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Softcat has scooped fifth place in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in the UK 2020.
With a focus on culture, the list celebrates organisations that invest in their staff, offering them opportunities for growth and providing them with meaningful and purpose-driven work.
With a Company Rating of 4.4, Softcat sits comfortably in the top five, with the winner, Google, achieving only a marginally higher 4.5. Winners were determined based on employee feedback, with no nomination process or survey, showcasing the true opinions of the people who work for these organisations and giving prospective employees an honest view of life in the workplace.
Reviews for Softcat on Glassdoor include praise for the working environment and rewards for hard work. One reviewer commented that Softcat is, “extremely focussed on employee engagement,” and that there are, “opportunities to develop and grow”. Another enthused that, “the culture at Softcat has been accommodating, friendly and fun,” and that, “ideas get listened to and taken on”. Summing up the reviews, one wrote, “Softcat is full of incredible people and great opportunities. The culture is to work hard while enjoying your job and where you work”.
Corporate perks and rewards, pay and opportunities for training and progression were all highlighted as benefits of working for Softcat. Glassdoor recognised this and praised the winners for their work in employee engagement:
“This year’s winners stand out for promoting transparency with employees, offering career growth opportunities and providing work driven by impact and purpose,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, chief operating officer and incoming chief executive officer. “Congratulations go to all of the exceptional employers this year who stand out in the eyes of their employees.”
Colin Brown, Softcat Managing Director, said, “We are delighted and honoured that our own colleagues have such a high opinion of working here at Softcat. It’s high praise that they would take the time to recommend Softcat on Glassdoor to encourage others to work here. Our culture is to have fun whilst working hard and striving for innovation and we make sure that we foster a culture of reward and support. I am grateful to all who wrote reviews and would thoroughly echo their comments – Softcat truly is a great place to work. I’m proud that this has been recognised and thrilled to sit amongst such great organisations in the top 10.”
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