Just had a pitch meeting, but didn’t close. They like me and they said that I’m good at self-reflection and that I implemented their critiques from the first call where they deliberately set me up to fail. Do I have a shot at still getting this or am I dead in the water?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I think you still have a shot, especially if they said you were good at self-reflecting. That humility and coachablity is key for sales

It sounds good but I would approach any company that includes deliberately setting you up to fail in the interview process with caution. That would be a red flag for me

Why’s that?

Bank your shot on the positive things they liked about you. They did give a comment. I'm quite concerned if they're being close-minded when they mentioned they set you up to fail but try if you were able to change their minds. Goodluck!

They hired another guy with a background in economics.

Related Posts

Anyone referring for FAANG companies?


WGSN is such a great company but impossible to find references.

So here is this group

Thoughts on the recent biopharma market correction? (Admittedly its market-wide). Will this influence consulting firms in any way? Think DD work should remain the same (funds are still loaded with cash and might see discounts), market access is also fine. Not sure about g2m work or commercial. Thoughts?


Has any has anyone decided to leave the pharmacy profession, and go into another field? If so, what did you choose? I’m currently contemplating leaving and I don’t know where to begin.


I graduated with my MBA in finance in 2020 and began working at a bank as a Management Trainee. 2 years later, I am an assistant to a financial advisor studying to become a financial advisor. However, I have to do this on MY time and not the bank's.
I am not in a Management position, I make as much as a teacher in a good district and I just don't feel my overall self worth at this job. Does anyone have any advice that can help this situation?


Hi - currently an M1 at a MM firm. Received a message from a recruiter about moving to PwC - if anyone at PwC could DM that would be great

I have offers from both United Health Group and Atlassian for a Senior Financial Analyst position. Similar Comp (Atlassian slightly higher due to stock options). Coming from another healthcare company as a SFA, does anyone have experience at either company? In the long term, does Atlassian look better on a resume/work experience due to the Tech/Software space? Seems like their culture is great, but a much higher work load due to the nature of the company. Thanks! Happy to answer DM's too


Any tips on going in-house in the renewable energy industry (wind)? How do I prep? How can I stand out?


There is no mention of variable pay in offer letter of hsbc. Do they pay variable without mentioning in offer letter?


Hi guys , I am fresher joined last year and have 2yr bond but I got put into performance improvement plan (pip) is there a chance of them removing me from company? I have been doing fairly well in company.

Currently a first year MO analyst, looking to possibly move into consulting. Is it possible to move into MBB w/o an MBA?


Heavily considering a career in law. Could someone give some advice


Hi!Would like to get some perspectives on the Walmart and Amazon offers that I just received. Slightly more interested in Amazon Fashion's work but it's offered at $80K less than Walmart...
A few questions here:
1) Is the Amazon brand better than Walmart that's worth $80K in TC?
2) Are Strategy roles better perceived than Marketing roles and will have higher long-term pay potential? (I went to business school where almost everybody wants to do Strategy...)
3) Is Amazon culture very concerning?


Anyone learn martial art classes when you are older? Any recommendation for someone with who’s not very athletic?


QA lead -10yrs exp... Longing for a change.. Plz DM me so that I can share resume

Most creative agency in Chicago? Right now. (Is there such a thing?)


Hi, how are you all,
Just to confirm is there any opportunity for java spring boot.
Total 1+ year of experience for any location.
Please refer my profile.


new time zone🌍?✔️First night in a new city? ✔️Stubborn case of jet lag? ✔️This is Major Tom to Ground Control....initiate sleep sequence, please.😑🚀


Anyone got their wisdom teeth removed? Any opinions/advise/complications ? Advisable to take PTO after surgery?

Thank you


I love international tax (in core) and don’t mind compliance at all but it’s been nearly 100% of what I do. Any ways of balancing out with more structuring/planning?

Some background: there’s only 3 of us IT locally and with the departure of our SM, the little structuring/planning work I do see will probably dry up when they leave. Do I network with other bigger offices to pick up that kind of work?

Additional Posts in Sales

What will be your choice of business/investment if you have only few years to your retirement with only $20k as your available funds and still got few bills to settle?


Anyone worked at Gartner as AE? Had a recruiter message me


10 years sales experience selling eyewear to eye doctors. If I were to transition to tech would I have to start as a BDM? I think that would be a pay cut for me. Thanks


Here's a question, I see that you can apply to jobs with just your resume, and there isn't an opportunity to include a cover letter. This astounds me because that's really where a business can learn your values and what you can offer them. Does anyone recommend a way around this? I thought about uploading a two page resume with the cover letter included. It seems a loss not to include that edge.


What’s high & realistic pay you’ve seen for a BDR? UK based


Anyone an Account Exec at HubSpot ? Looking for advice as I go through the interview process.


What resources do you use too prospect for new SMB Clients? Currently in telecom sales and my Power Partner for referrals just left their company. Would love some fresh ideas!


Looking to get back into SaaS sales after a few year hiatus. Any tips or recommendations to ramp myself back into SaaS sales? Any podcast or books, etc?


In your experience, are all the best salespeople absolutely insane? 🤣

It takes a special kind of person to be able to handle the wild swings, no?


Have received an interview request with Amazon Ads for a Sr AE role. Are any past or current employees able to share their experience?

Base/variable/equity? How was the work life balance? Were you given autonomy? How did you like working with the product, customers and their place in the market?
Thank you in advance.


I’m interested in a presales SE / sales engineer role at VMware. Can anyone please shed a light on how much a senior SE makes in the Boston area? VMware I have multiple VCP certs and the VCAP cert.


With inflation being so high, how much of a salary do you think you need to live comfortable ? I’m from NJ so it’s close enough to NY rent/mortgage


So I’m interviewing at experian and in the final presentation stage (CA position). Anybody have any idea what to expect from a salary position for this role? I have about 2 1/2 years experience at ATT managing large accounts and enterprise sales so I’m looking for 120-130 base. Am I crazy?


Which role would you take? Account Executive with a Series A French company with a bright future according to my research, 160KOTE 50/50 split. Second offer comes from Salesforce, 120 OTE 50/50 split + other benefits.

I find it interesting how some CRO's cane come to a company and ruin it, fire a bunch of people, miss their numbers by 50% the board fires them and another company hires them a month later


Has anyone made the switch from manufacture sales to tech sales? If so, what steps did you take? I have been in sales for about 12 years now. Would love any advice.


Any suggestions on how to quantify admin assist on sales? I know it’s complicated per org, but trying to find a path so admin commission on sales isn’t subjective.
I know technically everything a sales team admin does helps lead to sales but not sure how to quantify it so it isn’t dependent on the whims of a manager and whether or not they’re having a bad day.
Any suggestions on milestones or performance measures? KPIs? Want to make sure admins get a slice of the pie they helped make.


Does getting a referral for salesforce help? Looking at a remote account executive position. I have seven years of experience with salesforce as a user and helping departments implement it correctly and also a lot of sales experience


Given the economy, it a bad time to start a career in tech sales? Moving over from consulting and would focus on analytics products


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or