Selling Power Releases 2014 “50 Best Companies to Sell For” List

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Selling Power has released its 2014 list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Inclusion in the list gives companies a competitive advantage when hiring top sales professionals.

Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For
Heartland Payment Systems and SunGard tied for the top spot this year.

Selling Power magazine, a leading periodical for sales managers and executives, is pleased to announce the release of its annual list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For.

This is the fourteenth year the corporate research team at Selling Power has identified and ranked the best companies to sell for among the top sales forces in the United States. Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner says that, despite sweeping changes in the sales profession in recent decades, the definition of excellence remains consistent.

“For many sales organizations, the sales process and buying cycle look drastically different from those of ten or twenty years ago,” says Gschwandtner. “But selling itself still requires dedication, perseverance, confidence, and the ability to stay positive in the face of adversity. The companies that appear on the Selling Power 50 Best Companies to Sell For list understand that and create a culture to support their salespeople in every way possible.”

This year an extensive, expanded questionnaire was sent to executives in sales, training, and human resources to uncover key data that would be important to prospective employees as they look for a new sales role or enter the sales profession. Companies are evaluated in the following areas:

  •     Customer Growth and Retention
  •     Hiring, Compensation, Sales Training, and Enablement
  •     Company Recognition and Reputation

The list includes companies of all sizes, with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands. Heartland Payment Systems and SunGard tied for the top spot this year. In other cases of a tie in the overall point rankings, the companies were listed in alphabetical order.

The top 10 companies on the list represent a variety of industries, including technology, software, financial services, textile, and pharmaceutical. Avention (formerly OneSource Information Services) and Northwestern Mutual are newcomers to the top 10; last year they ranked 11 and 12 on the list, respectively. Eight companies (SunGard, Heartland Payment Systems, LevelEleven, Actavis, Hilti, DocuSign, UniFirst, and Iron Mountain) appeared in the top 10 rankings in 2013, as well.

To be considered for inclusion in the list in 2015, companies can request applications at

About Selling Power
In addition to Selling Power magazine, the leading periodical for sales managers and sales VPs since 1981, Selling Power Inc. produces the Sales Management Digest and Daily Boost of Positivity online newsletters, as well as a five-minute-video series featuring interviews with top executives. Selling Power is a regular media sponsor of the Sales 2.0 Conference.

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