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Old 05-20-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: canada
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I am confused what is the difference between an account executive, account manager, account director and an account supervisor?
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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I think it depends on the company. Titles are used interchangeably.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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It's not like accountant or engineering jobs.

You may be surprised, but there are many generic job titles that are interchangeable in corporate world. The ones mentioned above are prime examples.

An account executive at one company may mean something completely different somewhere else. It's very confusing. You won't know the exact duties, unless you meet somebody from that company already in that position. The job descriptions aren't good indicators either. The job descriptions are written with broad definitions to meet the requirements of multiple hiring managers. It's done to streamline the hiring process for HR.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:17 PM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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From my experience, with the word account in it, these are titles to make a job sound more prestigious than it is. They are probably all just customer service people with titles reflecting the number or monetary value of the customers they are responsible for.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:49 PM
 
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From my experience, with the word account in it, these are titles to make a job sound more prestigious than it is. They are probably all just customer service people with titles reflecting the number or monetary value of the customers they are responsible for.
Its at a corporation though not a call center or a cheesy low level job like that ...
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:10 AM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Its at a corporation though not a call center or a cheesy low level job like that ...
We have similar titles but not with "Account" in them. It would be the title, followed by "of" or "," and the department name.

Executive we call Managing Director, the highest level below CEO and making about $180k

Director is next, and they report to the Managing Directors and make about $135k

Managers report to the Directors and make about 100k

Supervisors report to the Managers and make about 80k
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Assuming that this is a PR, AD or MArketing agency...

as stated upstream it varies widely by company usually the years of experience required for the position will give you some idea of expectations...

It's a pain and it gets worse when switching companies that have conflicting and confusing titles.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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I've seen these titles used a lot for sales jobs. In the security industry, an account manager actually manages a client's account by hiring guards, overseeing supervisors at the site, and dealing with payroll and sometimes scheduling.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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I'm in outside sales and I think I have had at least three of those titles at some point of my career.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Generally this means you are a sales person In charge of relationships with customers and growing revenue. In the advertising world these titles are for folks who deal with customers but are not exactly sales folks.
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