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Catapult Systems Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
1993
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
High performing team members. A stable and profitable company. And a great place to work! This is what you can expect if you join the Catapult Systems team! Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Catapult – a Chinasoft Int’l (CSI) company ... Read more

Mission: To be the most recognized and sought after Microsoft partner for both customers and employees in the markets we serve.


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Best Places to Work:2015 (#46)

Catapult Systems – Why Work For Us?


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About Catapult Systems

 

The Expertise

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Catapult Systems is a global provider of IT consulting services and one of the top Microsoft National Solution Providers in the United States. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, Tampa and Washington, D.C., Catapult implements innovative technology solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business objectives while deriving the maximum value from their Microsoft technology investments.

Catapult is focused on delivering services in the following disciplines: Business Consulting, Business Analytics & Data Management (aka BI), Cloud Strategy and Services, Creative Services, Custom on premise and web-based Applications, Dynamics CRM, Infrastructure, Managed Services, Mobile Solutions, Platform Integration, Unified Communications, User-Centered Design, and Solutions as a Service.

Our experienced team uses a proven approach and a personal relationship style to deliver the right solutions for our clients. We pursue new and unique approaches to applying Microsoft solutions to meet the most demanding enterprise needs, and we back up this commitment by employing the most experienced staff of certified Microsoft consultants.


The Credibility

A Microsoft National Systems Integrator (NSI), Catapult is dedicated to our Microsoft partnership and expertise in its technologies. Our NSI status is an elite ranking attained by fewer than 40 consulting firms nationwide, while our gold certified partner status and competenciesdemonstrate that we’ve met a stringent set of criteria, including specialized certifications and an extensive portfolio of real-world customer references. As a result, Catapult is in the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide.


The Atmosphere

Catapult Systems is a place where voices are heard and ideas are continually evolving to accommodate a changing environment. Here we welcome your creativity and believe that you are not just an employee, but a person with valuable insight and a favorite kind of cookie. Voted as “Best Place to Work” through most of Catapult’s 22-year history, our people say that this is also the best place to grow.

“Catapult's culture is what makes me want to come to work every day. The team works hard to achieve our organizational goals and has fun while doing it.” - Shelley, Administration (Celebrating 16 years with Catapult)

Our goal is to encourage employees with an engaging work environment complete with fun events and a culture of giving back to the community. We constantly work to improve the employee experience and show appreciation to our most valuable asset: our people.

(And we eat a lot of cookies!)


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Vision


What We Stand For: Catapult’s Core Values

  • Accountability
    Accept responsibility and ownership. Do what you say you're going to do.
  • Passion
    Love what you do. Show enthusiasm in relation to work.
  • Initiative
    Be proactive. Make it happen. Innovate.
  • Teamwork
    Work together. Assist others. Share information.
  • Agility
    Adapt and respond quickly. Embrace change.
  • Fun: Maintain a positive attitude. Contribute to a fun work environment.

 

Why We Exist

  • Our core purpose is to build a great company, to create a desirable place to work and to have a positive impact on our clients through the innovative use of technology.


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People


Our People

Ask anyone on our team why they came to Catapult Systems, or why they are still here, and unanimously they will say: “the people”. In fact, the foundation of Catapult’s success has always been our people and each person, regardless of role, plays an integral part in that success.

“I’ve never felt like I had to “sell” Catapult in an interview. The company tends to sell itself through the people a candidate meets.” –Liam, Executive Team (Celebrating 17.5 years with Catapult)

IT consulting is a challenging field, and it’s not for everyone. It takes a combined effort from Catapult’s corporate and consulting teams to realize the success our clients have come to expect. When you work with great people, you’re learning each and every day and you’re empowered to make decisions, the result is high employee AND high client satisfaction.

Bottom line – Catapult Systems is a place where you matter, and what you do matters. You will be challenged, and you will make a difference in the lives of your co-workers, in the lives of our clients and in the communities in which we live.


Celebrating Employee Successes

Celebrating successes and employee recognition from Catapult leadership and peers is core to Catapult’s strong culture. Core values, success stories, teamwork, work anniversaries, and even making the smallest impact in someone’s life are underlying themes for us every day, and recognizing these achievements is woven in the fabric of our 360 feedback and company meeting rhythms. We also award multiple Employees of the Year across our nine Business Units and corporate functional areas at our annual holiday parties. These awards are special as they are voted on by your peers.

“What I treasure most is the daily and weekly validation of a job well done that I receive from my fellow co-workers.  It makes my day when someone takes a minute to say thank You. Our Catapult team does this better than anyone else.” – Michelle, Accounting (Celebrating 7.5 years with Catapult)

Our tenured employees, who have grown with Catapult Systems over the years, are fundamental in continuing a longstanding culture of innovation, teamwork and fun. We celebrate and recognize our tenured employees at every career milestone. These “old timers” are vital to our Ambassador Program, which pairs a new hire with a tenured employee to introduce them to our culture and provide guidance in this important transition into our company.

We also like to highlight our MVP’s on staff who are published authors in their perspective fields. These key players are a vital part of our professional development initiative. They set a high standard and encourage others to keep up with the latest industry trends. Click here to view our MVP's and their published works.

 


Greg, Internal IT

I love working for Catapult Systems because the commitment of our staff motivates me to provide excellent service.

Greg, Internal IT

 

 

Ken, Sales

Even after 10 years, every day is a new adventure. We have the best clients, the most interesting projects, and the highest quality consultants I have ever been associated with.

Ken, Sales

Lamar, Consulting

I get to work in diverse customer environments, solve complex technology issues, while having a dynamic and highly knowledgeable support team behind me. It's a fun company to work for!

Lamar, Consulting

Syed, Consulting

I love working for Catapult as it provides me an opportunity to work with some very smart people and very cool technologies without sacrificing work-life balance.

Syed, Consulting

Terri, Executive Team

Catapult is a world class organization. Customer satisfaction is essential in our business, but it must first start with taking care of our employees!

Terri, Executive Team

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Culture: Work. Play. Volunteer.


Catapult Culture

In order to provide the highest quality of services, Catapult Systems hires, develops and retains the very best people in the business. The integrity and work ethic of our people is the backbone of our commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and business success.

Our goal has always been to create an environment that brings out the very best in our employees. As such, Catapult fosters an environment of teamwork, learning, challenge and fun. And, we understand that balance between your work and personal life is essential.

We are so committed to our company culture that we put all new employees through the Catapult Boot Camp – a three-day introduction to Catapult’s vision, core values, customer service practices, rules of empowerment and standards of professional conduct. Company expectations and the groundwork for employee success are set here.


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Fun Events

Fun is at the heart of our core values. We have frequent fun events that get people out of the office to kick back and relax with colleagues. Movie nights, local sporting events, K2 racing (yes – we are competitive!) bowling, happy hours, appreciation lunches, chili cook-offs and overly-indulgent dessert socials are commonplace (apparently we like to eat too.). We also celebrate holidays like Halloween with an annual companywide costume contest!


Kids Day

Catapult Kids Day is an opportunity for Catapult Kids to be exposed to a business environment, learn valuable life lessons and to have fun! Our HR department creates a traveling kids camp filled with fun activities and prizes.


Wellness Program

Catapult is always looking for new and innovative ways to bring innovative wellness solutions to our employees. From inviting nutritionists to speak at a lunch and learn sessions to neck-and-neck step challenge competitions. We have an entire committee of people dedicated to permeating wellness into our workplace.


Ambassador Program

Catapult offers a formal mentoring program to all new employees called the Ambassador Program. Ambassadors help the new employees get acclimated to Catapult’s culture, way of doing things, and introduces the employee to others in their business unit. Ambassadors are there to help answer any questions and/or assist with challenges that may arise in those first critical months.


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Volunteer Brigade

Passion is at the center of our volunteer initiative. Each business unit has a core group of people that meet to discuss a community involvement course of action each year. We aim to give back to the community with our time, service, labor, or donations on a regular basis. Some of the organizations we have teamed up with are Habitat for Humanity, Blue Santa, and CASA.

“Whether you’re on the committee, send in donations, or volunteer your time, the volunteer brigade is great way to give back to the community!  I find volunteering my time is the most rewarding, with about 6 different events a year, the brigade has something for everyone.”

- Michele, Accounting (Celebrating 2 years at Catapult)


Cat Team

The “CatTeam” program helps promote good fitness, teamwork and a good work/life balance! Catapult will supplement the cost of registration and team uniforms for any qualifying* after-hours team-oriented events such as 5k’s, and team sports.


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Benefits


Catapult Benefits

Catapult provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package designed to help our employees maintain a good balance in both their personal and professional lives. In addition to the typical benefits offered, Catapult has many others that distinguish who we are and the lifestyles we enjoy.


Standard Benefits

  • 401(k) investment plan
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company-paid disability and life insurance
  • Section 125 cafeteria plan (premiums only)
  • Flex-spending plans (medical and dependent      care)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Fitness plan with Gold’s Gym
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Training
  • Business casual work environment


Perks

  • Mentorship/Ambassador program
  • New hire boot camp
  • Catapult University + Catapult Live
  • Communities of Practice
  • Professional Development – Alpha Track
  • Quarterly company fun events
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid team extracurricular activities
  • Local sports event tickets
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Identity theft protection
  • Annual kids day
  • Snacks in the kitchen

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Professional Development


 Alpha Track

Professional development at Catapult Systems is so unique that it has a language of its own. We call it the Alpha Track, and it is designed to build leaders through a blend of virtual and in-person interactive learning in the areas of technology, consulting, professional and leadership skills. It’s all about progression of your capabilities – at Catapult you can count on forward momentum in the skills that will make a difference in your career.

Catapult’s Alpha track will accelerate the pace and depth of your growth as a professional and as a leader. Your capabilities and contributions are our greatest value, and we boldly invest in them. Through Alpha Track, each Catapult consultant has a personalized plan and a designated leader who shares responsibility with them for their growth. A personalized plan? Absolutely. We believe that our future leaders should be developing in their area of specialization, be it delivery of technology projects, Microsoft technology expertise, interactive design or managed services, and that without a plan, it’s impossible to move forward.

The Alpha Track is a series of learning experiences designed to develop your specific skills through case-based small group learning, online education, individual mentoring, and project experience working with our clients and internal teams. You will grow in your ability to design and build technology solutions, work with clients effectively, manage technology initiatives, and lead people. As your capabilities expand, you will progress through the four levels of the Alpha Track.

Get on the Alpha track. You’ll have an ongoing series of experiences and accomplishments which will be defining moments in your progression as a professional. Magnify your own expectations and achievements. Warning: ah-ha moments ahead!


Catapult University + Catapult Live

In addition to Alpha Track, we continually expand our levels of technical and business expertise by investing in the professional development of our people through our employee-led Catapult University and Catapult Live. All Catapult consultants have annual certification and training goals to keep them challenged and up to speed on the latest technological advances.


Communities of Practice

Catapult’s Communities of Practice (CoP) are places where our employees congregate and collaborate in our virtual knowledge base. These online communities provide a place for you to connect with others who share your interests, to learn more about what’s going on in your chosen field and to surface fresh ideas. It’s a great opportunity to share and evolve best practices and demonstrate your leadership. Our team produces a monthly Communities of Practice Newsletter that highlights our employee accomplishments and announces new initiatives. These communities live and thrive through the contributions and leadership of the whole team – not just one individual.

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    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time

    Pros

    Always busy with cutting edge technologies and new challenges everyday.
    Everyone in the company looks after one another. Within previous employers, everyone seemed to always looks after themselves. Not the case with Catapult, everyone supports everyone as one of our brand promises - 'We Bring the Whole Team'

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time. I couldn't think of a better place to work - from team members, leadership and culture.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time. Catapult is the most transparent company I have ever worked for - from mission and vision which to actual and forecast financials

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Catapult Systems Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Catapult Systems (San Antonio, TX).

    Interview

    One of the best interviews I have been fortunate to participate in. All seemed to generally care that they were getting the best person for the job by asking very probing situational questions in order to determine how I would react to real world challenges.

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Catapult Systems Awards & Accolades

  • 4th Place 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas (medium employer category), Best Companies Group and Texas Monthly, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, San Antonio Business Journal, 2016
  • Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award (United States), Microsoft Partner Network, 2016
  • Top 50 Partners for Inbound Marketing Excellence, Fifty and Five, 2016
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