Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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Catapult Systems Chief Executive Officer David Fuess
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Pros
  • 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. Solid place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good people that care about the business and each other. Positioned to take advantage of market changes.

    Cons

    Working through post acquisition and leadership changes but those are solvable problems

    Advice to Management

    Realize the company's new vision, continue grooming management team, lots of potential to realize


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Management Does Not Understand Current Market Trends

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, people are very friendly, general work atmosphere is great

    Cons

    Horrible SOW's that are not even possible to meet with given hours but yet expected Internal IT and management think that a 5 year old laptop is acceptable Marketing and sales HEAVILY relies on Microsoft deals/vouchers for gigs and is unable to obtain their own deals organically New management does not understand current consulting landscape, changes they wanted to implement have not been done fully and yet they announce new ones.

    Advice to Management

    Fully implement your plans before you attempt to implement anything new. The Cloud is not just some new FAD that will go away. Get a new internal IT team. Bring back Sam!


  7. Helpful (4)

    Ditto to "immature, failing company" review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beer cart on Fridays, easy to maintain a work/life balance, awesome company parties, gained a lot of friends who feel the same way I do

    Cons

    Poor management. I second everything said by the "immature, failing company" review. Also disappointed that we were asked by our CEO and managers to give positive ratings on Best Places to Work every year instead of addressing how we really felt.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Cool company that is still in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is still laid back. And for the most part you are treated like an adult.

    Cons

    Do to their incomplete transition with their merger the company has little room for spin up or time to let individuals develop. I was laid off after 3 short months!!


  9. Best place I have ever worked!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Projects Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Special Projects Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult offers a great sense of stability. There are always new projects to work on and there is rarely any downtime. Catapult is very flexible with their employees. There are no time cards and you are able to work remotely fairly often. Catapult provided me with comprehensive training which has enabled me to become a stronger business professional. I sincerely look forward to coming to work each day and this is something that I have rarely experienced in my previous positions.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of is that fact that Catapult seems to take on more work than the team can handle. It seems like our clients have to "get in line" because we don't have enough resources to support our current workload.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit new talent to lighten the load a little.


  10. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keeps up with the newest technologies, excellent benefits including certification tracks, great work environment.

    Cons

    The money is kept tight: salaries, infrastructure, etc. suffer



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