Catapult
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As Catapult is a job app it really depends on the employer but I had very good experiences with all of the jobs I did. I accepted some jobs that were far from my house, but yet it was my decision. I had or have good experience working for Catapult.
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Competitive

Since the market is very saturated with number of agents, it's sometimes difficult to get a job or a gig. A lot of jobs are far from London, and sometimes pay very little.

Pros

Flexibility.

Cons

Not as many jobs available due to number of people enrolled.
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Fast-paced, can be stressful

Depending on the venue you work at and what your job role is, it can be a lot, but overall it is good. Management, breaks etc are all different depending on what venue you work at.
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Good

Good agency and good pay. however they didn't have a lot of Shift recently. Hopefully, more work will come in next few week as the festive period is approaching.
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Fun company to work for.

Catapult is a temporary placement service that offers roles within the retail and hospitality industries. It is a friendly and efficient company to work with and I would recommend them to anybody looking for this kind of work.
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Management were not helpful and wouldn't understand the difficulty in finding the place. overall hospitality is hard but the pay in here is definatly worth I t
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Very flexible

It's agency work, you get what you asked for. Good pay, very flexible, good for students. However sometimes its hard to get shifts, best shifts are during christmas time as you can get double pay
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flexible

The experience was very beneficial, it allowed me to work and learn at the same time. It was fun interacting with new faces and helping out customers with there questions. Managers were understanding, professional and helpful to everyone and made me feel like a valued worker. I didn't see any task as difficult because there was a lot of patience whilst carefully teaching me what to do and how to do it. I learned the importance of the customer and teamwork in the workplace is key to have good communication.
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okay

the pay is great but the organisation is terrible. was left sitting outside in 31 degrees to burn because they over booked. not enough work is being offered too.
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A very interesting working environment.

I worked as a waiter and bar-back in hotels such as Radison Blu, Travelodge, Intercontinental hotel and many more. I also worked in events as a general staff.
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They don't provide a lot of choice

NOt a lot of choice is provided with shifts and they're not available majority of times. Tried to bring this up with the management but the issue has not been resolved.
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good student work

good work for students fast paced a variety of rolls meet new people exercise while working choose your own hours work last minute or months in advance

Pros

money

Cons

labour
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Great for a part time seeker

Catapult was absolutely great in my time with them. There were always job offers on the platform, and you could definitely make some pocket money in your spare time. The brands that they place you with usually treat employees with respect, so the whole experience is quite good.

Pros

Flexible

Cons

No stability
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Busy periods guarantee good pay

I have been working with Catapult for almost two years and I can say it is by far the best App agency to work for in terms of accessibility and convenience, the App is very easy to use and any problems you can easily contact a member of staff for guidance. The job roles are decent and you can be recommended to many places if you do a good job, allowing you to possibly get more work. The hardest part can definitely be finding work at quiet times, as you can go weeks without any job offers and randomly coming across one job, there is a slight chance it can get canceled if the venue is overbooked, which can be frustrating. The pay is just above average, but there definitely roles which offer higher pay. The most enjoyable part of the job is trying different jobs and meeting lots of people.

Pros

Various Job roles

Cons

Very difficult to find work during quiet periods.
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Great idea but not managed well

Catapult is a brilliant idea, especially for students like myself. However I feel its all very informal. The meeting I had before my account was verified seemed very unorganised, which didn't fill me with confidence. I worked for Clarks on a number of occasions, which was great pay and more than I would get if I was an employee, however because you're not trained and not taught things by management because you're only there for a handful of hours you can feel like a bit of a spare part. Timings for shifts don't coincide with studies and the timings cannot be altered so shifts go unworked.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Awkward shift timings, Informal, Lack of shifts after xmas period
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Diverse and inclusive company

A variety of roles where you can meet really nice people and take part in a great adventure as we are sent every day to a different place. Overall is a very exciting company to work with.
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Fun Workplace

My overall review of Catapult was that the pay was good; I also knew a lot of people and my friends also worked there so it would be fun to work there

Pros

Having good breaks

Cons

Long hours
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Great flexible work for students

I've worked loads of shifts with Catapult all over London in both hospitality and retail. Most of their shifts pay well above £9 per hour which is better than most other apps. Every time I contact the support team they are always really helpful and seems like they care. Can only recommend it!

Pros

High pay and loads of different shifts

Cons

You don't always get all the shifts you apply for
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nice agency

Flexible shifts and different roles. I am able to fit my life around work, I meet new people and learn new skills. The roles are straight forward with nice benefits.
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Treat staff horribly

minutes ago I worked 20+ shifts with catapult, turned up to work on time evrey single time did my job correctly and still was treated so badly, the agency only care about the employer and forget that it is the STAFF that make the business work. DO NOT USE THIS AGENCY. - USE SYFT Catapult is the worst agency I have ever worked for, they treat staff horrendously. They do not care about staff who work for them- the only thing they care about is money. I have had nothing but issues with working with them, I’d strongly suggest working with Syft or Adia

Pros

Flexible shifts

Cons

Poor treatment of staff, staff opinion not valued
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Its really a fun workplace and the Managers are very friendly and warm.

A typical day is having a good team, good communication during service and flexibility amongst each other. I learnt that with a good team one is able to work effectively and will be able to bring out most their skills to the table. Management is very good respectable and very good on the social media to questions amongst staff members. The workplace culture is respect one another and respect to each other with a lot of fun and most keep to the good standard of the uniform ettics. The hardest part of the job is the long hours but most times very encouraging depending on the type of event.

Pros

Free lunches and breakfast, cab available for early shifts.

Cons

Long hours and sometimes shifts cancellations.
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