Softchoice - good place to start, but need to move on quickly for $$$ | Glassdoor
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"good place to start, but need to move on quickly for $$$"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

environment is great it is a young company with a fun atmosphere. The dogs in the office are a nice touch as well as beer cart friday. the benefits are fantastic, and we have fun company functions. The training programs are pretty good, and there is a little travel you get to do.

Cons

The compensation is poor, and the commission structure is hard to define. The growth expectations are out of this world making it hard to achieve monthly goals. The company is reducing the workforce currently so there is tension in the air.

Advice to Management

better pay will keep your employees around.

Other Employee Reviews for Softchoice

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

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    • 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.


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

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    • 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

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