Compare Softcat vs Holiday Extras BETA

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Softcat

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Holiday Extras

Employee Ratings

  • Softcat scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Holiday Extras scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 237 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 153 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.1
Holiday Extras employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Softcat employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Softcat employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
98%
98%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Holiday Extras Ceo Matthew Pack
90%
90%Matthew Pack
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Holiday Extras employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
71%

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What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "Work from home" was the most mentioned Pro at Holiday Extras.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at Holiday Extras.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 25 reviews)
"Holiday extras"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 9 reviews)
"Holiday extras"(in 4 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 - Delivery Manager

I worked at Holiday Extras full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Flexible working linking to a great work life balance, great training and development, autonomy, great friendships, fantastic values and links the company strategy to our values.

Cons

I do not have a con as I have thoroughly enjoyed my years here.

Job Postings

Softcat has 66 more recently posted open jobs than Holiday Extras.