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Softchoice Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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3.5
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Softchoice CEO Vince De Palma
Vince De Palma
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "dogs, liberty village, good place(in 54 reviews)

  • "monthy beer cart and pizza lunch(in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no work life balance here(in 33 reviews)

  • "This is a common problem in the Toronto office but is not the case in their other locations(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager 

      I worked at Softchoice full-time

      Pros

      Good Money, good people

      Cons

      Better management is needed

      Softchoice2019-05-15
    • "Good place to start career"

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      Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Exposure to large network of IT professionals working for many different vendors Great people, culture. Good work life balance

      Cons

      Pay isn't really great- but your responsibilities arent neccesarily unaligned with your pay. It would be great to get a bit more of both. Not really challenging at the individual contributing level for many roles. Career growth is heavily promoted but extremely slow unless you work sales compared to other organizations to start your career in toronto

      Advice to Management

      Identify high performers... find roles and projects to keep them challenged.

      Softchoice2019-06-15
    • "Relaxed Environment"

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      Current Employee - Team Lead in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Easy going management Relaxed environment

      Cons

      When things need to get done there are few people who actually will

      Advice to Management

      Hire proper people?

      Softchoice2019-05-29
    • "Responsibility and opportunity"

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      Current Employee - ISAM 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      In sales, both are given to you. You have people around you who will collaborate and try to make you better. Good place to learn how business is done efficiently. I'd assume every business has its struggles; There are some solid and other less solid systems in place. Good training/onboarding.

      Cons

      Some strange hiring choices. Not commonly, but sometimes.

      Softchoice2019-05-12
    • "Systems engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Softchoice full-time

      Pros

      Best place to work in north america

      Cons

      Not that i can think of

      Softchoice2019-05-11
    • "Great Career Builder"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Softchoice full-time

      Pros

      -Work Environment -Work Culture -Smart Talent -Dog Friendly -Nice office

      Cons

      -Retention -Pay -Management Visibility -Growth timelines -Frequent Management Changes

      Softchoice2019-05-08
    • "Fun place to work, however underpaid!"

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      Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great place to work for work-life balance. work from home policies, bring your dog to work perk.

      Cons

      Low base salary and flawed commission structure.

      Softchoice2019-05-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Friends don’t let friends work at Softchoice"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Softchoice full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Shelter from the elements; Dogs in the office; Some genuine people

      Cons

      In the interest of just moving on, I’m not going to get into the nitty gritty; suffice to say, I felt many employees were under paid, under appreciated, over worked, and fed a meaningless corporate message I wasn’t going to post a review until a friend of mine indicated he was interested in starting there... As an ex employee who feels taken advantage of by the company, I’d be doing him and any future potential hires...

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      Advice to Management

      Don’t allow the company to take credit, nor rest on the merits of individuals who go above and beyond. There are some awesome folk, who won’t get their due because the company overlooks the efforts put into their contributions while, in the same breath, taking credit for those same contributions.

      Softchoice2019-06-02
    • "Great place to learn but a micromanaged work culture in sales"

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      Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Softchoice full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Sales Academy , Training, Learning is great since you deal with so many vendors

      Cons

      Low base pay, lack of trust from management, employee turnover is unbelievable, Micromanaged sales environment

      Advice to Management

      Invest and trust in your employees. See them more than revenue generators.

      Softchoice2019-05-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good experience for mid-level marketing pros, but management needs improvement"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Softchoice full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Company culture, dog-friendly environment, people are usually nice to work with, benefits are good for full-time employees

      Cons

      So many changes on the marketing team in such a short period that decreased the team morale. People who have worked at the company for 3, 5 and even 10 years have left for another role elsewhere (essentially because of a higher pay). That leads the current team to have more work to do since the backfills take months to happen, if they ever do. Strategy from upper management changes constantly so there is no consistency....

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      Advice to Management

      Stop micromanaging. Be more consistent in your strategy and avoid changing the focus so many times. Concentrate on what's important and not the operational tasks that take up most of the employees' time. Encourage an honest and open feedback from your team before they leave to take another job outside the company.

      Softchoice2019-05-07
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