Commission and dog-friendly offices? Yes, please.
If you’re a people person that gets a kick out of closing deals, working in sales offers nearly boundless opportunity. Here are some of the coolest companies searching for sweet talkers right now.
Sales are the fuel of essentially every company, and while there’s no doubt that a killer salesperson derives a lot of joy from serving up that lifeblood so the company can thrive, let’s be real for a second: One of the biggest perks of working in sales is that in many cases, you earn commission—a.k.a., your pay directly reflects how often you’re successful in closing a deal, a.k.a. the harder you work the more money you will earn.
That’s a pretty sweet motivator if you possess that people-person disposition and have a knack for being really convincing; you get to network and persuade all day, every day. According to Glassdoor, an account manager averages a yearly salary of $57,000, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the average for a sales manager at about $116,000.
Below, check out the 10 best jobs in sales on LinkedIn right now. Not only are they exciting examples of what a career in sales has to offer from a day-to-day standpoint, but also, they’re at some of the buzziest companies out there.
VP Sales FabFitFun
FabFitFun has been awarded by “Forbes, Inc and E&Y as one of the fastest growing companies in L.A. and the U.S,” according to the listing, and it so happens that they are looking for a VP of Sales. This subscription box company leads the pack with full-sized products delivered four times per year, an online community, and even a magazine.
If you have 10 years of sales experience and are ready for your next big thing, this role is pretty ideal. And in terms of benefits, not only will you get full health-care, dental, and vision coverage, but you’ll also receive a generous vacation policy, paid parking, catered meals, and a free FabFitFun subscription.
Senior Partner Sales Manager, Adobe
Adobe is ranked on the LinkedIn Top Companies List for a reason. The company formerly known for Photoshop and PDFs is now leading in areas like artificial intelligence, too. If you’re excited about these prospects, and have five to seven years in IT sales, then you should check out this posting, which is all about sales growth and creating new solutions.
When it comes to unique benefits, Adobe has quite a few. Adobe shuts down twice a year, meaning two weeks off for each and every employee. Other offerings include up to four weeks of bereavement leave, and a successful commuter program.
Manager, Advertising Sales, Amazon
This role at Amazon is for a sales-savvy leader who considers herself a coach and a mentor at her current organization. They’re looking for someone with five years of sales experience, including two years in management, to come join the team at Amazon Media Group.
While that sounds cool in and of itself, it’s also good to note that Amazon came in at number two on the LinkedIn Top Companies List. Some of the reasons LinkedIn cites are “leave share,” which allows employees to give six weeks of paid leave to a spouse or partner who isn’t eligible for parental leave at their employer. Also Amazon’s corporate headquarters are dog friendly! There’s even an on-site dog park and free treats.
Sales Coordinator, Disney ABC Television Group
This entry-level job is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to jump into a career in sales. As a jumping-off point, it’s pretty exciting because this role interacts with sales, traffic, research and marketing on related sales coordination tasks.
Working with the Disney ABC Television Group brings you a lot more benefits than a regular entry-level job. I mean, who wouldn’t want free passes to Disney theme parks that you get to share with family?
Sales Lead, WeWork
WeWork is one of the country’s buzziest startups, and as of May 2017, it was valued at $18 billion. And now, they’re looking for a sales lead to help lead its sales efforts in the Chicago market. If you have two to five years of experience, you can get engaged with the brand by securing new leads and managing existing ones.
WeWork says their jobs are for “the curious, the caring, the courageous, and the collaborative.” Daily life at the office includes fresh fruit water and barista service, quiet rooms, “happy plants” (they said it, not us), and more. Throughout the year, you even join the team at “Summit” and “Summer Camp” when the entire company convenes in “fresh environments where paddleboarding and roller coasters lead to radical collaboration.”
Sales Consultant, Travel Sales, Viking Cruises
In this travel industry role, which requires no set amount of background in sales, you get paid training and a promised salary of between $60,000 and $150,000 per year (base plus commission). In this role, you would be responsible for luxury travel sales and service to clients.
Viking Cruises is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and boasts competitive benefits, paid vacation and holidays, travel and cruise rewards, and even discounted theatre tickets, theme parks passes, and movie tickets. And for the wellness-minded, Viking Cruises has an employee wellness program, and every employee gets a gym membership.
Sales Manager, Growth Sales, Pinterest
This mid-senior level role, requiring 10 years of experience, will bring you to Pinterest as the the primary contact for Pinterest partners at the highest level. Beyond being a leader in sales, working with Pinterest includes catered meals, yoga, and onsite massages, as well as game nights and wine clubs.
Plus, as of June 2017, Pinterest is leading the way when it comes to family benefits. The Pinterest head of diversity and inclusion Candice Morgan saw employees struggling with surrogacy costs, and that inspired surrogacy and adoption benefits at the company. Now, employees will have access to up to $5,000 in adoption reimbursement and up to $20,000 for surrogacy benefits.
Senior Manager, Sales Merchandising and Planning, The Honest Company
Baby lovers, rejoice! The Honest Company is hiring a senior manager to join their retail sales team in the Baby category. In this role, you’ll own sales planning and partner with key stakeholders on product strategy development for the baby section of the brand. An exciting feature of this job, which asks for about six years of experience, is that you’ll be traveling up to 20% for customer/market visits, trade shows and sales meetings.
Sales Operations Coordinator, Estee Lauder Companies
This entry-level sales job is for someone who is savvy, flexible, and who displays a strong work ethic and commitment to strive for excellence. The Estee Lauder Companies talent page says “Our company is a vibrant arena for the best in our industry — smart, accomplished people with a commitment to excellence and a passion for helping individuals express their own beauty. You too can play a role in our global success.”
Sales Associate, Large Customer Sales, Google
Last but not least, this job posting is at Google, which clocks in at number one on the LinkedIn Top Companies List. This role, which is being filled ASAP (as in February or sooner), is for an entry-level sales associate position in a program where Google will support you through specific product and business training and executive access/exposure over a fixed period of time. It’s a pretty unbeatable place to start. The large customer sales teams partner closely with many of the world’s biggest advertisers and agencies to develop digital solutions that build strong businesses and brands.
And lest we forget, perks for working at Google include gourmet food, dogs at the office, “massage credits,” and an 80/20 policy where you spend 80% of time on your job and 20% on passion projects.