Catapult Consultants
3.0 of 5 20 reviews
www.catapultconsultants.com Arlington, VA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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William Senich

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Pros-flexibility in schedules
    -great benefits
    - positive atmosphere
    -helpful back office staff
    -potential to move up as the company continues to grow
    -good response time, considering the size of back office compared to current employee numbers

    ConsSometimes there is a lack of communication, which can be mistakenly misinterpreted as apathetic. However, the corporate side does show initiative and care in making sure all systems are running and that staff get what they need.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsA 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementDont 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsBright and talented people, good benefits, and competitive salary.

    ConsNeed more frequent opportunities to know what is going on at the firm, and interact with individuals that are in other geographic locations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication is needed across the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Catapult Consultants is a great place to get your foot in the door, but only that.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsPeople are always willing to help you out when you ask for it. Management is also understanding when you need time off.

    ConsThere is no promotion system, it seems to be based heavily on favoritism. And there is praise and recognition, but no monetary reward system for hard work (only verbal praise).

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO should be more engaged with his staff, and senior management need to better contribute to company direction and mission.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I love the team environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHR is very quick to respond with any issues. If you have any problems, you can be confident that it will be fixed in a timely and professional manner. There is a solid team environment at Catapult.

    ConsNot everyone is great with communication all of the time. Nonetheless, the team is fantastic to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast growth, poor communication from management

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe fast growth means lots of new and different project opportunities that are often available to many of the employees. If an employee works hard and is successful, they are rewarded with their choice of new project opportunities. In general the project managers I've had contact with have great management and people skills and they establish a positive rapport with the team. The COO is a hardworking, very smart guy that appreciates good employees and recognizes motivated employees that produce good, quality results.

    ConsCommunication can be very poor and decisions on anything can be very slow from senior management. The back office support (accounting, contracts, HR, etc.) seem disorganized, unfriendly and unresponsive (especially the VP of Finance) to requests from employees. The entire organization of the company is a little unclear as there are several individuals with a great deal of responsibility (including the COO), but little public recognition of the hard work. The CEO seems to have no apparent responsibilty for anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to the employees more, become more approachable and improve communication in general. Make the senior management team accountable for their actions and don't reward poor performance just because you personally like someone.

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    Possibly tone of the worst companies ever?

    Analyst (Former Employee)

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

    Consin 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Catapult has treated me extremely well and I think it is a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCatapult has a very good benefits plan compared to other small companies.
    Catapult provides great flexibility in work schedules.
    Catapult continually evaluates employee performance which leads to tremendous opportunities for promotions and career growth.
    Senior Management continually tries to improve work environment to ensure employee's are satisfied and that Catapult is a great place to work,
    Catapult is a growing company which gives employees tremendous opportunities for promotions and career growth.
    Owners have an open line of communication with their employees and they seem to genually care about their employee's job satisfaction.
    Owners are extremely talented in ensuring that Catapult continues to grow, which it has done every year i've been here. Again, this provides tremendous opportunities for Catapullt's employee's to grow heir careers.
    Catapult has a lot of different work locations

    ConsCommuting to headquarters can be difficult depending where you live.
    As a small business Catapult's resources are limited so their isn't a lot of support staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think both Tony Fung and Josh Bogart are excellent owners and they provide exceptional leadership for Catapult's continued success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Very

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary and benefit to scale.

    ConsLittle communication about what was going on within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just another lame east coast government contracting agency...

    IT Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary is a little higher than other government contractors.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementShow 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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