Catapult Learning

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Good supervisor and schedule but terrible company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - School-Community Liaison (Counselor/Social Worker)  in  Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - School-Community Liaison (Counselor/Social Worker) in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Catapult Learning

Pros

The School-Community Liaison group was a great department to be in, with great colleagues and a lovely manager. She is retiring and being replaced by an equally lovely manager. Working a school schedule is great, and hours are relatively flexible. Very understanding immediate management. You can collect unemployment over the summer since it's a for-profit company, so you don't get caught in the school situation for unemployment.

Cons

Salary SUCKS and is non-negotiable: everyone who starts in the department gets the same salary regardless of experience. Also there are NO merit raises, and frequently no COLA raises either. They promote the job as having all this tuition reimbursement available, but then say that they'll only pay for courses that are required for your job or degree maintenance; well, there are no requirements for this job or the degree, basically, so you really never get to take advantage of that. Very large employee contribution for health benefits. They also promote their 401(k) match, but I did not receive a match in 3 of my 4 years there. Big scam. Also, NO communication from upper management to "the little people" and barely any to the people above that. Everything's very hush-hush/inner-circle in the management departments. Run by OLD people who are inflexible and intolerant of newer ways of approaching business. Hopefully when those people finally retire the company will change for the better. OH--also, it is a for-profit company but treats employees and deals with physical plant and supplies/resources as though it's a non-profit. HUGE disparity in salary between upper management and everyone else who actually does the work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ugh--get a modern clue!

Doesn't Recommend

31 Other Employee Reviews for Catapult Learning (View Most Recent)

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    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Catapult Learning

    Pros

    Independence
    Ability to work with children who need extra help
    Great managers (now)

    Cons

    An extremely degrading manager (formerly)
    No flexibility with schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher managers need to see what middle managers are up to and the way teachers are treated

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Catapult is a good concept though their treatment of teacher is not satisfactory.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Teacher in Portland, OR

    I worked at Catapult Learning

    Pros

    location, flexible schedule, school vacation time paid,

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lack of communication, Lack of materials, No follow through, Lack of support from supervisor, creativity not encouraged, materials are out of date for reading, lesson plans and books provided by catapult often contain typos that are unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Catapult would do well to offer contacts to employees other than their initial supervisor should anything arise. It would also be a service to employees to feel as though they have a say in the education of students they service.

    Doesn't Recommend
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