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Catapult Marketing Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Interesting work, good work life balance (most of the time) (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits for a company of this size (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • animosity between offices, lack of resources (in 2 reviews)

  • there are a ton of unknowns due to parent company's lack of vision (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "SVP"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, smart clients, interesting work

    Cons

    Marketing is a challenging space right now, particularly in the CPG space


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and learning opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding with a great opportunity for continued growth and access to mentors.

    Flexible PTO
    Company-wide updates to know/understand how the overall business is going
    Some 401K match

    Cons

    Have to be ready for a faster pace, clients changing their minds, directors changing their vision, etc. You have to be ready to flow with it and rework things often.

    Advice to Management

    Different teams operate differently, make sure one vision is aligned and everyone's work is well appreciated.

  3. "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Amazing group of people that have a passion for clients and the business. Used to have a great culture and Sr Management really tries hard to keep it -- they truly care

    Cons

    Purchased by Epsilon a few years back and it has been a struggle to get the right resources as a result we are not able to service our clients at the same level.

    Advice to Management

    Try to work together to come up with the right solutions for clients and the teams. Work hard to grow organic talent.


  4. "Excellent Company that values employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture varies by office, but overall a well managed company that values employees. Interesting work, good work life balance (most of the time). Minneapolis has a great office space. Good benefits for a company of this size.

    Cons

    Normal ad agency stuff: clients come and go and there is always some uncertainty, but leadership makes every attempt to find a home for everyone on a new account when one leaves.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't recommend working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Office perks
    Experience with CPG clients, not much else

    Cons

    Lack of vision and poor communication from leadership, disenchanting
    Lack of resources, accounts not appropriately staffed, complete disconnect between offices
    Pay is not competitive, merit increases have not been given out for a couple of years in a row


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult has an easy, collaborative workstyle. People are generally nice to work with

    Cons

    Creative solutions tends to be very tactical then thinking big idea

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the middle level people who are the real workers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Growing Agency w. Usual Growth Pains"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Account in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great CEO
    - Staff is teaming with talented and energetic persons
    - Good camaraderie among staff (for the most part)
    - There's virtually nothing this agency won't do to keep a client happy
    - Good benefits
    - Welcomes digital visionaries

    Cons

    - Parent company Epsilon struggles to "get" the agency business
    - Management skills of department heads varies greatly
    - As a culture, reasonable and unreasonable client requests are treated the same
    - Can be blind to the impact a toxic client can have on the team and agency

  8. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Canaan, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Canaan, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Majority are good people
    Every is very outgoing and is willing to help even if it makes it a little harder for them

    Cons

    If you have a bad client, your job won't be fun
    The upper management is too afraid to push back on client asks at the sake of their own employees

    Advice to Management

    Promote those to upper management who have a proven track record of standing up for those within the inner agency


  9. "."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. The people are what really make the company. I've never worked at a place that was such a team player attitude. Everyone always comes together to produce awesome work for the clients.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the company on a reasonable timeline. This is because a lot of upper leadership has been there forever. So not necessarily a bad thing, but because of this it's a little harder to advance up the ladder.


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    sometimes requirements can be very corporate but overall limited cons


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