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GDO
Politicker
4
BDM
i think this is just normal in the EU
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Yea but im in the US
nivlek
Contributor
0
Country Launcher
Not great - every sales leader I know has emphasized paying salespeople as regularly as possible, since you want them to feel their impact ASAP (and drive them to make even more money).

How experienced are your sales leaders?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
3
Senior Account Executive
I worked for a major pharma company that paid once per month. Not the norm, but you can do it.
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
did you like it? i feel like it might be easier to budget because you know when you will have all of your money. but it seems really foreign to me.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
1
Senior Account Executive
I didn't care for it. I like the biweekly better. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
2
Account Executive
I have seen this happen. It can take some extreme budgeting skill to make it work for someone. Definitely not what I would ever be looking for, so I would steer clear of it. However, with that being said, the reward could be nice.
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
how could the rewards be any different than biweekly?
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
1
Account Executive
It could be the other incentives, like the other comment about his wife working at a university,(full/partial tuition paid for), or something with the commission structure or higher pay.
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
2
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
This is how pay works for my wife. Sheโ€™s at a university.
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
wow really, im so use to the norm bi weekly lol
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
2
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
If Iโ€™m being honest Iโ€™d say it took us six months to adjust to it. Not ideal lol
bootyjigae
1
Account Manager
biweekly is definitely where it's at. I actually used to work at a company that would pay weekly and it was great. But I felt like I ended up spending more money after weekly paychecks than I would if I got them bi weekly.
Notmyrealname
Politicker
2
SDR
Every job I've ever had, that wasn't paid by the hour, was paid once a month. Some paid commission monthly, some paid it quarterly.
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Wow really? This is very new to me getting paid this way.
sketchysales
Politicker
2
Sales Manager
I get paid once a month, whats the big deal?
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Im use to bi weekly payments with commission paid monthly.
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
2
Dialing for Initiative
I've only seen this as a 1099 employee
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
yea i might as well be one at this point lol
InfiniteGranite
Contributor
2
Senior Enterprise AE
This is the norm in the UK. My company is US based so all ppl in US/Canada get paid every 2 weeks and UK employees get paid monthly. I prefer it but then it's always been my experience so nothing to compare to.
jefe
Arsonist
1
Head of Sales
Yes, I've seen it. It's a pain in the ass. In my experience the cause was initial payroll set up not being able to be changed without massive hardship.

(As in apparently the whole company would have to be let go and rehired, with Records of Employment issued)
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
wow that does suck lol
jefe
Arsonist
2
Head of Sales
Yupp. Definitely hard to budget.
Link
Executive
1
Hyrule Internet Sales Manager
This is something I personally have never heard ofโ€ฆI wouldnโ€™t say this is โ€œnormalโ€ for start-ups, but it definitely sounds like a start-up lol.
Regarding your previous post; 2 years old, no health insurance, getting paid once a monthโ€ฆ.the base better be especially competitive apart from compensation structure for meโ€ฆ
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
base is slightly better than the average i suppose.
Link
Executive
0
Hyrule Internet Sales Manager
What does commission plan look like?
Link
Executive
1
Hyrule Internet Sales Manager
Well if my OTE is nice, Iโ€™m typically always 150-200% of quota anyway so seems on parโ€”that being said however, the lack of insurance and payout frequency would be a big deterrent for me.

Hopefully there will be adjustments or at least it just ends up being good experience if/when youโ€™re looking for something new.
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Yea for sure, this is my first time experiencing something so different.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
1
Sr Sales Executive
I've been paid both twice a month and biweekly (24 paychecks vs 26), but it sounds like it's not abnormal to see 12 paychecks. Probably once you're used to it, you'll be ok. My husband was a teacher and was paid 1x/mo, so he was very used to getting that single check.
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
like your salary is paid 1x a month? are you in the UK?? haha
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
yea man base + commission is just once a month lol. Im in the US lol
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
ha! wow that is crazy. ive never experienced that!
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
1
Sales
yea you and me both, well this is my first time now lol
TennisandSales
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
are there any advantages to this that you have noticed?
Kirby
Politicker
1
Sales Representative
I get paid every week :)
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
haha, i do recall getting paid once a week at another company for non sales work.
thedue
Executive
1
VP of Sales
Suggest asking them why? They may have some cash flow issues, and want to keep their cash in the bank, longer.
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
CEO claims they are in the positive with no debt. Company is still young though.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
1
Business Coach
Talk about taking full advantage of the float!! Not to mention how much can go wrong in 30 days... be careful
SADSAAS
Contributor
1
Account Executive
I work at a startup and I am paid the same way
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
2
Sales
at least we arent the only ones lol
SADSAAS
Contributor
0
Account Executive
I really don't mind it too much. Just have to get used to seeing the credit card bill get a little higher and remember you've got a lump of cash coming EOM
Ashing
Opinionated
1
Senior Account Executive
Yes, I get paid once a month, last day of the month. If that's on the weekend it's on the last Friday. This month's base + last month's commish
Ashing
Opinionated
0
Senior Account Executive
And I prefer it. I switched all my bill payments to monthly on the 3rd. I pull out cash for the month, all the direct pays hit, then I don't look at the bank account again till next payday.
6millWoman
1
Business Dev Mgr
Got paid that way at a big pharma co and again at the company I'm at now. NBD if you budget
sugardaddy
Politicker
1
Chief
I don't see the biggie?
I'm getting paid once a month. That's the norm! Haha.
Beefany28
Politicker
1
Account Executive
I have had both, i prefer bi-weekely
revenuegenerator
Good Citizen
1
Sales Management
It used to be more common than it is now. with platforms like Gusto so easy to use/setup for a small business owner, paying biweekly is almost the norm. (salary only, commish always monthly). Makes me wonder how small the company is where they are only spinning payroll once a month in todays world.
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
1
Sales Rep
Being paid monthly saves them money with their payroll
IanJ
Opinionated
1
Enterprise Business Development
Yeah. It's more common than you'd think
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Thats a question I will have to start asking in my interviews lol
JLUKEE
1
Account Manager 2
Interesting! I used to get my commission once a month, but base bi weekly. Are you 100% commission?
Thesamiam
Celebrated Contributor
0
Sales
Nope base and commissions paid monthly
italiangolfer
Executive
1
Area Manager
Absolutely normal for me, get paid monthly and bonuses every 6 months
salesguy123
Personal Narrative
1
RVP Sales
Interesting. I'm in the US and have never seen this. Always paid on the 15th and last day of the month. Commissions and other bonus payments (e.g. MBO) at end of month as well.
NicoleF
1
Product & Research Specialist, North America
Just joined this "group" but I am US based, have worked both in SaaS startups (primarily) and a medical device company - commissions were paid at the end of the month but were paid our salary in the 15th and last day of the month. Monthly commissions are irritating enough to ensure they arrive on time and are correct - bummer on the monthly pay, that's new to me.
Asmrane97
Personal Narrative
1
Abu Dubai
This is very normal for workers in my area
YesMines2
1
Account Executive
Yes some of these shady start ups close down before even giving a commission .
SADNESSLieutenant
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0
Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
Add the to the list of reasons to never work at a series A and no I have never seen this
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