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Softcat Overview

Website www.softcat.com
Headquarters Marlow, United Kingdom
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown
Unlike some businesses in the IT channel, we’re absolutely sure of who and what we are. We’re proud to say we’re one of the UK’s best IT infrastructure providers and not ashamed to admit we’re good at IT sourcing, designing ... More

Mission: We provide valued IT solutions to corporate and public sector organisations in the UK, trade with over 8000 longstanding customers and employ over 800 people, from five operational centres. Our current turnover is approximately £504 million.

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Martin Hellawell
15 Ratings
  • Former Technical Consultant.

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
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    As I was not office based could not think of any, I am sure if you are in your early 20's fresh out of uni then this is the place for you.


    Worst place I worked for as a Technical Consultant. If I was in sales then this would probably be a 5 star review, but from my point of view I felt like an over used machine.

    Advice to Management

    Do not put new senior tech consultants under the same umbrella as juniors. Be honest about the average working hours. Listen to the concerns of employees.

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    Sales Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Softcat (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.


    After being approached by a recruiter, there was first an assessment centre with about 25 people present. Involved doing an IQ test designed by Softcat, including an exercise of finding spelling/grammatical errors in an email. This was followed by a q&a session with various members of the team where you were judged on your contribution to the discussion. Finally, there was a 1 minute presentation introducing yourself. The stage after that was a panel interview with 3 team leaders who grilled you on your motivations/suitability. Finally, there was an telephone interview with the Sales Director.

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    Two in a row! Softcat ranked second-best place to work in Best Workplace awards for 2014 and 2015

    Softcat has ranked second in the prestigious Great Place to Work 'Best Workplaces' awards for the second year running. The award, announced at a gala dinner on 13th May, is testament to Softcat's ability to maintain outstanding levels of employee satisfaction as it has grown by 28% over the past year while recruiting hundreds of new staff.

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  • 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
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