Compare ANS vs Softcat BETA

See how working at ANS vs. Softcat compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at ANS vs. Softcat. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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ANS

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Softcat

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)
4.1
(based on 86 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 162 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Senior Management
4.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ANS Ceo Paul Shannon
88%
88%Paul Shannon
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
99%
99%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Softcat employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than ANS employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, ANS salaries averaged £15,697 higher than Softcat.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager2 Salaries
£30,318/yr
Technical Consultant2 Salaries
£61,341/yr
Managed Services2 Salaries
£41,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager79 Salaries
£20,000/yr
Technical Consultant4 Salaries
£40,856/yr
Vendor Manager2 Salaries
£24,712/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Always willing" was the most mentioned Pro at ANS.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Softcat.
  • "High staff turnover" was the most mentioned Con at ANS.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Always willing"(in 5 reviews)
"Free fruit"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"High staff turnover"(in 5 reviews)
"High staff"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Managed Services

I worked at ANS full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people, great culture. You will always be challenged in your work and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Cons

You have to be prepared to pivot fast, which is not necessarily a con, but if you're not prepared to move with the direction the business is going in. You may be left behind.

Advice to Management

Management do a great job in leading the business forward and make it one of the leading companies in its field.

Current Employee - Account Director

I have been working at Softcat full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

I've worked at Softcat for over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. Management are engaged and keen to improve wherever they can and open to constructive criticism. Lots of opportunities to... progress within management as well, and incredible earning potential in Sales.

Cons

Sales is always a tough job and a lot is asked of you, however this is made clear from the start.

Job Postings

Softcat has 8 more recently posted open jobs than ANS.