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Hit it then quit it

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Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in Seattle, WA

Pros

Great place to start but beyone a year it's a bad career move to stay. Come for the training and leave before you're taken advantage of...and remember, a promotion is normally more responsibility for more pay, not more responsibility for less money.

Cons

bad pay. terrible middle management (I can only speak for my experienc with one manager). Major disconnect between remote offices and central office. Telesales is seen as expendable and our value is either not recognized or ignored. Also, be sure to check you're comp pay...I know I'm not the only one that has been short payed for a significant amount of money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better lines of communication down through the company...and back up

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Softchoice

  1.  

    Softchoice is fun but still going through growing pains!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Great people in a great office. Lot of little perks; free food, gifts,bring your dog to work and other spiffs. Not micromanaged a lot of autonomy, get to run your own business. Relaxed work environment allows for some good times. Very accommodating to vacation and personal time off. Limited rules on dress and attire.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Poor management from a support role. Infrastructure not in place to grow as fast as they would want. High turnover. Low salary compared to competitors and other jobs in the same field. Keep acquiring companies with out proper resources. Goals increase faster than industry standards. 401k not very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary, give more support, and change the structure of roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun place to start out after college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Softchoice, when I was there, was a fun, young company with great learning potential in technology and sales. They hire young managers and move inside sales to outside sales or to inside sales managers regularly. There is opportunity to negotiate large orders and travel to headquarters for annual meetings and training events. They really strive to be the best and make it a fun place to work. Their motto is work hard play hard.

    Cons

    There are high expectations to meet your sales quota and understand (i.e. be able to quote) a wide variety of products. You are constantly monitored through various statistics that the wily are able to manipulate to make themselves seem more productive than they are in reality. The managers are young and say what they think they are supposed to say than to truly connect with their employees. There is a high turnover because inside sales is an entry level position, and for those who make it to the next level, there is a high standard and they have no problem letting you go if you can't meet the numbers. They strive for excellent customer service and if you can't meet those standards you'll be let go as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced managers instead of the oldest person on the team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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