Compare Softcat vs CDW UK BETA

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Softcat

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CDW UK

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)
4.2
(based on 231 reviews)
Softcat employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 42 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Softcat employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Softcat employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
97%
97%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CDW UK Ceo Phil Doye
84%
84%Phil Doye
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Softcat employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than CDW UK employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
75%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 15 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

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.

Current Contractor - Service Desk Analyst

I have been working at CDW UK

Pros

Great environment, building is nice, little perks every now and then! Members of management are approachable

Cons

Transparency is not great in regards to communication but saying this they do care about the employees

Advice to Management

Little more transparency to staff

Job Postings

Softcat has 33 more recently posted open jobs than CDW UK.