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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Catapult Consultants full-time

    Pros

    PTO
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Health Benefits
    Employee Referral Bonus
    For a small company they have good benefits for individuals.

    Cons

    No advancement
    Salaries are mediocre

    No company parties, bonuses, engagements,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing Great Nothing Awful"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands-off management style. Proximity to DC, and more specifically the numerous federal agencies located in the area, should allow for continued business. Very relaxed and even-keeled environment. The company goes out of their way to notify you of internal opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    As is the case with federal contracting across the board, your experience is largely dependent upon the contract to which you are assigned. Work environment, hours, etc.. almost entirely depends on the project you're on, and the client you are dealing with.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that more efforts be made to bring the organization as a whole closer together. Company events & gatherings would allow for employees to better connect within the firm.

  3. "Good place to start, but not a lot of opportunities to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start out - able to work on business development while working on client delivery.

    Cons

    Smaller firm so there's less room to grow. If there is growth, it seems to take a while - a bit uncharacteristic for a consulting firm.


  4. "Fairly nice staff, few benefits, HR department varies"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Consultants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the staff are friendly and helpful, very responsive if you have questions or need assistance with something.

    Cons

    Benefits are not always available
    High turnover in HR staff makes dealing with HR sometimes difficult
    Not all the HR people are on the same page, one may say one thing, then another says something different. You can get a completely different view of the company depending on which one you need to deal with, as they all seem to have completely different personalities and agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Friendly, helpful HR staff are the secret to employee satisfaction and retention


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Small company with growing pains."

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    Former Employee - Consultant III in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant III in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible teams, when you don't find the answer you are looking for, it is most likely not been asked or created. Subsequently, you have the opportunity to create core business processes for the firm.

    Cons

    You have the opportunity to create core business processes that should have been in place. There was a divided leadership structure during my time at the firm .. even though there were only about 120 persons on staff at the time, the dysfunction caused by a few senior managers made the firm seem like it was more than 5,000 persons and a matrix of many, many layers, when in actuality there were at best 3 layers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your consultants and include customer feedback in your management metrics.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The client I work with is top notch, this is the primary reason I enjoy working for Catapult"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultatant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultatant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance can be achieved on most contracts

    Cons

    Inability of owner/CEO and senior management to build internal framework of company (HR, marketing, social media, communication networks, career paths, mentor programs) through rapid growth phases, which has lead to a high high turnover rate and general employee dissatisfaction within the company. Owner/CEO seems unwilling to spend money on aspects of the company that need to be built out due to rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons above


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growth, poor communication from management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The fast growth means lots of new and different project opportunities that are often available to many of the employees. If an employee works hard and is successful, they are rewarded with their choice of new project opportunities. In general the project managers I've had contact with have great management and people skills and they establish a positive rapport with the team. The COO is a hardworking, very smart guy that appreciates good employees and recognizes motivated employees that produce good, quality results.

    Cons

    Communication can be very poor and decisions on anything can be very slow from senior management. The back office support (accounting, contracts, HR, etc.) seem disorganized, unfriendly and unresponsive (especially the VP of Finance) to requests from employees. The entire organization of the company is a little unclear as there are several individuals with a great deal of responsibility (including the COO), but little public recognition of the hard work. The CEO seems to have no apparent responsibilty for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees more, become more approachable and improve communication in general. Make the senior management team accountable for their actions and don't reward poor performance just because you personally like someone.


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