Pride to Protect Life and Make an Impact
While Axon's mission itself is gratifying, the palpable spark of excitement comes from each employee's immense pride for the mission and excitement to impact society positively. "There's this immense feeling of hope. While it may seem corny, the sales team is electric, high-energy, and happy to serve our customers," he said.
Sam is undoubtedly proud of his day-to-day work, but he's also incredibly proud of his team. The way sales are made drastically changed with COVID, yet inside sales has set a record each quarter since he's been at Axon. The sales team, as a whole, has doubled in the last two years to account for customer growth and expanding tech needs. "The leaders we've hired are excellent. We have rock-solid training, despite moving remote during COVID. Sales, like Axon's other departments, has proven to be resilient with all the challenges we've had due to the pandemic."
Celebrate All Successes
When asked to reflect on his favorite part of his job, Sam immediately said it was the impact you can see you're making in people's lives. Every customer and civilian saved by Axon products is an undefinable win. Sam also wanted to draw attention to the internal implications too. He's had the chance to watch young sales executives develop their skillsets and refine their craft. He's celebrated with colleagues as they pay off student debts and buy their first homes.
Axon's mission puts people and lives first, and Sam sees the public safety impact every day. As Axon's mission becomes more known, he's looking forward to growing the team to further their global reach. His ideal candidates are naturally curious. Those who do their research but aren't afraid to ask questions or challenge product ideas can stand out when they do so constructively.