Softcat - Huge opportunities for the few lucky enough to grab them | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (12)

    "Huge opportunities for the few lucky enough to grab them"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softcat full-time

    Pros

    The commission structure is very generous and well positioned to allow newer salesmen to make a small but meaningful addition to their salary. There are also frequent events laid on by the company and it's suppliers which can be very fun and a good change of pace - expect to eat your weight in pizza. If you succeed you are set for life and there is likely no other sales company where you can move forward and earn... money as quickly as Softcat

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    Cons

    The work is incredibly tiring. You are expected to work well beyond your contracted hours particualrly when working against an end of quarter deadline. This can be very frustrating and leave you with no spare time - if you are picked up on this and aren't in an hour early and leaving an hour late you will soon see yourself leaving the company. Unfortunately most of the truly great incentives and money is... reserved for the lucky (skilled?) few that can make the company serious profits. The picture they paint during interview and training is far from true for most and finding meaningful business is harder now as the company has grown exponential which increases internal competition. You are asked to invest a serious amount of interest in the company which has given it an undesirable nickname "Softcult".

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    Softcat2015-12-03
  1. "Awesome Compnay"

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    Former Employee - Tier II Engineer in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Softcat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantasic atmosphere, the best people

    Cons

    Not ease to move around the business

    Softcat2019-11-21
  2. "New Recruit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Softcat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I felt supported throughout the recruitment process, and any enquires I had, prior to starting, were answered with speed and patience from the recruiters and the staff hiring me. Since starting I have felt supported by the team, and emphasis has been placed that no question should feel embarrassing to ask! Taking initiative is encouraged and praised. The culture at Softcat has been accommodating, friendly... and fun - I am excited to continue on my journey at Softcat and see what is in store!

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    Cons

    The only con I have is being addressed as the creation of Non-Sale inductions & workshops is now being put in place!

    Softcat2019-11-07

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