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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
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: We provide valued IT solutions to corporate and public sector organisations in the UK, trade with over 13,000 longstanding customers and employ over 1,000 people, from seven operational centres. Our current turnover is approximately £832 million.

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    "Admin should be treated better"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Doesn't Recommend
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    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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    Business Development Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Softcat (Marlow, England (UK)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Assessment day lasting about 2 hours with a small group of other graduates and then a panel interview the following week. A phone call with the director of sales to finish. Easy process, everyone was great and professional.

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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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