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Softcat Overview

Marlow, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1993
Company - Public (SCT)
IT Services
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

Ultima Business Solutions, Computacenter, SCC

Unlike some businesses in the IT channel, we’re absolutely sure of who and what we are. We’re proud to say we’re one of the UK’s best IT infrastructure providers and not ashamed to admit we’re good at IT sourcing, designing ... Read more

Mission: Unlike some businesses in the IT channel, we’re absolutely sure of who and what we are. We’re proud to say we’re one of the UK’s best IT infrastructure providers and not ashamed to admit we’re good at IT sourcing, designing

Softcat Reviews

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    "Admin should be treated better"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Softcat full-time (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.

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Softcat Interviews

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    Graduate Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Softcat (London, England (UK)) in June 2020.

    Interview

    submitted CV then personality questionnaire were you just had to select adjectives that describe you then a video interview where they asked 10 questions. did not pass the interview but they gave specific feedback which I appreciated because some companies you get to the 4th round and they don't even bother giving you feedback

    think what you need to convey during the video interview is 1) why sales 2) why soft cat 3) why you are suitable for the job

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Company Updates

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    Two in a row! Softcat ranked second-best place to work in Best Workplace awards for 2014 and 2015

    Softcat has ranked second in the prestigious Great Place to Work 'Best Workplaces' awards for the second year running. The award, announced at a gala dinner on 13th May, is testament to Softcat's ability to maintain outstanding levels of employee satisfaction as it has grown by 28% over the past year while recruiting hundreds of new staff.

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Softcat Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places to Work(Large Category), Great Place to Work Institute, 2015
  • The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, The Sunday Times Top Track 250, 2014
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