Softchoice

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Easy place to do well, but incredibly boring to work at

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Inside-Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Inside-Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

The compensation for your job requirements is very fair. There is also quite a bit of opportunity to grow within the company (if that's what you want). The company is also well-respected in the industry.

Cons

It is, by a large extent, the most boring office environment. They try to overcome this by having a "hip culture" and being "dog-friendly", but no one cares.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is strong and all well trained.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great work environment

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

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time

    Pros

    Open door policy, including the CEO

    Cons

    pay grade is not that great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fragmented, disjoint, shallow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Softchoice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Good as a first job out of school, if you are completely "green", and need to get feet wet in sales environment
    2. Good if you own a dog and need to bring it to work
    3. Strong, experienced management at the very very top

    Cons

    1. Tends to be fragmented, disjoint, shallow
    2. Low salaries compared to industry (depends on your benchmark)
    3. Pretends to be fun and exciting - but more often comes off as fake and insincere
    4. Inexperienced ineffective management makes it hard to grow and develop, or satisfy customers
    5. Difficult to succeed in your role if customers barely tolerate the company, but just buy if low price
    6. Frequent change of directions due to misunderstanding industry and resulting mismanagement
    7. Difficult to keep focussed if business is slowly receding away
    8. Seems like a high investment risk
    9. Not at all suitable for technical experts who are looking to build skill and experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to do, then do it. Clean house with management deadwood. Recapture the originial vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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