I often joke that I was Seismic’s first-ever BDR — it’s true, as a co-founder, I was the company’s first salesperson, helping us grow from five people to now more than 1,000 people worldwide. Sales is a tough job, so I have a soft spot for all of our BDRs, SDRs, and sellers who grind day-in and day-out for this company.
That’s why I’m proud to share that Seismic has been ranked on the Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. According to Selling Power magazine founder and publisher Gerhard Gschwandtner, companies that earned a spot on the list provide “superior onboarding and ongoing sales training, [and] quickly pivoted their strategy to give their sales reps the tools and skills they needed to succeed in today’s digital, remote selling environment.”
This is the 21st consecutive year the ranking has been published by Selling Power, the leading digital magazine for sales managers and sales VPs. And it’s not our first time on the list, but this year feels a little more special.
To assemble this year’s 50 Best list, Selling Power’s research team created a thorough application where they gathered data across four main categories:
- Compensation and benefits
- Sales culture
- Onboarding and sales enablement strategies
- Sales training and coaching
Interestingly, almost all the companies featured on the list invested in and offered thorough virtual selling training in response to the pandemic.
At Seismic, we felt it was important to offer training, coaching, and resources to our sellers last year as they navigated unchartered territory. Whether it was coaching our frontline sellers to lead with empathy while prospecting or hosting a virtual Sales Kick-Off (which rocked, by the way) — Seismic makes sure our sellers are supported, challenged, and led by the best sales leaders in the business. We’ve also worked hard to make sure this is a place where you can grow your career in sales, and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of fostering a culture that values work ethic and attention to detail.
And, while this is a sales-focused award, sales doesn’t exist in a silo. We would not make the list of “Best Companies to Sell For” if it wasn’t for our incredible customer success, marketing, and enablement teams at Seismic.
As our U.S. offices continue to open back up, I’m most looking forward to seeing everyone again, celebrating this award over drinks, and continuing to kick ass.
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