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Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is the best I've experience in over 15 years in IT (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, and be friends with outside of the office (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Bonus structure for working additional hours is nice, but once you make more money in your career it's not really worth your time (in 5 reviews)

  • As a smaller company, some roles will be challenged to find a career path for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Start up feel at a stable company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The industry is changing quickly, and Catapult along with it. If you love a fast paced company who is values your thoughts, ideas and opinions, this is a great place. Yet Catapult has been around for over 20 years, so stable too. TONS of fun events and lots of focus on employee satisfaction. An all around great place to work.

    Cons

    As a smaller company, some roles will be challenged to find a career path for growth. But for most employees, there are plenty of opportunities.


  2. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great and smart people, ability to learn and grow, no politics and flat organization, managers really care about employees, always laughter in the hallways, great relationship with Microsoft.

    Cons

    Having offices in 7 different cities can be a challenge for consistency, but its also fun if you want to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and hire the best!


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great company....if you want to be micro-managed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good at finding permanent jobs, constant communication, pays well, etc., etc., etc.

    Cons

    Awesome at micro-managing. They "need to know" exactly what you are doing, even if it does not relate to the job itself. Very unprofessional and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking people what they are doing outside of work. That has absolutely NOTHING to do with the job or the position and it makes you look very unprofessional and obsessed.

    Catapult Systems Response

    Aug 23, 2016 – VP - Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate your feedback! While many Catapult employees do spend time together outside of normal business hours, we certainly appreciate that not everyone is interested in sharing what they do ... More


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  5. "Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, People, Executive Leadership, Product Development, Innovation, Stability, Professional Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Would like to see additional paid parental leave on top of sick days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! The one suggestion I would have is to review Parental Paid Leave policy to align more with other tech firms in Austin.


  6. "Thumbs Up!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult has a great family culture, reputation, strong desire to do what is right, competitive salary and bonus structure that encourages mutual success. Executive management team is top notch and genuinely cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Change is slow, but it does happen.

    Advice to Management

    Think BIG, act BIG, believe BIG, and the results will be BIG!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great family friendly workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing friendly management, family friendly

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, good for beginners to intermediate careers

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize talent and make an effort to keep them. Not make that effort when they decide to leave the company


  8. "Stable but Dynamic Consulting Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Catapult is an employee focused organization, with many activities planned for bonding and networking. There are lots of opportunities for consultants to get training in technical and soft skill areas. Innovative with Intellectual Property led unique offerings, such as Fuse and Launch. Which are priced right and wisely managed services offering, not just application development. Flat organization chart - consultants work with a different Delivery Manager for each project, so the team members you work with change with each engagement.

    Cons

    I am not a very social person, so the planned activities are less compelling. Although there a great many extremely talented consultants, often the qualifications for delivering a project is based on who is most available.

    Advice to Management

    Expand beyond the "Microsoft Consulting Company" reputation


  9. "Software Developer - 2 Years In"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere. Culture. Independence. I'm mostly on my own on a long term project for a large client and they don't micro manage me. There are plenty of fun events (I can only speak for the corporate hq in Austin) and opportunities to meet coworkers in various settings. The high level of talent has helped me learn an incredible amount in a short amount of time. There are plenty of bonus opportunities for consultants. If you can get some extra billable hours, it really pays off.

    Cons

    Pay and Benefits. The base pay isn't bad but it could be better. You could developer software for some big name company and get 10k-20k more a year. They do encourage good work with regular raises - at least over the 2 years I've been here. The benefits are on par with any smaller business - not much they can do about that aside from getting 20 times bigger. They more than make up for the pay and benefits with culture and professionalism.


  10. "Dynamic, Responsive, Entrepreneurial, Stable Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Catapult has an excellent culture, with very little stratification and no internal politics.

    Catapult also really cares about its people and this comes through in its by-and-large local delivery model, outstanding professional development program, regular social events, the annual "Catapult Kids Day," and the openness with which Management regularly shares information with all employees.

    The company does a good job of anticipating, recognizing and mitigating business threats.

    It also has a legacy of being extremely loyal to its workforce--providing outstanding work/life balance, a strong benefits package and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Catapult is undertaking a significant business model evolution brought about by the shift from product-oriented systems upgrade cycles and system integrations to cloud / consumption-based technology services. This is requiring a good deal of energy, focus and financial investment.

    As a small and dynamic organization, Catapult has not historically placed heavy emphasis on process maturity. This can really be both good (in terms of rapid responsiveness to changing business conditions) and bad (in terms of unnecessary wheel-reinvention and occasional collaboration challenges).

    Advice to Management

    In terms of the business, keep doing what you are doing, but do it faster. Regarding employees, increase focus on long-term career planning and enablement.


  11. "Proud...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catapult was just named the Microsoft US Partner of the Year! It's great being a part of it and look forward to the ride ahead. Go team!

    Cons

    The yearly performance review process was getting a little bit outdated but i'm glad to see that we are going with a more modern approach moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Remain transparent as its refreshing to work for a company that treats its employees as adults and assets and isn't afraid to share information freely, including detailed financials.



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