Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Immature, failing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (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    Out of date Immature Lost Failing business model Lack of foresight in Executive management Mid-manager drones, hiring more (ex-military) drones Avoid this place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 Management

    Upgrade your view on work before you die

    Catapult Systems Response

    Jun 19, 2014 – VP - 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


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, and good company values

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cool company that is still in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Without a question, Catapult has been the best place I've worked, ever. I will retire with this company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love this company both at a local and corporate level. Systems are mature and rock solid. There's a great attitude that permeates from the top down. The management team is fabulous, engaging and lead from example. This is a company where anyone can grow, develop and proudly carry the company flag. Or in this case, crest.

    Cons

    The only challenge I see is market driven. We are growing at such a fast pace, we need to have more consultants on board.

    Advice to Management

    I would consider offering a sabbatical program for long-term employment. Perhaps something like 1 week per year of employment once someone has fully vested 10 years. This could be a great incentive.


  7. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has an amazing culture, smart people, great teamwork, and opportunity to enhance your career while having lots of fun. The company exhibits its brand promise of Our people are easy to work with, We bring the whole team, and We always deliver on a daily basis.

    Cons

    If you are not passionate about what you do, you'll be in open pretty quick! Guess that is not a bad thing!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right things. Keep focus on employees and clients and company growth.


  8. One of a kind

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Catapult truly cares about people. They hire smart professionals in the top 10% of their field. Catapult is 'others' focused from the CEO to the Director of First Impressions.

    Cons

    Rapid growth at times can spread teams thin. This corrects itself once hiring ramps up, but hiring the best and the brightest takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire to the bench.


  9. Fair, Hard Working, Smart and Fun

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of really smart people who are really focused on delivering great solutions for customers, they are very fair with employees and reasonable for work/life balance. Very low turnover, a great place for folks tired of the nonsense with the average consulting companies.

    Cons

    Client projects can be intense and challenging. Catapult doesn't have the same benefits as the full time travel consulting gigs, so that is a trade off.

    Advice to Management

    Expand to the West Coast and internationally, which will allow consultants to have more opportunity for growth.


  10. A recognition that consultants are the center of the entire business model.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First, I have been consulting for many years (and for many companies prior to Catapult). Hands down I work with the most talented and brightest technologists and business consultants in the land. There is not a weak link given our recruiting process covers all aspect of hiring - technical chops, cultural fit, fun individuals, team players, and hard workers. Secondly, Bonuses are right sized and are given for the individual contribution each consultant makes to the overall business (whether the business is doing well or not so well). For those who have experience with other technology consulting companies, it's not about an arbitrary quarterly bonus based on the financial performance of the company that may or may not be paid out. Our metrics are well defined, and are based on the individuals contribution on a weekly and monthly basis (and bonuses are paid monthly). My monthly bonuses are predictable, and really just a regular part of my overall income. Third, Catapult's Systems model is to keep local consultants local. There is certainly occasional travel, however, consultants are not expected (unless the want to) to be road warriors. That speaks to work life balance. You may be able to get a point or two up in Salary by going to another consulting company - but that company is going to expect you to get on a plane Monday morning and come home Friday night. That's just not Catapult's model. Lastly, I have been at Catapult Systems for over 5 years, and there was not a single career growth opportunity or career development discussion or request that I was not supported on. Not one, seriously. Catapult as a company and a culture has supported any interest or career path I wanted to pursue. There are a lot of talented folks here, and not one idea or one voice is ever drowned out.

    Cons

    In my time at Catapult, one of the challenges (and benefits) was our size. Small company with tight culture, but sometimes we didn't get invited to the party on some of the bigger and more technical projects. I am hopeful that with the recent acquisition by a global company and our leaderships communication that our culture will stay the same may open up some of these larger and more complex (and fun) opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep nurturing the "Catapult Culture".


  11. Working at Catapult is everything I thought it was going to be, and so much more.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Let's just say, the company get's it!

    Cons

    I cant think of anything I don't like about working at Catapult.



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