Softchoice

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Softchoice Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
170 Reviews

3.0
170 Reviews
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Softchoice President, CEO, and Director David MacDonald
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They let you bring your dog into work (in 16 reviews)

  • The environment is great from the perspective that you get to bring dogs, have a game room, once a month beer cart, etc (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance seems good for some roles and bad for others (in 14 reviews)

  • poor ethics amongst senior leadership team (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Softchoice has been an incredible foundation for a long career in technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great work/life balance, great products and support

    Cons

    Lower compensation than competitors, major shift in business over the last 5 years has been bumpy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pursuing groundbreaking technologies to support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for sales/marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and totally geared to support career advancement. Lots of perks and benefits. Perfect place to start career straight out of college/Uni.

    Cons

    Not enough money compared to other companies doing the same thing. Everything is geared to push people up (or out), so if you find the right job/level you are happy with you're out of luck because management will not respect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard and play hard environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great opportunity for a sales or marketing professional. Lots of free food and a fun office environment. Lots of recognition. Not cubeland. I would recommend to someone just starting out in their career.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management. Very numbers focused. Lots of pressure from management, if in sales. High turnover as usual in sales office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Move to privatization may be a good thing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, social company with lots of good activity with charities
    Lots of communication to employees like all-in-company calls and company events
    Good Company with strong financial results and a solid reputation

    We were just bought by a private equity firm and from what I can see, I think that the move to privatization will allow the management team to make long term investments and allow the employees some time to digest and execute on these investments before rushing off to the next idea. This may help people settle in, focus on what they need to do and stay longer.

    We heard this week that employees will have the chance to invest in the company. I want to know more details...but this sounds like it could be a great opportunity and one that few other companies can offer.

    Cons

    Lots of change...the pace can be very hectic
    Work-life balance seems good for some roles and bad for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep asking employees for ideas or suggestions on how we can be better and communicate back to us what we are doing with this feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great People, great leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Softchoice hires great people that fit well in to the work hard play hard culture. You need to prove you can handle the work load, quotas and time management. If you're doing what you need to be doing then you'll do well, if you're not willing or able to perform then you won't...pretty simple. It's a fun culture of experienced and inexperienced people who are all learning from each other and taking care of each other. The dogs in the office is a plus! Softchoice tends to hire from with in so there are lots of opportunities if you're successful in your current role.

    Cons

    Growth targets are aggressive YOY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good training investments in their employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solution Architect  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solution Architect in North Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Very good training investments in their employees. Lots of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    The sales force can tend to be a bit young. This can cause some generational related clashes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great and fun place to work and start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    great training - fun office - bring your dog to work

    Cons

    management could be better - younf company and young managers - growing pains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide your managers with better management training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    People & Perks are great

    Cons

    Sometimes felt a little too micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership there was, for the most part, really good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Softchoice treats their employees extremely well. It was my first job out of college like most, and you don't realize how great it is until you move on to different companies.

    Cons

    I wanted to work in marketing, and the only positions available at my office were all sales based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Launch and Rally were always very motivating and I wish other companies took as much pride in their employees as Softchoice does.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Softchoice - Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    The culture is great, and we all take care of eachother in a competitve sales environment. Benfits are second to none, management is strong and competent. One major pro is the team of resources we have at our disposal from a pre and post sales process

    Cons

    My income doesn't seem on par with our competition both from a base salary and commission aspect. While spiffs can be had and commission rates have accelerators, even being at your quota doesn't net what i hear other reps make at our competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more money to the people that are hitting quota and exceeding their number. increase the base salary and lower those rates if you think that will drive better production. everything else in Softchoice is above average, culture, leadership, benefits, etc. Let's just try to meet those pros from a total income standpoint

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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