Softchoice

Softchoice – Why Work For Us?

Softchoice…Environment is Everything

At Softchoice, we believe that the right environment and the right opportunities allow exceptional people to deliver exceptional results. It’s because of our focus on people and our passion for finding better ways for customers to benefit from technology that Softchoice has become a leading IT solutions provider in North America, and one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces.

Hiring talented people and providing a progressive, dog-friendly work environment is only part of the equation. We know you want a fulfilling career and the potential to enhance your skills and develop professionally. That’s why we’re committed to offering the in-depth training, mentoring, and opportunities for merit-based advancement that make for a rewarding career. Of course, personal growth at Softchoice extends beyond day to day business. Through Softchoice Cares, our people devote hundreds of hours each year to giving back to those in need in our own communities and overseas. We also continue to work closely with our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers to foster environmentally sustainable business practices in everything we do.

Make Softchoice your career choice!

We know you want a fulfilling career and the potential to enhance your skills and develop professionally. That's why we're committed to offering the training, mentoring, and opportunities for merit-based advancement that make for a rewarding career.

Softchoice believes in promotion from within. Many of our managers have progressed through the company by taking on new roles and bigger responsibilities. We have great opportunities to work in other offices and different departments across North America. We provide training and opportunities to our employees and we recognize those who achieve their best.

 

We are a forward thinking IT company that builds futures in careers. Softchoice has an energetic culture dedicated to doing it differently. We are dog friendly environment and are proud to be recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Workplaces. We are a big company with a community feel. Softchoice has strong values that are incorporated into everything that we do.

We believe in our people. Personal input matters and you can make a difference. Softchoice believes that with a positive environment and the right opportunities exceptional people deliver exceptional results. Our extraordinary growth is a product of giving talented individuals at all levels the freedom and inspiration to move our business forward.

It's because of our focus on people and our passion for finding better ways for customers to benefit from technology that Softchoice has become a leading IT solutions provider in North America.

We have opportunities across Canada and the United States in the following areas:

  • Inside & Outside Sales
  • Marketing
  • Technical Architecture
  • Operations & Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources & Training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softchoice full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Layback work environment vendor happy hours and lunches are common weekly a lot of nice smart cool people work there

    Cons

    Very low base salary for the industry. Too much micromanagement from managers weekly meetings required with your manager every week on top of midyear quarter year and yearly reports to take up more time when you should be focused on selling

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    Stop some of the micromanagement the weekly meetings are overkill focus on selling. Raise the base salary it's by far the lowest and IT sales by over $10,000 most companies start at 50,000 base while softchoice starts at 35 base

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Softchoice Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Softchoice in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had a scheduled phone interview with a recruiter named Dana, She was 10 minutes late to the interview, After a few questions around my background she begin telling me about the position. She called the position product manager instead of project manager which made me skeptical and she proceeded to tell me that the position requires you to manage from 20 up to 30 projects that range from 3 weeks to 6 months simultaneously. I automatically assumed that most of the projects would be similar where duplication as far as project and deployment plans would be similar. She advised no that all the projects would be with different clients and could all be different. I immediately thought this possibly cant be true and you would have to be subhuman to take on such a task. therefore I proceeded to tell her that I would not be a good fit for the job. We didn't even get to pay but why would we? This company is questionable in its tactics.

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Softchoice Awards & Accolades

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Best Workplaces in Canada (1000+ Employees), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2009
Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2008
Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2010
Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Places to Work Institute, 2011
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Recent Updates
  • Softchoice update
    30+ days ago

    We are thrilled to announce we are VMware’s Canada Partner of the Year for 2014. We feel this award recognizes a tremendous growth year for our VMware business - propelled by Softchoice assessment services, our best-in-class license management practice, and a deep expertise in implementing and managing virtualized data center solutions.

    VMware names Softchoice its Canada Partner of the Year

    February 18, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Softchoice, a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, is thrilled to announce it was named VMware's Canada Partner of the Year for 2014. The award recognizes a tremendous growth year for Softchoice's VMware business propelled by Softchoice's assessment services, best-in-class license management practice, and deep expertise in implementing and managing virtualized data center solutions.

  • Softchoice update
    30+ days ago

    The deluge of devices and cloud apps we use feeds the idea that a lot of us are overwhelmed with too much tech, and less engaged with work. Based on our recent research study, we found the contrary. It turns out, SaaS makes people happier!

    "Tech Overload" Is Overblown (SaaS & The Happiness Effect)

    Employees are overwhelmed with tech overload, making them less engaged at work. Or are they? Based on findings in our study, we found the contrary.

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Additional Info

Website www.softchoice.com
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors CDW, Insight, SHI International

Softchoice is one of the largest technology solution providers in North America! We are an influential, growth-oriented organization determined to enable our people, our clients, our partners and the communities we serve to realize their potential. Our unique culture fosters a friendly, open-minded workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work... More

Mission: Our purpose as an organization is to unleash the potential of our people.

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