"It was in some ways very fulfilling, and in other ways, frustrating. The job involved too much time spent in Saleforce.com, which is slow. I was used to working in web development, where you have much more control of what you're doing. On the other hand, I liked working on business processesunderstanding them, defining them, and improving them."
"I love that being in business development pushes me and advances my skill set. It lets me communicate with heads of companies. I also love to travel part of it. I hate hearing no."
"The interaction with people, putting together presentations and my ability to get and do business where no one else could because of my contacts and relationships.What I did not like was the constant airline travel which exceeded (75%) at times. I have traveled my entire career and I don't mind it but this position the travel requirements were excessive."
"It's hard to be a Business Developer in a struggling economy especially when 80% of companies revenue comes from government contracts. Don't get me wrong, I like sales and finding solutions and helping customers but not the way Eastern Europeans do it."
"I love to interact with new people and always being on go. Sometimes I hate the varied time-zones."
"Remote co-workers, lack of speed in company processes. Very welcoming atmosphere and great management."
"Channel sales has been both rewarding and challenging. Helping the partner community build solutions around various products and developing programs to help support those solutions is the most rewarding."
"The business market is poor. The CEO is daft!"
"I enjoy the work that was assigned to me. The problem with Cisco is you have no coverage and no support."
"I love the ability to help a struggling business owner find his or her path to success be it personally or financially. I also like the feeling I get when I see one of my plans help a struggling business."
"Personally, it was very rewarding except for compensation. I would like to stay in the industry because of the 6 years of relationships I have gathered."
"The work moves around the nation and the world, like many industries, you have to be willing to relocate to stay employed."
"I love being a BDM. As long as you have the internal support and systems to provide top level service to your customers I can sell anything."
"I love the interaction with people and the challenge of selling them on my ideas."
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