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Softcat Marlow Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Marlow, England (UK)

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Martin Hellawell
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Pros
  • you are running your own business, the money is there to be made if you put the hard work in, (in 13 reviews)

  • Fantastic Rewards, Fun & Positive Working Environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours - to be expected in sales however I worked 55 a week and was told it wasn't enough (in 6 reviews)

  • Terrible basic salary, loads of account politics and lack of top down management, lots of bickering between sales staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Softcat full-time

    Pros

    The company culture has to be the biggest pro - never have I seen a workplace where so many people are so happy to be there and truly enjoying their jobs. There's money to be made of you're willing to work, too

    Cons

    Frankly, sales just isn't for everyone, so some cant take the job. Softcat is brilliant at finding other roles for those who feel they want a change though!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Total trust in the management team, and I know many, many people feel the same


  2. "Softcat plc - Employee review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Softcat (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely everything! The people, the culture, the fun, the determination and focus on making sure the company is about more than just profit, the willingness to give back to as many local businesses and charities as possible. The opportunity to move between roles, the relentless communication from management that Softcat is about people, humanity, looking after each other like a family and treating your neighbour as you would want to be treated, This is probably the aspect I love the most.

    Cons

    The first year or two of the job was difficult, however for anyone with a good work ethic this shouldn't be an issue. If you're not willing to be challenged and work hard during your job then I don't think any career would be suitable for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and don't let the float change us too much. There is no doubt pressure from investors to streamline and produce ever increasing profits - there's more to life and a career than that!

    Softcat Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Head of HR and Recruitment

    Thank you for your review, your feedback is very much appreciated.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Decent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Account Executive in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Account Executive in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Softcat full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Been working here for just over a year now, good atmosphere, challenging tasks so you won't get bored.

    Cons

    Getting fat through pizza, lots and lots and lots of cold calling, you need to be able to deal with rejection or I wouldn't apply

    Advice to Management

    Hire management from outside, or promote people for their management skills, not just the best seller . good job though


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Softcat (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    leadership, values, performance, benefits for employees, working environment, communication, teamwork, and the people.

    Cons

    hard to think of any..


  6. "Just my opinion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Softcat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership team
    Financials
    Outcome driven
    Opportunity appears to be down to personal drive and ambition
    Great commission structure for sales staff
    Approachable leadership team
    On boarding process

    Cons

    Basic Salaries
    No flexible working - all office based

    Advice to Management

    Higher earnings for non-sales employees please


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Invests in your career like nowhere else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Once you prove yourself the business will notice that and reward you to reflect it. I've moved my way up several roles since I've joined and many people will bend over backwards to let you progress if you are willing and reliable. Plenty of parties and beer on fridays which is nice too. Positive friendly working environment and managers who have earned their role through good leadership means bosses you can rely on.

    Cons

    The proving yourself is also a con - you aren't paid for doing a new role till you can prove that you do it well. Many benefits available are sales oriented and less accessible for admin staff. Other than that parking in Marlow is a nightmare and pizza makes you fat.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the workplace, one of the best places to work in the UK, benefits are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Quite a low basic salary, not much scope for personal development, targets are very ambitious but achievable if you work for it.

    Advice to Management

    Paint a more realistic picture of the salary expectations during the interview and training stages. Otherwise, keep up the good work


  9. "I love my job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with so much career progression!
    Great people, great work environment!

    Cons

    The only downside is the car park but they are working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing - I love my job!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Rewards, Fun & Positive Working Environment

    Cons

    Tough for the first 18 months, find your own accounts to do B2B sales, no real territories


  11. "Unique, exciting place to work where you can create your own destiny!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an exciting, vibrant, unique place to work, where no day is ever the same. Rewards are incredible, the commission structure is very generous and there's no chance of ever getting bored.

    Cons

    There is quite a flat management structure, so if you are looking for job title progression, annual promotions and the like this isn't the place for you. However, if you want uncapped commission, the chance to run your own business and have a large amount of autonomy this is the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Softcat culture going as the company grows.


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