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Softchoice Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.6
73%
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87%
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Pros
  • "Great culture, dogs to work, great benefits(in 60 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Ive worked at softchoice for over 3 years and made some of the best friends of my life. Lots of free events, trips, prizes promos, Easy to get promoted(been promoted 4 times since being here), dont listen to the negative reviews about salaries it is very easy to overachieve your targets and make more money then OTE says.

    Cons

    sometimes a little more freedom in TSD would be helpful!

    Softchoice2019-07-09
  2. "Pricing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and people's culture.

    Cons

    Low Pay and not enough rewards

    Softchoice2019-10-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Entitled kids fresh out of school"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Good benefits Focus on work/life balance Lots of side perks

    Cons

    Lots of young people which can be a double-edged sword. Most think they are not compensated enough and find trivial things to complain about because they have no clue what it's like to work at other places. There is a definite lack of maturity on some teams and a general sense of entitlement. HR coddles them and turns non-concerns into things that seem huge, which reinforces this bad behaviour.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on coaching managers and setting expectations. Getting a promotion once a year is not realistic and some of these kids have salary expectations that are completely unrealistic for their skillset and experience. Need to better link pay to performance. We're getting way too many layers of managers that just add to bureaucracy.

    Softchoice2019-11-22
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect 

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time

    Pros

    The pay and the culture

    Cons

    Discrepancy between what the company says it delivers and what it can actually deliver.

    Softchoice2019-11-18
  5. "Great company overall"

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

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance Great people Tons of opportunity to move all around the company Lots of perks Solid benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be better President's Club format is not great Internal systems need improving (they are improving every day)

    Softchoice2019-11-13
  6. "Asks too much for base salary"

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    Current Employee - Order Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    2 weeks of vacation RRSP $ to$ match dog friendly WFH day once a week

    Cons

    Some of the management doesnt know how to handle their teams,

    Softchoice2019-11-05
  7. "PM role"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn a lot about new technology

    Cons

    Mostly infrastructure oriented and anyone interested in application maybe disappointed

    Advice to Management

    None

    Softchoice2019-11-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Department is an expense write off to the companhy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a job basically. Some free food.

    Cons

    Softchoice is trating sales people as an expense to their investors. Your salary and commision (which is basically non existent after they absolutely screwed the structure) is a write off. Anyone who understands anything about how companies operate can understand this. They pay you 40k a year to market for them. Cheaper than any marketer they can find. You will only make a few thousand extra if you kiss... behinds and get some renewals. This is a lead generation and telemarketing role packaged as account management. Anyone who enjoys working here does so because they havent ever worked at a real sales role in the past. Its a joke lol. People are toxic and wouldnt last a week at a real company or start up but think they are the king of the castle for generaing a lead that was given to them and letting resources actually close the deal. Majority of this company's money comes from vendors that PAY to advertise to the sales people, NOT from actual sales of products. I was embarassed to work here with my past experience and left as soon as I could. They took all accounts that made any comission, marked them as too small and gave them to a 5 group team to manage with NO commission. If you cant see coruption in that, then there is no saving you. If you want to basically have no real tasks everyday, get drunk and party all day like you are still 16, this is the place for you. They took 5

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    Advice to Management

    I wouldnt let these amateurs manage a lemonade stand. They are a joke.

    Softchoice2019-12-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Garbage Management (Oakville Office)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Oakville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for people don’t know how to do their job, especially if you could get the position like Kevin Puckett

    Cons

    VP level people knows nothing about this industry and business, abuse your employees will push away your customers.

    Advice to Management

    Invite knowledge people to join the company instead of big fat cat

    Softchoice2019-12-05
  10. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softchoice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for and the culture (especially at the main offices) are amazing.

    Cons

    Currently owned by a private equity company who is focused on deriving profit which affects the company growth.

    Softchoice2019-10-29
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