Reflecting on a Career
Sometimes taking the leap in your career is the best thing you can do. Taking a risk, getting outside of your comfort zone and trying something new. That’s exactly what I did. A little over 4 months ago, I made the decision to join Turbonomic after searching around for something different and a spark in my career path. I had been working at Oracle for over a year, but I was eager to start something new and different. Going from being 1 out of 138,000 employees to only 1 of 500 was a drastic change... I had no idea what I would be getting into, but as I approach my 4-month mark at Turbonomic, I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to change.
Legacy Tech Experience Helps
After interning at EMC Corporation and working at Oracle my first year out of college, the corporate life was all I knew and all I had ever been exposed to. While corporate life didn't seem attractive to me, the experiences I had working at a large company were not all bad. First, I was presented with several formal training programs that allowed me to gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in my current role today. The benefits were great, and of course it's perceived as a more stable career path. Aside from the formal training programs, benefits packages and the job stability gained from working at a larger company, at the end of the day, I was not exactly happy. I still felt like a “small fish in a big pond” and I was craving a change.
Fortunately for me, transitioning to a mid-sized company like Turbonomic gave me the change I needed. Turbonomic has allowed me to play a vital role in building a company that continues to rapidly grow. The company has experienced 5 years of unprecedented growth with almost 2,000 customers, a landmark deal with DXC and partnerships with Cisco and BMC. It’s hard to not get excited with all of this, especially when I get to play an essential part in its ongoing development. This is something rare.
Why I Know it was the Right Move
One of my favorite parts about starting a career at a smaller company like Turbo, has to be the exposure to c-level executives. My first day on job I was sitting within 30 feet of our CEO Ben Nye and CFO Mo Garad. Our board members are in constant conversations with the team and it’s truly unlike any other experience I’ve had before. I also enjoy the fact that we interact with staff in other areas of the business, giving us a better ‘big picture view’ of the company. It’s exciting to be surrounded by competitive and talented young professionals on a daily basis. Nothing stands still here. The people here are not only invested in their own successes, but are dedicated to accomplishing Turbo’s mission as well. With only four months under my belt, the amount of success, support and wonderful things I have already seen at Turbo has made my transition in careers truly seamless. I know I made the right career choice here and I’m looking forward to what’s next to come.
If you're hesitant to take the challenge of moving to a smaller company, I'd love to chat with you and help you along your journey! If you want to get started in tech-sales as a BDR/SDR, I'm also happy to give you the info you need. It's challenging, but if you're a go-getter - it's the place to be.
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