Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Catapult Systems Chief Executive Officer David Fuess
David Fuess
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  • That speaks to work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • The best part about working here is getting to know and work with great people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Employee Bonus structure is a joke and don (in 3 reviews)

  • Because the company is relatively small, career advancement into more managerial roles are relatively small as well (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun. They don't micromanage.

    Cons

    The benefit package could be better but it is a small company so it is acceptable.


  2. Solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great as far as consulting firms go. Everyone is very approachable and a long of long time tenured Catapult people create a great consulting environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a bit like a cog in a wheel. As the company grows, management seems to be getting farther and farther from the ground floor.

    Advice to Management

    Stay grounded and involved with your consultants. Broaden the type of work we are selling and adapt to the changing market.


  3. Helpful (2)

    1st Year Experience Very Positive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult really cares about their people and it shows. Having fun is greatly emphasized. All new recruits go through a "Boot Camp". I was already a seasoned Consultant and still learned some things. Catapult, while giving us autonomy, also has efficient consulting methodologies and guidelines in place. It's a nice. I've worked for companies that either micro manage consultant or just throw them out there with no help. Catapult balances their touch well. Likewise my non-consulting colleagues are happy to be working here. It's a really positive environment. I also hear from people on the outside "Oh, yeah, Catapult. I've heard good things about you." or "I've had good experiences with Catapult." so we seem to have a good reputation. We just came out with a new, unique solutions-as a service offering called Fuse. We're an innovative and forward-thinking company.

    Cons

    Very few. My main complaint is minor -That some of the travel and expense policies are a bit unusual. For example, no tips can be expensed. Another example is we must subtract 40 miles from even one-way mileage submissions (presuming one travels 40 miles to and from work) and the mileage reimbursement is below IRS guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. We have a good reputation and are innovative so keep it up. Review and update travel and expense policies. Consider allowing expenses for business-related costs, like cell phone and broadband cards.


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  5. If you want to be in consulting, Catapult is the place you want to be!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team culture! People care for each other and work hard to bring successful solutions to our clients. Delivery of our services is a combo of local delivery and remote teams so we enjoy good balance between work and home life. Client projects are challenging. Now developing and selling solutions as a service which is an exciting new realm for us!

    Cons

    Need to focus on getting more long-term projects. Some years we have lots of them, and some years we have lots of smaller ones which can add to the management churn that happens with lots of smaller projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on maintaining the strong culture that has been key to our success over the past 20+ years. Focus sales on key accounts and building relationships with those accounts for long-term relationships.


  6. Great team, market leader, and a great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult's main strength is its people. Really smart people working together to solve customer issues. Leaders with great vision and strong connection to employee. Catapult also has great relationship with Microsoft.

    Cons

    Still working though the big ownership change, and figuring out how to take advantage of the large platform. Once management figures out this puzzle without losing the original values that Catapult was founded on - they will have winning formula for greater heights.

    Advice to Management

    Employee compensation can use a bit of refresh.


  7. Great company with an awesome culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a senior lead consultant with 5 years experience at Catapult and have met some of the best people in my career while working here. Catapult has built a culture based on trust and teamwork and the projects we do are challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Catapult has a great history but is struggling through major organizational changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Catapult has hired a lot of great people. The best part about working here is getting to know and work with great people.

    Cons

    The changes that have happened over the last year have not been fully completed or integrated, yet more changes are being announced and there are rumors of even more. Many employees feel disenfranchised and are very concerned about the future of the company. This has created great uncertainty about individual careers and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Finish implementing each change before announcing the next one. Solve long-standing problems. Connect and communicate with your employees.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Like any other consulting company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented consultants. Well developed processes and guideline for consultants to follow. Work life balance is good. Local clients for each office

    Cons

    Don't fall for the any of the bragging they do about their company, you will be disappointed. Management has their own hidden agenda and works towards getting their own cut. Employee Bonus structure is a joke and don’t expect to get anything extraordinary. Marketing team is week and highly dependent on leads from Microsoft for new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the bonus structure. Change the marketing team.


  10. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (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 Management

    Keep up the great work.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, Limited Advancement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (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.



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