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A great starting company.

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Current Employee - Vendor Sales Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Vendor Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Softchoice

Pros

Coming out of college, a great compnay to get your feet wet with. Young people, young manager, easy going work environment. Dogs in the office and casual dress. They will train you and let you learn the business.

Cons

Growth isn't always based on ability, but also your ability to join the gossip group. It feels a bit like high school or an episode of the office at times. They make it tough to seperate work and family while still growing. They endorse unprofessional behavior at times as long as those individuals are hitting numbers. They build a culture of work hard, play hard. The same mentality is going to limit their high end growth potential in the industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay connected to day to day sales activity and don't focus on the bottom line. Grow yourself by doing and leading, not just managing.

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Softchoice

  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Long Distance Micro Management with No Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Softchoice

    Pros

    The place had amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micro-management. No communication from management of how they expected the job to be done, just how it wasn't done right. No consistency across departments (some departments would come in at 9:30 and leave at 4:00, while others were expected to be in the office from 8:00 until 6:00). No positive feedback, only negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would make sure that all management is on the same page when it came to the employee experience. I would also encourage a little positive feedback from time to time. It's nice to be told when you're doing a job right, and not how horrible you're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Wear blinders if you work here, so you don't know your underpaid.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Softchoice

    Pros

    Decent place to learn about techology sales, but it's a 12 to 18 month job at most. Sales people used to have a good reputation, but there's a lot of turnover.

    Cons

    Company has a lot of debt, and makes poor decisions or necessary decisions to keep it a float. They acquired companies to foster growth, and it's not panned out right. Expectations and growth rates that management has for it's reps are too aggressive, and most importantly compensation is low. Especially comparing it to some of their competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees fairly and people may stay longer than 1 to 2 years. There are more talented options for leaders with good management skills / prospects besides those with a background at Xerox.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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