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    Running your own life changing business!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Softcat full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having joined Softcat over 6 years ago now, straight out of university I can honestly say that this business has changed my life. From humble roots when I was calling out to the corporate market place and building relationships with SMB clients to now dealing with multinational, enterprise clients and managing sales teams, the progression, incentives, commission and culture that I work within is incredible. I have been to a large number of places around the world on 5* trips (Hawaii, Vegas, Monaco Grand Prix, Cambodia/ Vietnam, West Coast of America, New York… the list goes on) and while there, Softcat try to give back to the local community (cue building a Hawaiian Town Hall and providing all the raw materials for an underprivileged community amongst other projects). What I love most is the ability to be autonomous with “my business”. I choose what clients I work with, what hours I put in and therefore what commission I earn… the power is in my hands to succeed and it is this responsibility, twinned with the support network that Softcat provides that makes this job so enjoyable.

    Cons

    As is the case in all sales environments - you only get out what you put in. Many people who do not succeed are simply not prepared to go above any beyond and put extra hours in to ensure they are winning business. This is not something that is synonymous with Softcat but in the IT reseller arena in general. That said, when you do work hard and, twinned with the support of Softcat, the rewards are incredible and indicative of a company that is picking up awards left, right and centre (and not just with vendors... with industry HR focused companies).

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    Keep it going and work hard on getting to number 1 place to work in Europe!

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Softcat Interviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    Graduate IT Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Softcat in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial application - standard procedure, tailor your application for higher success.
    Telephone interview - nothing particularly difficult, Why SoftCat? Why technology and sales? Few competency based questions.
    Assessment day
     IQ test
     Timed presentation - Why SoftCat? Why you?
    Final interview - with your team and sales director

    Interview Questions
    • At the assessment day I found it to be very stressful in a sense that there were 25 candidates on the day. Therefore I felt it was very difficult to find ways to stand out during the presentation and in answering there basic Q&A's.
      The IQ test was very easy nothing particularly complex.
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Softcat Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies (#1), The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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Website www.softcat.com
Headquarters Manchester, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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