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Would you rather work for a fresh Start Up, a Fresh IPO, or an established Corporation? Greater than 1 B valuation.

or F#ck/Marry/Kill

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BigMeech
WR Officer
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Coors Light Advocate
Well when I started at my current company, we were pre-ipo. Since then we have grown to a multi billion market leader, so I can speak to the three phases at the same company.ย 

I think my favorite phase was immediately post IPO. We had great brand awareness but not as much market penetration, and smaller sales team. I think average attainment was high 100%s because the territories were massive gold mines.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
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Director Sales and Market Development
Established corp looking to sell or ipo with equity.ย 
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RedLightning
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Mid-Market AE
There's a huge middle ground between fresh start up and fresh IPO
Rmoney
Inside Sales Specialist
Fresh start up with over 1B in Value? I feel like I weeded out the runts?
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RedLightning
Politicker
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Mid-Market AE
What about a series B SaaS company? I'm reading this as would you want to be sales hire 1 or work at a company that's IPOing. There's lots of companies on that trajectory that are ignored in this. Edit: I didn't see the FMK on this....ย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Why join a company right after the long-haulers made their money? Seems like a strategically terrible time to start--it's like being behind the billion-dollar lotto winner in line to buy a ticket. You were THIS close to making money but now you have to live with it.
PhlipOut
Politicker
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Account Executive
Yes and no. Most startups are not unicorns.
I have 250 shares still from my time at a series B.
wonder if they'll ever be worth something
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
So you still can make money since they haven't gone through a liquidation event, yet. I also have purchased options from companies I was a part of, which are worth nothing until they either get bought or IPO.
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Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
Personally, a startup
Beasthouse
Opinionated
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Corporate trainer
start up that is just transitioning out of the bs unstructured faze
PhlipOut
Politicker
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Account Executive
I think just pre/post IPO. there is market fit and growth, process but not yet a dinosaur. Also you have good benefits and can cash out shares if needed
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