Catapult Systems

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Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
56 Reviews
4.1
56 Reviews
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Catapult Systems Chief Executive Officer David Fuess
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Do your homework

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong in Microsoft technologies. Flexible for remote workers which is helpful. Expect travel but fair amount.

    Cons

    Now owned by Chinasoft. Many federal contracts have fallen off and some of the hardest working (American) people who have built this company have been let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You’re going the wrong direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Still an incredible place to be!

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    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
  3.  

    Great Company, Limited Advancement

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    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.  

    Great company to work for!

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    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
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change is happening

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ditto to "immature, failing company" review

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great at first, but too many changes equal an unstable atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fun events, Good work/life balance, great location, great in-office perks

    Cons

    Not transparent in real company issues, "every man for himself" mentality, Chinese acquirement has caused negative changes, less than appealing salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not fair

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained great knowledge in the industry Ocean and Air.

    Cons

    Company tried taking on more than they should have. Need to get solid in the original field of Business before trying to start new avenues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Immature, failing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Old reputation from twenty years ago, tied to Microsoft's growth

    Cons

    Out of date
    Immature
    Lost
    Failing business model
    Lack of foresight in Executive management
    Mid-manager drones, hiring more (ex-military) drones
    Avoid this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade your view on work before you die

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Catapult Systems Response

    Jun 19, 2014VP - Talent Acquisition

    We certainly know that we are not perfect here at Catapult Systems, and we love that Glassdoor allows people to express their unedited opinions. This helps us take a look at ourselves to see how we ... More

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