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"Softchoice is fun but still going through growing pains!"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Softchoice

  1. "Fun place to start out after college"

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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