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Catapult Systems Consultant Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Catapult Systems CEO David Fuess
David Fuess
34 Ratings
  1. "Nowhere to go but up?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small company, ample opportunity to have one-on-one interactions with management. Friendly employees and counterparts.

    Cons

    Having been with Catapult for several years, I noticed a few things - Catapult Austin is the nexus for this company, much as Redmond is for Microsoft. If you don't happen to belong to that office, you don't experience the company in the same manner. From camaraderie to benefits, the focus was still on Austin, even when out-performed by other offices. In the other markets, a lot of the consulting work tended to work...

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    Advice to Management

    During my tenure, I saw talent grow, develop, then leave - while this happens in all companies, the sheer volume of high-end talent leaving was quite alarming. Aside from a few stalwart people who continue with the company regardless, ask (and then truly listen - a real problem from mid-management levels) how you might better engage and more importantly retain talent. My time there, I felt like I was in a holding pattern,...

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    Catapult Systems2019-06-17
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not for everyone, perfect for me"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, good pay, incredibly strong team mentality, managers allow autonomy without letting things go off the rails. Frequent and well-planned team building activities and events, and a culture that's cool enough to not feel corporate, but not so hipster-y that we all need mustache wax and scarves... ;)

    Cons

    At times you're going to feel like you're alone against a client or a situation, and if you don't force yourself to reach out for help you will be. Oh, and the 401k match is a joke. I guess there has to be one hard negative!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, shoot high, and encourage us to follow. Oh, and keep Catapult fun... there's no sense in making money hand-over-fist if you're doing it by selling your soul, and our soul is fun!

    Catapult Systems2018-11-19
  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits

    Cons

    I have None worth mentioning here

    Catapult Systems2018-09-26
  4. "Good company to work at."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Catapult tends to allow you a certain amount of freedom so that you can manage your work.

    Cons

    If you are new there tends to be a lot of micro-management and reporting that would be required.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate business model. Changes from the last 3 years are having a negative affect on client retention. Client retention will be a greatly needed component of the business model in the future.

    Catapult Systems2018-01-12

    Catapult Systems Response

    January 29, 2018Culture and Communications Ambassador

    We appreciate the time that you took to give us this feedback. Thanks for helping give us a better view of our processes.

  5. "All signs are positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, fair pay, good people

    Cons

    Lacks processes, hard to get out of your wheelhouse and become something more if you're good at what you know.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate the focus on managing issues with clients before they get out of control. Keep doing that.

    Catapult Systems2017-10-31

    Catapult Systems Response

    November 13, 2017Culture and Communications Ambassador

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate the time you took to let us know your thoughts and ideas. We note your encouragement to keep facing small issues head on so that they don't grow into larger ones. Keep up the good work!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really good place to work if you're up for consulting"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Each business unit has its own culture and some autonomy. So if there are things you want to change or negotiate, the local GM can make that happen. * Very strong focus on Cloud and delivering business value, good vision for the future. * Good career opportunities. I have advanced from Consultant, to Senior Consultant, to Senior Lead Consultant during my time at Catapult. On top of this I get recurring training...

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    Cons

    * If you're having problems you have to reach out and get help. Don't expect to get anything for free, but also expect to get help when asked for. * Project Management culture has a long way to go. Some business units have very engaged PMs working with the consultants, while other business units have consultants that feels like "I don't need a PM" and that causes project delivery issues. * As with any consulting...

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    Advice to Management

    * Assign Project Managers their real title. Don't call PMs "Senior Consultant" since that is just not true and confuses customers. * Incorporate lessons learned into delivery work. We're making the same mistake over and over again cross business units. * When a consultant is getting a new title or position, be clear about expectations in what tasks that has been added to the workload, and how many hours that is...

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    Catapult Systems2017-04-26
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Narcissistic"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some additional benefits such as identity protection, pet insurance, 401(k) match Wages are reasonably level with local economy

    Cons

    Constantly hype and preach unique culture but this desperate narcissistic corporation is just more of the same typical office politics, back-stabbing and snake in the grass mentality with everyone having their own agendas. Same BS, different corp. You can expect to be ignored unless you are in the beautiful people circle with bleached white teeth and metrosexual hair. You can look forward to gender discrimination, sexism...

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    Advice to Management

    Narcissistic types don't want to hear advice. Back in the day, prior to the founder's exit, there actually was a unique culture that embraced and valued employees. Those days ceased immediately with the founder leaving.

    Catapult Systems2017-05-01

    Catapult Systems Response

    May 9, 2017VP - Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the candid feedback. It is very concerning that you may have experienced discrimination, sexism and/or racism at Catapult or a client site, so I would appreciate a follow-up conversation regarding those experiences. Any type of discrimination is unacceptable. You ...

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  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Catapult is a good place to work. The projects are interesting, management treats everyone with respect and I get to work a flexible schedule. If I work hard, my efforts are recognized by multiple people in the organization. The organization has a friendly culture. It is easy to reach out to people in different cities and get advice. In addition, if I want to talk to people on the Executive team, I can just email...

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    Cons

    It would be nice to have more 401K match. Good training programs, but could use some more strategic thinking on how to get more people engaged with the programs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the roles that people are filling suit their strengths, don't try "to put a square peg in a round hole". It's a small company which makes it easier for people to leverage their individual strengths in multiple ways, find a way to better foster that.

    Catapult Systems2017-02-17
  9. "A great company to call home. No need to job hop if you come to Catapult."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is the best I've experience in over 15 years in IT. C level employees take time to know your name, and genuinely seem interested. Salary is competitive, and if you work hard, your raises are great. Open door policy makes it easy to keep water cooler talk to a minimum, allowing for more focus on work. Very collaborative environment. Ego's are kept to a minimum. Great people to work with, and be friends...

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    Cons

    Bonus structure needs to be evaluated. Pennies on the dollar, just don't hold much incentive. Preferred the renewal bonus of past.

    Advice to Management

    Remember constant growth is not sustainable. The key is sustainability over time. There will always be peaks and valleys. People before profits, and the profits will come. Great job otherwise! Keep up the forward looking thinking.

    Catapult Systems2016-12-12
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Good people are 'disappeared'"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catapult Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salaries are average Benefit packages are average and 401k has employer match Some degree of self-management is possible Certifications are possible if you can get off customer project but getting off a customer project is difficult.

    Cons

    Unless you are a corporate employee, you are on-site with customers. As a consultant on-site you don't get to enjoy the niceties that the corporate office enjoys. You read corporate emails about the chair massages, beer closet, bingo, and wonder "how do these people have all this time on their hands!?" There are meetings that are held where delivery managers talk around a table, discussing consultants that they've...

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    Advice to Management

    There is an alarming turn-over rate here that really can't be swept under the rug. I was sad to see several very good people disappear over the last year. Those who aren't disappeared and are allowed to give their two weeks notice say that they are glad to be getting out of Catapult and had to leave to better their careers as there was no clear path for promotion. After meeting the milestones for each next consultant...

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    Catapult Systems2016-12-18

    Catapult Systems Response

    December 21, 2016VP - Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It gives us the opportunity to see where we can make changes – one of those areas being performance reviews, as you mentioned. Terminating employees for performance is never an easy decision and not one we take lightly, but ...

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