Compare Jive Software vs Softcat BETA

See how working at Jive Software 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 Jive Software vs. Softcat. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Jive Software

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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)
3.3
(based on 266 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 163 reviews)
Softcat employees rated their Overall Rating 0.9 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.3 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.8
Softcat employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
4.2
Softcat employees rated their Senior Management 1.5 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.4
Softcat employees rated their Culture & Values 1.1 higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Jive Software Ceo Scott Brighton
22%
22%Scott Brighton
CEO Approval
Softcat Ceo Graeme Watt
99%
99%Graeme Watt
Softcat employees rated their CEO Approval 77% higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
44%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Softcat employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 42% higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
33%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Softcat employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 46% higher than Jive Software employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Softcat has 228 more total submitted salaries than Jive Software.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Development Representative2 Salaries
£46,336/yr
Technical Account Manager4 Salaries
£67,321/yr
Technical Support Engineer2 Salaries
£46,672/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager80 Salaries
£20,012/yr
Software Engineer1 Salaries
£54,763/yr
Technical Consultant4 Salaries
£41,007/yr

What Employees Say

  • Jive Software had 13 more reviews than Softcat that mentioned "Great people" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Jive Software.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Softcat.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 28 reviews)
"Great company"(in 22 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
"High turnover"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Basic salary"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous

I have been working at Jive Software full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

So many pros I can't add them all so here's a few of the best. 1.Great people who are smart, helpful and dedicated. If you have a question about anything you can usually get a helpful answer... from someone somewhere within minutes; often from another country. 2. Amazing product that is innovating at a rapid pace. Jive is already a long way ahead of it's competitors from a product perspective but there are also new innovations happening right now that are truly ground-breaking which makes this an exciting place to be right now. 3. Very open culture of sharing, advising, mentoring and innovating - this includes senior management too. If you want to speak to anyone at any level of seniority you can, it is truly enlightening. No command-and-control ivory-tower senior management styles here. 4. The way that we work - this includes all of the above points but there's more to it. We live what we preach to our customers and this means we have a company culture and a digital way of working that is second-to-none. If I had to go back to the way that other companies work I would truly feel back in the stone-age. 5. We punch above our weight - for a company of 600+ employees we have some of the biggest companies in the world as enterprise customers, and these customers are achieving amazing things.

Cons

This is a fast-paced environment which on-occasion can lead to long hours and stress. This is also a complex enterprise-class solution which can be complicated and difficult to explain to customers... and prospects who are new to the topic of what we do - it's a big topic. No company is perfect and Jive isn't perfect, but it's very much better than any other company I've worked for in my career. If you want an easy-life then go join one of the big software companies. If you want a fast-paced intellectual and personal challenge every day then this is a good place to work. I also want to talk about some of the negative reviews here on Glassdoor. Unfortunately when some people leave a company they feel bitter and feel they need to leave bad reviews on Glassdoor. This has skewed the perception of Jive on Glassdoor as it doesn't take account of the views of the people who are current employees and want to work here (like me). It's a shame some ex-employees are so bitter because they are impacting their friends and ex-colleagues who like it here and still work here. Those are the people their bitterness is impacting, not any ex-managers that they are targeting with their negative comments. This is the reason I'm leaving this review. I'm one of many many people who like it here and I hope that this review helps to balance out the negativity of the very small number of ex-employees leaving the negative reviews. If you are thinking of working at Jive then my advice is to get the real picture by speaking to several employees who work here now both long-timers and newbies.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing. This is a complex and challenging market that is moving at a ridiculous pace. Keep focused on the published priorities. Don't get distracted, and deliver on the plan... because I believe in it.

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Softcat full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Care for their Employees. Work Hard Play Hard. Praise and reward employees when earned. Great attitude to diversity and bettering the company.

Cons

The sales role can consume your life

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