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Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working for Catapult was a very positive experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Catapult Technology as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Catapult will provide you the tools you need to be successful in your career, you just need to use them. If you are a good employee and have proven yourself, they bend over backwards to ensure that you remain one of their employees, even if they have to move you to another contract if the contract you are currently on is going to expire and not be renewed.

    Cons

    Contract work is difficult and unfortunately when you are placed in a work area sometimes it is difficult to move up; you may get added responsibilities, however, unlike working in a corporate environment, it can sometimes be hard to progress, regardless of continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    When taking on new contracts, look at your employee database and take into consideration the qualifications that they list; some employees have the qualifications for you to hire them for the new contract from within which will benefit you by having proven dedicated and competent employees on the new contract, which will make you look even better to the new customer, and will also give your employee a chance to expand his experience and feel as if he is truly appreciated and recognized by their employer.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Charlatans

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catapult Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some bright people in lower levels

    Cons

    Communication from the top down is miserable. Pay is miserable. And the location is a haul for many people in the Alexandria area but that is inconsequential to management. Promises are made when you walk in the door but are mysteriously forgotten shortly thereafter

    Advice to Management

    Sell it to the highest bidder and clean house

  3. Helpful (1)

    Lousy Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catapult Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full benefits package and decent compensation

    Cons

    Management perspective is only for themselves, underpay with expectations of long work days.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Overall very satisfied with how Catapult treated me since I was the only person located in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Support Specialist II in Hato Rey, PR
    Current Employee - Service Desk Support Specialist II in Hato Rey, PR

    I have been working at Catapult Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, even though I was no covered under their Medical Plan since it did not cover Puerto Rico

    Cons

    Only 16 Universal Days to be used as Sick or Vacation. Medical plan does not cover Puerto Rico

  6. Helpful (1)

    Tier II Support / Network Monitoring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring Systems Administrator in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring Systems Administrator in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Catapult Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small Company that treats you like family. Relaxing interview, was able to negotiate pay rate.

    Cons

    Contracted out, only interface with a few other Catapult employees.

    Advice to Management

    A little more interaction with your employees and updates so they can be sure they are on track for a good annual evaluation and pay increase.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Mid size company with good culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Programmer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Catapult Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance. Good Clients and benefits

    Cons

    Proactive management. More knowledge management initiatives

  8. Solid company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Catapult Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and very approachable management. Strong process-based methodology of running contracts and operations. Good pay & benefits. They do what they can to retain employees, even at contract's end.

    Cons

    Like most contractors, the company struggles to hold onto employees at end of contract. Also, they outsource their recruiting to a company based in CA. Business Development could use a boost.

    Advice to Management

    With government contracts getting the way they are and incumbents protesting awards pretty much on a de facto basis, it's probably time for Catapult (and other small to medium sized government contractors) to think of ways to diversify their revenue sources. I am impressed by some other small businesses that are dabbling in cloud based solutions and apps that can be a huge hit not only to government but to commercial customers alike. It would be good to see Catapult commit a portion of its talent to open new potential business lines in this fashion.

  9. WOW, I haven't worked for a company that gave out movie tickets on birthdays!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Catapult Technology as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to contact! they call you back! They have knowledgeable people! They have a few get together parties each year!

    Cons

    Not sure, in 5 years with them I can't recall a snag or snafu?

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Maybe put up an alumni site for us former peoples.

  10. Good company to work for. Would not hesitate to work for them again.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Chambersburg, PA

    I worked at Catapult Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a great deal of information. Company supported continuing education and personal growth. Pushed employees to constantly be in the process of studying for a new exam during any down-time.

    Cons

    I never got to meet any of the people in Bethesda. The contract I was on was in a different state. The new location in Chambersburg did not have ergonomic workstations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the employees with education incentives.

  11. Helpful (1)

    You are a worker bee to make money for the executives. Nothing more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Support Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Catapult Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The health insurance benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Senior management was aloof and didn't communicate with any of the lower level staff.
    Salary levels are below market
    Disorganization and lack of vision
    Lack of employee development (education reimbursement was often denied because of it not being related to the specific job title)
    Constant threat of termination

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees and make them feel like they are part something more than just their job. Treat people with respect and as a peer, and not like an expendable asset.

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