- Softchoice update2 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!
- Softchoice update30+ days ago
Ingenious Awards recognize excellence in the use of technology to improve the performance of large and small businesses, government operations and not-for- profit organizations. The Halifax Airport Authority, one of our clients on the east-coast of Canada, was awarded an Ingenious Award this week for their Self-Service Baggage Drop initiative, which shortens lineups and reduces stress. Congrats!
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
- Technical Architecture
- Operations & Finance
- Information Technology
- Human Resources & Training
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Softchoice.Interview Details
After submitting my resume, the HR recruiter reached out to me right away and seemed very interested. We had a few back and forth emails with him asking qualifying questions and things progressed to a scheduled phone interview with him (the HR recruiter). That went well and a second phone interview was scheduled with the hiring manager. For the phone interview, I got a call from someone who was not the hiring manager. He let me know that the hiring manager was out of the office (didn't elaborate) and that he was going to try to fill in. It was a really short interview (about 30 minutes). He asked some pretty high level technical questions, which I provided the correct technical answers. Throughout the course of the interview, it transitioned from Q&A to him describing the role, what I'd be doing and got me pretty excited to take on the role. Usually, when things transition from Q&A to this is what you'd be doing, it's usually a good sign. At the end of the interview, he let me know that a 3rd interview would be scheduled with the original hiring manager (that I was supposed to interview with originally). Everything sounded positive. That phone call was the very last communication that I had from SoftChoice. After a few days, I followed up with an email back to the HR recruiter asking what the next steps were going to be. I didn't hear anything back. I followed up again after a few more days; still nothing. Normally, I wouldn't be so persistent, but the fact that they told me they wanted to schedule another interview, my natural inclination was to close the loop on the next steps. At this point, I'm getting the feeling that for whatever reason, something had changed with the position (not sure if it was cut from the budget or what). I sent one last (third) final email asking for an update since they expressed interest in pursuing me. No reply.
The lack of communication was very off-putting and unprofessional. I can understand that if you aren't even selected as a candidate to interview for a position that there may not be any communication, but if you've interviewed twice and they even tell you that they wanted to schedule a third interview, that one would expect some communication. Whatever the case was, whether the position got put on hold or they found another candidate that they wanted to pursue, I think that a company should have the professional courtesy to let a candidate know if they aren't going to be considered further for the position.No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
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...
Mission: Our purpose as an organization is to unleash the potential of our people.