The Microsoft Consulting Company
Catapult Systems is a national Microsoft-focused IT consulting company that provides application development, enterprise solutions and infrastructure services. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Phoenix,San Antonio, Tampa and Washington, D.C., Catapult implements innovative technology solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business objectives while deriving the maximum value from their Microsoft technology investments.
Our experienced team uses a proven approach and a personal relationship style to deliver the right solutions for our clients. We pursue new and unique approaches to applying Microsoft solutions to meet the most demanding enterprise needs, and we back up this commitment by employing the most experienced staff of certified Microsoft consultants.
A Microsoft National Systems Integrator (NSI), Catapult is dedicated to our Microsoft partnership and expertise in its technologies. Our NSI status is an elite ranking attained by fewer than 40 consulting firms nationwide, while our gold certified partner status and competencies demonstrate that we’ve met a stringent set of criteria, including specialized certifications and an extensive portfolio of real-world customer references, to be identified as the most skilled partner available in the solution areas we serve.
Currently there are more than 650,000 Microsoft partners worldwide eligible to attain these new competencies. Of these, fewer than 5% have achieved one or more of the 25 available competencies. Catapult Systems has accomplished15 gold and 17 silver competencies. To date fewer than a dozen companies have achieved more than six gold competencies, placing Catapult in the top 0.10% of Microsoft partners worldwide. Boasting an unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, Catapult is your Microsoft partner of choice.
Go to most company websites these days, and they try to sell you on all the “perks” of working there – free drinks, pajama parties, ice cream socials, bring your bird to work day…
Sure, that all sounds fun, but is that really why you want to join a company?
Ask anyone on our team why they came to Catapult Systems, or why they are still here, and unanimously they will say: “the people”. In fact, the foundation of Catapult’s success has always been our people and each person, regardless of role, plays an integral part in that success.
IT consulting is a challenging field, and it’s not for everyone. It takes a combined effort from Catapult’s corporate and consulting teams to realize the success our clients have come to expect. When you work with great people, you’re learning each and every day, and you’re empowered to make decisions, the result is high employee AND high client satisfaction.
Bottom line – Catapult Systems is a place where you matter, and what you do matters. You will be challenged, and you will make a difference in the lives of your co-workers, in the lives of our clients, and in the communities in which we live.
(And we eat a lot of ice cream!)
“I’ve never felt like I had to “sell” Catapult in an interview. The company tends to sell itself through the people a candidate meets.” -Liam Collopy, Vice President
Catapult provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package designed to help our employees maintain a good balance in both their personal and professional lives. In addition to the typical benefits offered, Catapult has many others that distinguish who we are and the lifestyles we enjoy.
- 401(k) investment plan
- Medical, dental and vision plans
- Company-paid disability and life insurance
- Section 125 cafeteria plan (premiums only)
- Flex-spending plans (medical and dependent care)
- Employee assistance program
- Annual paid vacation
- Fitness plan with Gold’s Gym
- Paid holidays
- Sick leave
- Business casual work environment
- Mentorship/Ambassador program
- New hire boot camp
- Catapult University
- Quarterly company fun events
- Paid team extracurricular activities
- Local sports event tickets
- Employee referral bonuses
- Tuition reimbursement
- Identity theft protection
- Annual kids day
In order to provide the highest quality of services, Catapult Systems hires, develops and retains the very best people in the business. The integrity and work ethic of our people is the backbone of our commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and business success.
Our goal has always been to create an environment that brings out the very best in our employees. As such, Catapult fosters an environment of teamwork, learning, challenge and fun. And, we understand that balance between your work and personal life is essential.
We are so committed to our company culture that we put all new employees through the Catapult Boot Camp – a three-day introduction to Catapult’s vision, core values, customer service practices, rules of empowerment, and standards of professional conduct. Company expectations and the groundwork for employee success are set here.
The best part about working at Catapult Systems is the encouragement to take ideas and turn them into actions. With accountability and initiative as a driving force, employees are empowered to not be mere cogs in a machine, but rather individual contributors who all have the opportunity to bring intelligent ideas and solutions to the table.
I love working for Catapult Systems because the commitment of our staff motivates me to provide excellent service.
Greg, Internal IT
Catapult isn’t just about technology. We are about people too. Many of us here at Catapult have worked together for a long time now. We are friends and colleagues. The quality of our work is strengthened by the quality of our relationships, so we take the time to keep our team strong. Come to Catapult, and you’ll see the difference.
Jason, General Manager
Even after 10 years, every day is a new adventure. We have the best clients, the most interesting projects, and the highest quality consultants I have ever been associated with.
I get to work in diverse customer environments, solve complex technology issues, while having a dynamic and highly knowledgeable support team behind me. It's a fun company to work for!
I love working for Catapult as it provides me an opportunity to work with some very smart people and very cool technologies without sacrificing work-life balance.
Catapult is a world class organization. Customer satisfaction is essential in our business, but it must first start with taking care of our employees!
Terri, Executive Team
Professional development at Catapult Systems is so unique that it has a language of its own. We call it the Alpha Track, and it is designed to build leaders through a blend of virtual and in-person interactive learning in the areas of technology, consulting, professional and leadership skills. It’s all about progression of your capabilities – at Catapult you can count on forward momentum in the skills that will make a difference in your career.
Catapult’s Alpha track will accelerate the pace and depth of your growth as a professional and as a leader. Your capabilities and contributions are our greatest value, and we boldly invest in them. Through Alpha Track, each Catapult consultant has a personalized plan and a designated leader who shares responsibility with them for their growth. A personalized plan? Absolutely. We believe that our future leaders should be developing in their area of specialization, be it delivery of technology projects, Microsoft technology expertise, interactive design or managed services, and that without a plan, it’s impossible to move forward.
The Alpha Track is a series of learning experiences designed to develop your specific skills through case-based small group learning, online education, individual mentoring, and project experience working with our clients and internal teams. You will grow in your ability to design and build technology solutions, work with clients effectively, manage technology initiatives, and lead people. As your capabilities expand, you will progress through the four levels of the Alpha Track.
Get on the Alpha track. You’ll have an ongoing series of experiences and accomplishments which will be defining moments in your progression as a professional. Magnify your own expectations and achievements. Schedule a call, email us, or engage socially to investigate. Warning: ah-ha moments ahead!
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I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Family atmosphere, friendly working environment, challenge employees for growth, executives truly listen to employees, empower employee with self management and daily routine, monthly meetings, quarterly fun events, high quality co-workers, easy to collaborate with other employees.Cons
Low vacation policy. Client work might not be for everyone, Consultants need to manage sometimes several projects, these last two are not a reflection on the company but on the overall type of work and a person who is not familiar with consulting needs to understand this.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Continue to listen and act upon employee suggestions and commentsRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Catapult Systems in December 2014.Interview Details
Had 4 rounds of interview - 2 In person and 2 over phone (Technical). The first two rounds were technical but was very fundamental - Nothing difficult and not into any kind of technical details. Basic questions like - Do you know this technology, Have you used this before. No case studies or no scenario based questions. Not sure for this kind of role why very little technicalInterview Questions
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- The first two rounds were technical but was very fundamental - Nothing difficult and not into any kind of technical details. Basic questions like - Do you know this technology, Have you used this before. No case studies or no scenario based questions. Not sure for this kind of role why very little technical Answer Question
High performing team members. A stable and profitable company. And a great place to work! This is what you can expect if you join the Catapult Systems team! Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Catapult – a Chinasoft Int’l (CSI) company – is a global IT services provider and one of the top Microsoft National Systems Integrators (NSI) in the United States...
Mission: To be the most recognized and sought after Microsoft partner for both customers and employees in the markets we serve.