What is it like working as a Technical Sales Engineer?
Technical Sales Engineer in Washington:
"Software Sales Engineer Review."
Pros: I am constantly building on my technical knowledge and learning new technologies. I'm able to apply my IT knowledge to product presentations and demos for customers, and it is nice to be able to see personal impact through quantified results (i.e. Quarterly sales figures).
Cons: Larger corporations often have a need to run detailed reports, and having to constantly keep track of nearly every little deal-related task I'm involved takes too much time away from my core job responsibilities. It can also sometimes be frustrating working with sales people who have limited knowledge of the complexities of enterprise software and IT in general, but then again it's an inherent part of the job to bridge that communication gap.
Technical Sales Engineer in Indianapolis:
"My Adventure In Sales."
Pros: I like the flexibility in my work hours. I am free to make my own decisions regarding my territory and how best to manage accounts. I have been given my own company car, an expense account that covers gas, lunch with clients, and all travel related expenses. Additionally, my at-home internet is covered by my company, as is a cell phone.
Overall, I have found a low stress, fun job that utilizes my love of chemistry.
Cons: Personally, I am not an extroverted person. This makes cold calling and talking to people a bit of a chore.