Catapult Systems

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Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
56 Reviews
3.9
56 Reviews
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Catapult Systems Chief Executive Officer David Fuess
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance and managers really value your life outside of work (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)

  • 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)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Like any other consulting company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve the bonus structure. Change the marketing team.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company that looks out for its employees

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    Former Employee - Project Manager (Managing Consultant) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager (Managing Consultant) in Denver, CO

    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 comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do your homework

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Change is happening

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 4 people 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 (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

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