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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 £1billion pa revenue milestone, opened our first office outside the UK and picked up a series of industry awards, as ... Read more

Mission: We are a leading provider of IT infrastructure to the corporate and public sectors. We help customers use technology to solve their business challenges, by putting our employees first. We believe the latter drives the former.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#5)

Softcat – Why Work With Us?


Softcat is one of the UK's leading technology solutions businesses; we are a FTSE 250 listed company that has grown rapidly to reach an annual 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, as shown by our listing at #5 in the 2020 Best Places To Work rankings on Glassdoor.

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 – through our Love2Volunteer programme 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 maximise our positive impact.

Why work for Softcat? #lovesoftcat

Softcat Reviews

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Account Director in Marlow, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Softcat full-time (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.

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Softcat Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Softcat (London, England) 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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Softcat Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, Rate My Apprenticeship, 2019
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2020
  • 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
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