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Softcat Overview

Marlow, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1993
Company - Public (SCT)
IT Services
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
It’s an exciting time to be at Softcat, one of the UK’s most successful technology solutions businesses. We’ve reached the £1 billion revenue milestone, opened our first office outside the UK and picked up a series of industry awards. And ... Read more

Mission: We are a leading provider of IT infrastructure to the corporate and public sectors. We care passionately about two things: outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. We believe the former drives the latter.

Softcat – Why Work For Us?


Softcat is one the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses; we are a FTSE 250 listed company that has grown rapidly to reach a turnover of more than £1billion. Operating in the business-to-business sector, we specialise in IT infrastructure and provide our corporate and public sector clients with a range of advanced workplace, datacentre, networking and security solutions. To build these client-solutions, we act as a partner and reseller for some of the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Lenovo and Adobe.

We’re passionate about outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. This passion has been the key to our rapid growth; clients trust us to deliver for them. We’ve also built a fantastic reputation in the sector, which is illustrated by our successful track record in winning industry and vendor awards.

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.

Our people are also down to earth and fun to be around. Whilst we take our business very seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Life at Softcat is about working hard with a smile on our faces. The working environment here is one that people enjoy being in.

Our open-plan offices reflect our culture, with visible leadership and easy communication. Colleagues enjoy getting together to catch up and unwind in the break-out areas and games rooms. There are regular social and charity events too, which show the strength of the team spirit. 

 

There’s always lots of charitable work and fundraising going on at Softcat. Since 2011, we’ve raised over £2million for good causes, and we’ve supported a host of charities including:

  • Dreams Come True
  • The Bubble Foundation UK
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Association
  • Comic Relief
  • Children in Need
  • Wycombe Homeless Connection
  • St Mungo’s
  • Threshold
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Cancer Research UK

You’ll be encouraged to get involved – everyone gets two days’ paid leave to give something back to the community. The business is also focused on sustainability and has a proactive ‘green’ team to maximize our positive impact.


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Softcat Reviews

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Solution Architect in Marlow, England
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    I have been working at Softcat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a new joiner at SoftCat and had gone through series of interviews and met with few wonderful people too. On board recruiters’ approach, attitude and their outstanding communication strategy aligned with their business processes makes them very diverse from rest of world. What touched me is the ‘sense’ of enabling the fundamental concepts of ‘diversity & equal opportunities’ by creating a ‘common pool’ of ‘strategic realization’ for all candidates to ‘understand & realize’ the potential values and how it reflects in creating some business value. We can easily comprehend their culture propelled with ‘very professional approach’ which is unquestionably eminent in this competitive world.

    Cons

    Nothing as such but I will revisit after few months time.

    Advice to Management

    NA

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Softcat Interviews

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    Business Development Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Softcat (Marlow, England) 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
  • Best IT Support Company, The Talk of Manchester, 2014
  • Great Places to Work, No.1 Best Place to Work in the UK, 2016
  • Reseller of the Year, CRN, 2016
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