Softchoice

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Softchoice Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
219 Reviews
3.7
219 Reviews
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Softchoice President, CEO, and Director David MacDonald
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is really cool to be able to bring your dog to work (in 18 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 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance seems good for some roles and bad for others (in 17 reviews)

  • You have to wonder about the vision of the organization when a revolving door at senior leadership positions (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work, build a career and be a part of something bigger than just a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture centered on the value of the employee and developing/growing each person. Fun, helpful and encouraging. Superb ethics.

    Cons

    Growing pains of building a strong Services practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving the open communication. Keep adding great new people to the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Territory Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Softchoice

    Pros

    Great place to start a relationship based sales career

    Cons

    Base pay is pretty low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I am approaching my 10 year mark with the company. It's been the best experience of my professional life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Microsoft Solutions Group in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director Microsoft Solutions Group in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are constantly challenged to improve and grow. I've had a great opportunity to travel across North America, in my various roles. I've worked with some of the best people in the industry. I've had the opportunity to hire and develop people. Watching their personal growth in their career has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.

    Cons

    The culture is very sales focused, and can be intense at times. Also, because the company has grown so rapidly over the years, the amount of change required has been signficant. Dealing with so much change can, at times, be exhausting. For some people, the pace can be too much. I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company can be impatient at times for results, or waiting for new initiatives to produce results. The company could provide a longer ramp up time for new initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Almost perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture!! The people are extremely supportive and "how can I help you" is the first thing you will hear from individual employees up to leadership. Many investments are made in the training programs for sales and its a great place to grow.

    Cons

    The strategy changes til often but they seem to be sorting it out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the strategy and reinforce the message at every company call

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Culture of people who want to work hard while having a balance of enjoyment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young Culture
    Compensation for Sales
    Empowerment
    Flexibility & Benefits

    Cons

    3 years in and to say its perfect would not be true, but there is no such thing as perfect and Softchoice has got as close to it as I can ask for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Headed in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Focusing more on professional services, hiring more local consultants and sales people in the targeted territories.

    Cons

    Lack of external marketing or advertising.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Culture of Anywhere I've worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Microsoft and Cisco strategy is far ahead of the competition. Truly focused on Clients needs and Satisfaction.

    Cons

    Strategy is adjusted rapidly to meet changing needs in the Market. This can be challenging for those unwilling to adapt, but great for those looking to be relevant to their clients demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people in a strong industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, the culture, and the opportunity to grow and challenge yourself. If you work hard and do a good job there are always new opportunities to challenge yourself.

    Cons

    As the market is evolving Softchoice is evolving to adapt their strategy and focus to stay relevant and continue the kind of success they have had. It is hard to make that change in such a low margin business so resources are constrained making hard to make the change. It will also be interesting to see if the new owners will keep the focus on culture or just try to squeeze cash out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what you are good at and your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    An AMAZING place to build a career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    culture, personal growth, training & development, career progression, philanthropy, company values, equity investment opportunity, customer relationships.

    Cons

    there's so much change occuring in our industry that it can be difficult to adjust quickly and outpace the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be innovative and bring new solutions to market, continue to communicate your vision and corresponding strategy, continue to put your people first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast-paced, challenging, never a dull moment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture - a fantastic culture that focuses on our people
    Learning Opportunity - learn the ins and outs of the Technology industry rapidly including products, selling, prospecting, and communication techniques
    Long-Term Career Path - levels of compensation increases start as soon as 6 months in role

    Cons

    Pace - the pace of the industry and organization can be tough for some folks
    Change - change is the name of the game in Technology, and flexibility is important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The strategy is bang on, execution needs to ramp up though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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