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Updated January 9, 2015
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  1. Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent if you work as a contractor for them and the atmosphere was pretty laid back, also the physical location of the office is nice..

    Cons

    Management is underqualified to hold the positions they hold. The employee turn around is extremely high. There were also unethical business practices as to where employees were terminated for issues related to health and if you are a woman and looking to start a family while at this company, you might as well consider yourself terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Deploy best practices and discontinue the use of unethical business processes.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Catapult Consultants as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros with this company. If there are any, it surely does not reflect to the people who do the work.

    Cons

    Catapult does not stand behind their employees at all, they hang them out to dry without consulting with the employee first. Catapult looks out for themselves only and not the employee who does the work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employee, be honest about who you are as a company and before you sign a new employee up with a contract, be sure to outline all aspects of job. Be honest with yourself as a company and the employee

  3. Helpful (2)

    Ineffective leadership, Not sure how the company survives

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Catapult Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to network and make your own path, You can cross-train in many fields.

    Cons

    CEO is not experienced (definitely not as experienced as stated on wesite), Lack of communication to employees, Always looking for a way to cut corners, employees are not treated equally, very much the practice of the good ole boys network in play for every position in the place of management, lack of training provided.

    Advice to Management

    Give the CEO something to do, VP of Finance (should be demoted he is really VP of Payroll), Pay attention to the trends of other SUCESSFUL employers and get better rewards

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Go Elsewhere...Horrible place for anyone with ethics to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Catapult Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good environment to meet people young in their career for networking purposes, VERY smart and supportive COO, You can make your own career path if you are well liked.

    Cons

    The leadership is lacking, lack of organizational structure, good old boys network heavily favored, leadership lacks ability and skill to lead others, opportunities only come to favored employees, revolving door of HR, VPs are treated like gods by the CEO (they get trips, and retreats, while regualr employees get pot lucks and apps paid for at Happy Hours, unless the COO pays out of pocket)

    Advice to Management

    Dont just reward the employees you like but to instead look at all of the employees to cultivate positive and mentorship like relationships. There is stronger leadership needed with less back stabbing. Stop watching the bottomline on everything instead reward the employees and show appreciation outside of corny "Social Hours" and pot lucks. Offer more than false promises and provide more support to all employees in career growth and a better work environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Possibly tone of the worst companies ever?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Catapult Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management is very adept at miscommunication. Somehow they manage to keep the company afloat

    Cons

    in the last few months there have been droves of personnel leaving the company, all with the same feeling that they are utterly mismanaged and often ignored and lied to

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen to your staff and learn how to lead. a young egotistical leadership group of good ole boys is not what a real company needs to survive.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Just another lame east coast government contracting agency...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at Catapult Consultants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary is a little higher than other government contractors.

    Cons

    This applies primarily to the Marines business market.

    Micro management, poor project management, and no appreciation for hard work. The VP of the company apparently wants to dictate what needs to be done, how it should be done, and when it should be done. The team I was with worked very hard for the client and had to put up with a lot of government BS. However, management decided that the team could do multiple projects at the same time. So not only did employees had to manage expectations of the client, they had to manage expectations of their employer as well. WTF?!

    The VP also had his own hench men that he brought and I guess they're awesome because most of what they can do and promise to the client can be done in a day or few days. Unfortunately some government clients believe them and the actual work is not done by his hench men, but by employees that already have full time work.

    The COO decided to speak with us, the frontline folks and meet with us one on one. We all gave our speil about the work, the client, and management. He was much more personable than the VP. He even acknowledged the same silly issues as us unfortunately at this moment it doesn't appear he took any action based on the feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees on the frontline, especially if they are no where near the head quarters. Give better bonuses especially if they are helping you win the contract. Be flexible! You and ever other government contractors core value should be to do great work for the client & your country and NOT lets win a contract to suck the tax payers money.

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