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Austin, TX (US)
201 to 500 employees
1993
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Slalom, Hitachi Consulting, Avanade
High performing team members. A stable and profitable company. And a great place to work! This is what you can expect if you join the Catapult Systems team! Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Catapult – a Chinasoft Int’l (CSI) company ... Read more

Mission: To be the most recognized and sought after Microsoft partner for both customers and employees in the markets we serve.

Catapult Systems Reviews

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Catapult Systems Chief Executive Officer David Fuess
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    I worked at Catapult Systems full-time (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 with very small clients. Nothing wrong with that, but I worked with these type of clients on an individual basis prior to joining up - it's a shame that such talented personnel often get assigned to customers who often are disengaged (and sometimes abusive). Management didn't seem interested in this sort of feedback, while at the same time highly encouraging staff to rate Catapult as a "best place to work" with Texas Monthly.

    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, not truly growing.

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Catapult Systems Interviews

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    Associate Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Catapult Systems (Austin, TX (US)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    They told me there would be 5 interview rounds in total. Two HR rounds, two technical rounds and an on-site one.

    The first one was pretty short compared to the other ones, around 30 minutes long from what I remember. It was about getting to know me and the chance to ask any (non-technical) questions about Catapult. The second one was really long (~1 hour) and it was soooo many different HR questions. The third one was great (~45 mins)! It was mainly a technical skills interview testing my knowledge of computer science concepts and how I applied them in projects that I listed in my resume. I also was asked to explain stuff about my projects with technical terms to see if I really understood what I was talking about. The 4th interview was also around 45 minutes and it was more of programming questions. I wasn't completely prepared for this one since I thought it was going to be similar to the previous one and it wasn't mentioned to me what it was going to be testing exactly. There was a simple technical question that caught me off guard, that to be fair, I did not answer to the best of my capabilities. I feel that this was what cost me my chance for a final interview.

    I have not heard back since the 4th interview and it has been more than a month now. Since it has been more than a month (they usually got back to me fairly quickly) and they have posted the job position again, I am assuming I didn't pass the 4th interview. All of my interviewers were so polite and friendly and I enjoyed every interview with them very much. However, I am very disappointed that after so much effort in an almost MONTH long interview process, they didn't even have the courtesy to at least send me a rejection email. I was extremely excited for the chance to work at Catapult but for a company that supposedly prides itself on caring for its employees, they sure don't seem to care about their job candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • -Typical behavioral questions such as "what would you do in ____ situation?"
      -Why do you want to work here?
      -In depth stuff about resume
      -Programming questions
      -Know technical concepts really well, especially about stuff you have been involved in and your favorite programming language
      There was sooooo much more, too much to remember everything. It is a very lengthy process.   Answer Question
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Catapult Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Worldwide Partner of the Year - Systems Management, Microsoft, 2012
  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas(Medium-Sized Companies), Texas Monthly Magazine, 2014
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