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Catapult Systems Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • There is also a genuine push for work/life balance (in 19 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. "Great team that encourages personal growth!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRM Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - CRM Developer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of professionals that are all working towards achieving the same goal. Coworkers' motivation is contagious, encouraging everyone to achieve more.

    Cons

    Management seems to still be working through issues of knowing how to make the product work for them, work better. Ownership change really threw things off here.

    Advice to Management

    Finding and being able to strike the balance between adapting to the new and keeping the best features of the old is crucial.


  2. "Great team, market leader, and a great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Catapult's main strength is its people. Really smart people working together to solve customer issues. Leaders with great vision and strong connection to employee. Catapult also has great relationship with Microsoft.

    Cons

    Still working though the big ownership change, and figuring out how to take advantage of the large platform. Once management figures out this puzzle without losing the original values that Catapult was founded on - they will have winning formula for greater heights.

    Advice to Management

    Employee compensation can use a bit of refresh.


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good work/life balance, strong leadership.

    Cons

    None, they seem to have worked all of those out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what youre doing.


  4. "Great company with an awesome culture"

    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

    Pros

    I'm a senior lead consultant with 5 years experience at Catapult and have met some of the best people in my career while working here. Catapult has built a culture based on trust and teamwork and the projects we do are challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Management Does Not Understand Current Market Trends"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, people are very friendly, general work atmosphere is great

    Cons

    Horrible SOW's that are not even possible to meet with given hours but yet expected
    Internal IT and management think that a 5 year old laptop is acceptable
    Marketing and sales HEAVILY relies on Microsoft deals/vouchers for gigs and is unable to obtain their own deals organically
    New management does not understand current consulting landscape, changes they wanted to implement have not been done fully and yet they announce new ones.

    Advice to Management

    Fully implement your plans before you attempt to implement anything new. The Cloud is not just some new FAD that will go away. Get a new internal IT team. Bring back Sam!


  6. Helpful (13)

    "Like any other consulting company"

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

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

    Pros

    Talented consultants. Well developed processes and guideline for consultants to follow. Work life balance is good. Local clients for each office

    Cons

    Don't fall for the any of the bragging they do about their company, you will be disappointed. Management has their own hidden agenda and works towards getting their own cut.
    Employee Bonus structure is a joke and don’t expect to get anything extraordinary. Marketing team is week and highly dependent on leads from Microsoft for new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the bonus structure. Change the marketing team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company that looks out for its employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager (Managing Consultant) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager (Managing Consultant) in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, friendly working environment, challenge employees for growth, executives truly listen to employees, empower employee with self management and daily routine, monthly meetings, quarterly fun events, high quality co-workers, easy to collaborate with other employees.

    Cons

    Low vacation policy. Client work might not be for everyone, Consultants need to manage sometimes several projects, these last two are not a reflection on the company but on the overall type of work and a person who is not familiar with consulting needs to understand this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and act upon employee suggestions and comments


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Limited Advancement"

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

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, very focused in the Microsoft Services space, great people, decent pay

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities for sales employees. Very focused on happiness of developers.


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture was fantastic. Great people and great attitudes.

    Cons

    Not sure if the culture will stay the same now that the company has been bought out by ChinaSoft

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Ditto to "immature, failing company" review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beer cart on Fridays, easy to maintain a work/life balance, awesome company parties, gained a lot of friends who feel the same way I do

    Cons

    Poor management. I second everything said by the "immature, failing company" review. Also disappointed that we were asked by our CEO and managers to give positive ratings on Best Places to Work every year instead of addressing how we really felt.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be managers.


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