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Poor Leadership

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

Pros

They let you bring your dog into work. While I do not have a dog, it creates a cool work environment.

Cons

I came from the Unis Lumin acquistion, so I have been on board for a little over a year. I have worked for a number of technology companies and have never seen so much incompetent management, starting with the senior leadership team. In the short time I have been here, we are now on our third leader of professional services. The first 2 left saying that they could not be successful building a services practice at Softchoice (alluding to the incompetence of the leadership team to which they reported), even though they were extremely successful doing at previous companies. The person in that role now is also our CIO, so he is not able to focus completely on the PS practice. As far as I know, he has no experience running a PS practice. Our entire focus last year was around growing professional services, but our year end numbers were WAY below 50% of plan. This leads a lot of us to believe that there could be significant changes at the highest levels in the organization. Only time will tell.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to add an industry veteren to senior leadership team with experience in building a solutions business, who's expertise is in more than selling a Microsoft license.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Disconnected departments
    Too much finger pointing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company with poor compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great place to learn

    Cons

    salaries are too low and there is a lot of turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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