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Good starting position if you are interested in sales

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Inside Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Softchoice full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You will work with some amazing people. Work hard, Play hard mentality. I would recommend this job if you are just graduating university and looking for employment.

Cons

The compensation isn't great for the amount of work required. The management team is not qualified to lead as majority of the managers have any leadership experience. The vendor experts are unqualified sales reps that are completely useless in the sales cycle process.

Advice to Management

Need to work on training your management team as they are not qualified to lead.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Poor Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Behind the "culture" it's only about $$$$

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

    I worked at Softchoice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bring your dog to the office

    Cons

    Upper management means well but doesn't have the experience outside the company to move forward or implement change.

    A LOT of inbreeding - they hire internally to a fault – Almost a union atmosphere. The person that has been there the longest gets the job. Qualifications mean nothing.
    They claim a "great culture" but it really lacks one
    Management comes up with policies as needed too suite every situation in their favor
    Training if far from what is needed for the sales staff
    Inside sales upper management doesn’t seem to have a grasp on what really goes on.
    There is a group of ‘leaders’ in Toronto that look out for each other and ensure they cover each other’s back.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to say but replace most of you with outside experienced people


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