Pictures from Life as a Sales Engineer

There’s not many memes that I jump on the bandwagon for, but I’ve seen enough people having fun with this that I have to join in.

When my demo hits a snag…

When my Sales Exec calls to say the deal is closed…

When my Sales Exec says he wants to move forward after I tell him there’s red flags all over an opportunity…

When the SE Manager is looking for volunteers to work on an RFP…

 

What the Sales Exec expects me to do when he forgets to invite me to a meeting until the last minute…

My expression when the Sales Exec claims our product has a non-existent feature…

When the guy at the prospect (whose app has been called junk by everyone else) tells me things are fine, they don’t need my solution…

When the client asks me to click on an un-configured section of the demo…

When the client doesn’t ask about the un-configured section of the demo…

When the presentation goes off perfectly…

When I spend two days building a demo, only to find out the prospect wasn’t qualified after all…

What I want to do to the person who didn’t qualify the prospect…

When the Proof of Concept comes together perfectly…

When the customer asks me if it’s true that <insert wild claim made by Sales Exec>…

And now a small plug: I’m not the SE anymore, I’m the Manager, and at Message Systems I’m hiring multiple Senior SE’s right now (we call them Solution Consultants) in multiple regions! Head on over to our jobs page and check it out! I poked a little fun at the Sales Exec stereotype but we’ve got a great group to work with, a solid product and a great team. Join us, won’t you?

Disclosure: Borrowed and modified extensively from http://martinvalasek.com/blog/pictures-from-a-developers-life