Compare Softcat vs Gravytrain BETA

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Softcat

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Gravytrain

Employee Ratings

  • Gravytrain scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % 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)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
5.0
(based on 1 reviews)
Gravytrain employees rated their Overall Rating 0.8 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
5.0
Gravytrain employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
5.0
Gravytrain employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
5.0
Gravytrain employees rated their Work-life balance 1.3 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Senior Management
5.0
Gravytrain employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
5.0
Gravytrain employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
97%
97%Graeme Watt
CEO Approval
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N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
100%
Gravytrain employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
100%
Gravytrain employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.

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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.

Former Employee - Junior Webmaster

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

Pros

Management provide regular one to one's and always show interest in new ideas A very social and friendly atmosphere Good office location (when I was there although offices have moved) I received... training in various marketing and design channels Comfortable working conditions (big leather office chairs)

Cons

Not much space to relax and eat (although I believe they have now expanded office space)

Advice to Management

Keep the social events and midweek sporting events up - really enjoyed them

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