Softchoice

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager
Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager

I have been working at Softchoice

Pros

Good place to gain entry to the IT industry without being technical.

Cons

Compensation is lacking and the calculation of your commission is vague and it's accuracy is questionable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Inside Sales Account Managers are treated with little respect. The determination of your plan is shrouded in mystery which leads to employee dissatisfaction and speculation of wrongdoing by upper management. Bringing a dog to work is great but you still have to have the money to pay your landlord when you get home.

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    Fun place to start out after college

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Softchoice

    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
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come learn channel sales and marketing from one of the best, then evaluate your options which will be many.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Softchoice

    Pros

    The company looks to each employee to figure out how to make an impact on the bottom line, which is actually quite possible [as an individual contributor]. This can be empowering, and a key factor in learning about the larger, business as a whole.

    Cons

    Since everyone has quite a bit on their plate, it can be at times difficult integrating new people, especially when they do not "get it" out of the gate. This is NOT a place for someone who can't figure things out on their own from time to time (or more often..).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part; kudos. Softchoice's pay is competitive, but a disproportionate dollar amount comes in bonuses and commission, and very difficult metrics make achieving these bonuses very difficult, which leads to the impression that pay is quite below industry standard. So while the company works extremely hard to be a great place to work for its employees, the aforementioned compensation issue is constantly the single contributing factor that leads to dissatisfaction.

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