Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
56 Reviews

4.1
56 Reviews
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David Fuess
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance and managers really value your life outside of work (in 12 reviews)

  • The only reason I look back with fondness at Catapult is because of the great people I worked with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There are only two cons in working at Catapult the first is the lack of leadership (at least in the Houston office) (in 2 reviews)

  • The only con that I can think of is that fact that Catapult seems to take on more work than the team can handle (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Still an incredible place to be!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The BEST people, teamwork and camaraderie. Progressive vision for the company as we evolve with the cloud. Lots of new opportunities for professional growth in the coming years. Leadership continues to emphasis the importance of being part of the team through the work we do for our clients, and social and family events.

    Cons

    Standard benefits - nothing that stands out as a real differentiator from competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on pushing forward! Our company vision is exciting!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture was fantastic. Great people and great attitudes.

    Cons

    Not sure if the culture will stay the same now that the company has been bought out by ChinaSoft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Limited Advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Culture, very focused in the Microsoft Services space, great people, decent pay

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities for sales employees. Very focused on happiness of developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catapult Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    The best is management - Very well organized, really listens to the consultants and best part is they will try to improve based on employees feedback.

    Cons

    Hire more to consultants.
    Regarding Bonus - its OK try to improve .
    Medical is not that soothing, try to get good plans under the group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Change is happening

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

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance and managers really value your life outside of work
    people you work with are a huge influence to the great culture

    Cons

    very low pay and not much pay increase
    not much growth possibility
    change is happening from being bought by Chinese company and the change is firing/letting people go
    company not making much money since being bought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent and honest with where the company is going since being bought

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has an amazing culture, smart people, great teamwork, and opportunity to enhance your career while having lots of fun. The company exhibits its brand promise of Our people are easy to work with, We bring the whole team, and We always deliver on a daily basis.

    Cons

    If you are not passionate about what you do, you'll be in open pretty quick! Guess that is not a bad thing!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the right things. Keep focus on employees and clients and company growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Without a question, Catapult has been the best place I've worked, ever. I will retire with this company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love this company both at a local and corporate level. Systems are mature and rock solid. There's a great attitude that permeates from the top down. The management team is fabulous, engaging and lead from example. This is a company where anyone can grow, develop and proudly carry the company flag. Or in this case, crest.

    Cons

    The only challenge I see is market driven. We are growing at such a fast pace, we need to have more consultants on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider offering a sabbatical program for long-term employment. Perhaps something like 1 week per year of employment once someone has fully vested 10 years. This could be a great incentive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of a kind

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Catapult truly cares about people. They hire smart professionals in the top 10% of their field. Catapult is 'others' focused from the CEO to the Director of First Impressions.

    Cons

    Rapid growth at times can spread teams thin. This corrects itself once hiring ramps up, but hiring the best and the brightest takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire to the bench.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fair, Hard Working, Smart and Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tons of really smart people who are really focused on delivering great solutions for customers, they are very fair with employees and reasonable for work/life balance. Very low turnover, a great place for folks tired of the nonsense with the average consulting companies.

    Cons

    Client projects can be intense and challenging. Catapult doesn't have the same benefits as the full time travel consulting gigs, so that is a trade off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand to the West Coast and internationally, which will allow consultants to have more opportunity for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A recognition that consultants are the center of the entire business model.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    First, I have been consulting for many years (and for many companies prior to Catapult). Hands down I work with the most talented and brightest technologists and business consultants in the land. There is not a weak link given our recruiting process covers all aspect of hiring - technical chops, cultural fit, fun individuals, team players, and hard workers.

    Secondly, Bonuses are right sized and are given for the individual contribution each consultant makes to the overall business (whether the business is doing well or not so well). For those who have experience with other technology consulting companies, it's not about an arbitrary quarterly bonus based on the financial performance of the company that may or may not be paid out. Our metrics are well defined, and are based on the individuals contribution on a weekly and monthly basis (and bonuses are paid monthly). My monthly bonuses are predictable, and really just a regular part of my overall income.

    Third, Catapult's Systems model is to keep local consultants local. There is certainly occasional travel, however, consultants are not expected (unless the want to) to be road warriors. That speaks to work life balance. You may be able to get a point or two up in Salary by going to another consulting company - but that company is going to expect you to get on a plane Monday morning and come home Friday night. That's just not Catapult's model.

    Lastly, I have been at Catapult Systems for over 5 years, and there was not a single career growth opportunity or career development discussion or request that I was not supported on. Not one, seriously. Catapult as a company and a culture has supported any interest or career path I wanted to pursue. There are a lot of talented folks here, and not one idea or one voice is ever drowned out.

    Cons

    In my time at Catapult, one of the challenges (and benefits) was our size. Small company with tight culture, but sometimes we didn't get invited to the party on some of the bigger and more technical projects. I am hopeful that with the recent acquisition by a global company and our leaderships communication that our culture will stay the same may open up some of these larger and more complex (and fun) opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep nurturing the "Catapult Culture".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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