Compare ANS vs Softcat BETA

See how working at ANS vs. Softcat compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at ANS vs. Softcat. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Softcat

Employee Ratings

  • Softcat scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 82 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 231 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.1
Softcat employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ANS Ceo Paul Shannon
88%
88%Paul Shannon
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
97%
97%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Softcat employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Always willing" was the most mentioned Pro at ANS.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "High staff turnover" was the most mentioned Con at ANS.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Always willing"(in 5 reviews)
"Free fruit"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"High staff turnover"(in 5 reviews)
"High staff"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review
"Meh"30 Jun 2020

Former Employee - Advisor

I worked at ANS full-time

Pros

Not sure why but ok

Cons

Nothing really matters for them

Former Employee - Sales Support

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

Pros

There are a lot of perks with working at Softcat, even being in admin, such as admin day, 4pm beers, nights out and team lunches but a lot of it is aimed around drinking and a lot of the bigger... company incentives are aimed at sales or the more popular admin people.

Cons

After over 3 years of working in admin for Softcat I wasn’t awarded the end of year bonus when I left, even though I worked the full financial year and up to the last week of the first quarter of the... next financial year, which was unbelievably disappointing when there was no decent enough reason for this in my eyes. I took this up with the CEO of the company and was just told that I wouldn’t be rewarded this as they would then have to give it to every other admin person who had left since the end of financial year, not the most inspiring chat. This unfortunately left me with a bad impression after 3 years of working with Softcat and many happy, fun memories there. I believe admin, across all areas, should have a higher base salary as I was only rewarded a £1,000 base salary increase after 3 promotions within the company in the same department. If I was in sales and was promoted even once, I would imagine the base salary increase is much more than £1,000.

Advice to Management

Listen to your admin employees and increase their base salaries.

Job Postings

Softcat has 34 more recently posted open jobs than ANS.