Softcat FAQ

Have questions about working at Softcat? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Softcat.

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44 English questions out of 44

16 October 2020

Does Softcat offer massages?

Pros

- Uncapped commission. The company rewards you for putting in hard work with the ability to earn as much as possible while maintaining a great office culture - Autonomy to do things your way while receiving sufficient support. If you have your own approach that you want to use, no one is going to tell you you can't do it. If it works then perfect, although if you need help with anything the entire office will be more than happy to help you - Ability to progress. This is both up the management route or alternatively solely focusing on sales - Lots of perks and incentives. Accessories, sometimes free lunches, beer fridge on Friday, potential to win holidays or money.

Cons

- Stressful sales environment. It's clear the job is tough and you both have to put in lots of work and also can be quite mentally strenuous. - Long hours. The contracted hours are standard, however often it can be longer if you're ambitious. The flip side of this is that the more work you put in the more money you can earn.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing, I think the way the Dublin office is developing is great :)

Accessories, sometimes free lunches, beer fridge on Friday, potential to win holidays or money.

16 October 2020

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19 January 2020

Does Softcat offer dental insurance?

Pros

The company makes a lot of money and they make a lot of established sales people a lot of money which is probably why they are well reviewed. They do offer good benefits like private healthcare and dental.

Cons

Bullying, sexual harassment, and racism are common at Softcat. HR are made aware but allow it to continue unless they fear legal action. HR have no empathy towards employee situations. If they receive negative Glassdoor reviews they tell managers to ask their employees to leave positive reviews to push the bad ones to the bottom of the list. Watch it happen to this one! Poor salaries unless you work in sales and make all your money from commission. Sales is cold calling or stealing accounts from other people until you start cracking into some accounts. The company has a bad reputation for enabling out of control staff. They are banned from multiple bars, venues, hotels and coach companies because the staff are throwing up, causing damage, caught having sex, passing out, assaulting other Softcat staff and venue staff.

They do offer good benefits like private healthcare and dental.

19 January 2020

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13 January 2021

Does Softcat have a pension plan?

Pros

Great Flexibility and career progression

Cons

Salary is okay Pension commitment not the best

Pension commitment not the best

13 January 2021

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3 February 2021

Does Softcat offer parental leave?

Pros

Good benefits, good culture, good outlook

Cons

Lower salary, not good flexibility around working (despite efforts)

Good benefits, good culture, good outlook

3 February 2021

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28 May 2020

What is health insurance like at Softcat?

Pros

- great management team who aim to grow your career and give plenty of new opportunities - everyone is happy to support you growing within your role, you are never left to fend for yourself - opportunity to move across different roles to suit your personality & needs - big emphasis on 'building your own career' at Softcat - great buzz around the office, every day there is something exciting going on - extra benefits such as health insurance, travel to work scheme, perklife - flexible working from home options

Cons

- you need to ask for pay rises and push for these, which can be done by going above your job role and proving what you can do. - requires a good bit of travelling to and from meetings and to other offices depending on your role which some may not like, i see this as a positive to get out of the office but can be tiring.

Advice to Management

- continue giving new opportunities for growth to individuals - keep doing what you're doing and focusing on your employees

extra benefits such as health insurance, travel to work scheme, perklife

28 May 2020

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