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Softcat Overview

Marlow, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1993
Company - Public (SCT)
IT Services
€1 to €2 billion (EUR) per year
It’s an exciting time to be at Softcat, one of Europe's most successful technology solutions businesses. We’ve reached the €1 billion revenue milestone, opened our first European office in Dublin, and picked up a series of industry ... 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 With Us?


Softcat is one Europe’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 first European office overlooks the historic Dún Laoghaire Harbour, a stone’s throw from the DART station and just a few miles south of Dublin’s city centre. We’ve also have offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Marlow and Whiteley (South Coast), and our open-plan layouts 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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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Softcat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The building is situated in a nice location

    Cons

    Culture from UK offices does not travel to the Dublin office, Work-life balance is not apparent.

    Advice to Management

    Would be better to have mentors that are not in direct competition with you on the sales floor as it is counterintuitive

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Softcat Interviews

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    I applied online and they replied maybe 2 days later, asking for a.... one way video interview!! Seriously?

    No thanks, I didn’t even bother myself to take it. HR needs to think that job seekers aren’t begging for a job. HRs need to know that they miss tons of talents per year that are more than happy to offer their service to competitors. Again, you’re messing up your company reputation with such practices. If you treat customers the same way who treat job seekers, you’d be out of business for a very long time.

    That’s a shame while sales, customer service, finance, all these departments have evolved, HR is still stuck at the Stone Age...

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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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