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A great place to get your feet wet in technology sales.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's a great place to get your feet wet in the Technology world. A job here can open doors to great companies like Microsoft, IBM, Symantec etc...

Cons

It's a churn and burn operation. High attrition rate which is to be expected at any entry level sales organization.

Advice to Management

It's tough to say. They run a pretty tight ship but it's definitely sink or swim if you're working in a sales capacity. The model seems to be working pretty well for them. As a sales rep there is very limited opportunity for advancement. Figure out a way to retain your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Softchoice

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start a career, but you will have to move on to make $$$

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Softchoice did provide solid training for new employees. In addition, I greatly enjoyed my fellow co-workers. I found them to be smart, passionate, and focused on developing and evloving thier careers. In addition, Softchoice has a casual workplace with many social opportunities.

    Cons

    Softchoice hires great people and trains them well but fails to provide opportunities for advancement. This is a big problem, and leads to significant issues are around morale. In addition, Senior management has a small group of people who consistently get the propmotions and raises. This is extremely frustrating as many people are stymied in a effort move up within the organization. Senior management has a short term view which creates a constant rollercoaster of praise and scorn.

    Advice to Management

    Softchoice senior management should really focus on retaining the many talented people who are looking for work outside the company. The three areas that senior management needs to focus on include: 1. Compensation 2. Culture 3. Focus on Senior sales leadership adding value in the people coaching and development process


  2. Helpful (1)

    Softchoice is fun but still going through growing pains!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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