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Updated May 26, 2014

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3.0 162 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Softchoice President, CEO, and Director David MacDonald

David MacDonald

(123 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great culture, opportunities, and environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture is fantastic; from the first day I started working at Softchoice, I was immediately welcomed by everyone, even the Directors and VP's. They gave the sense of a "home sweet home" feel when it came to being at work. Everyone works hard, and most of everybody is very dedicated to actually make a difference in the company. We take an occasional, but quick recess to the break room to play ping pong or just to sit and talk to regroup or to get out of work mode for a few minutes. Some Softchoice buildings have a dog friendly atmosphere, which brings a comfortable feeling knowing that a puppy is waiting for your hand to pet them. Whenever someone needs guidance, the managers/directors/VP's are there to assist you with any questions or just to give insight through experience to help further your career and to be successful.

    Softchoice has invested a gargantuan amount of time and money for my career. They have set a path for me to accelerate my knowledge within the field given to me and I am very grateful to have Softchoice lead my career down the right path.

    ConsMaybe some communication issues, but that has only happened a couple of times. People get busy and aren't able to respond quickly...understandable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, evolving organization

    Network Engineer (Delivery) (Current Employee) Huntsville, AL

    ProsYou will be challenged at Softchoice. As long as you're a team player, your career here will continually have an upward trend. The environment is constantly changing, because as an organization, if something we try doesn't work, we adapt. It's definitely something I appreciate. An example of this would be the evolution from a product-only company to a full fledged services/solutions organization. Having been here for four years, the transition has been very evident. We still have a long way to go as a company, but I'm excited about what I've seen so far, and I love being on the ground floor of this transition.

    ConsSometimes all the groups that exist to support sales/services seem to get in the way of each other. Communication between groups could be better. Not all engineers that have been at Softchoice are team players. Some are even cowboys, and want to do their own thing. That really detracts from moving the company forward on the services front, and can be really obnoxious for the rest of us trying to evolve our business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild clearer lines of communication between groups.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to start a career

    SMB Sales (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people and the training are great. For people that work hard and do their jobs well there are many opportunities for advancement. The work is easy but the pay is good and if you can sell the pay is great.

    ConsTheir yearend is at the end Dec 31st so you have to work through the holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompared to my previous employer the management at Softchoice is great and realy seems to care. I think there could be improvement in communication around operational issues and companywide changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Softchoice: The Big Orange

    Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWork environment. The culture within Softchoice Corporation is different and more fun than I have ever experienced from any other job.

    You are able to speak your mind. You are encouraged to share, collaborate, and take the lead on a daily basis. I get to speak with upper management just as easily as my peers. The upper management will not let their job titles build up their ego's. I get the opportunity to take control of my work day without a set schedule from my employer.

    ConsYou're not going to be able to change the world from day one. If you understand that this is a company that is moved more effectively through political alliances plus results then you should be fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the tradition of recognizing what makes the company special.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsI was loved working at Softchoice. The atmosphere is friendly, professional and very change oriented. You can take your ideas and do something with them here. That's pretty cool.

    ConsThe organization has such a strong orientation to change/improve, that sometimes it needs to slow down and just let the teams find a groove.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, I think management has done a good job. Some of the senior leaders who were less strong have now gone, so I think the SLT is in good shape.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love this place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to advance, great culture.

    ConsLow salaries, people are too nice sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay people what they are worth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding experience with great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture and great people

    ConsNot that I can think of right now

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    Great place to learns and start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool environment, great teams, training, dogs, young,, all about the people, lots of opportunity

    ConsDepends who you ask this

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Softchoice is an amazing organization that truly cares about the people.

    Operations (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat People
    Great environment
    Challenging work
    Lots of opportunity to grow

    ConsI don't see any issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on the People!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, development opportunities and a growing business that invests in itself!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, development opportunities and a growing business that invests in itself!
    Very innovative.
    If you're good at your job, you'll be rewarded for it, especially in sales.

    ConsI'm a big fan. I'm not going anywhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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