At Katalyst Technologies Inc., 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 275 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.56. It was published on Jul 9, 2018. 13348 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
95%
 
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
95%
 
People care about each other here.
94%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked Katalyst Technologies Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Katalyst Technologies Inc. is a best in class software, technology services and solutions provider and we work seamlessly across multiple industries, geographies and technologies making us a trusted technology partner for servicing your enterprise. 

About this Company

Website: http://www.katalysttech.com/ Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Evanston, Illinois, 60201 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, 30022 US Employees: 375
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2011

Spring Team Dinner

Perks and Programs

We asked Katalyst Technologies Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Annual Summer Event: We have a summer picnic for all our associates and their family members. Employees participate in bowling competitions, cricket competitions enjoy pizza, flat bread, fruits, and desserts.
  • Quarterly Pot Luck Lunch: We consider Katalyst is a mini UN due the diversity of our work force from different parts of the globe. We have quarterly potluck lunches where associates bring food from that's common to their home country. On major holiday, employees bring in their native delicacies for the office to share
  • Diwali Gifts: Although not in the US, a large part of our work-force is based in India. Every Diwali - The festival of lights, we send boxes of traditional Indian sweets to all our Indian associates. Our management team signs each card personally which goes along with the box of sweets.
  • Thanksgiving Gift: Every thanksgiving we send a $20 Butterball gift card to our all associates to celebrate thanksgiving with their loved ones.
  • Annual Gifts: Every year we send out a special gift to all our associates to thank them for their hard work, commitment and efforts. Some of examples of the gifts we have given our TUMI checked bag locator, Alexa, TUMI carry-on bags, FitBits, ipod's, Amazon Echo Dots, Swiss Gear backpacks, Travel mugs,
  • Birthday Gift: Every associate is sent a goody bag for their birthday and a card signed by the management team.
  • Monday Lunches: We provide Monday lunch to all our HQ associates. The process is democratic and assign one associate to pick his/her restaurant of choice to order lunch for that week. WE try and order from local restaurants to support the local communities economy. We also get locally sourced organic fruits and vegetables for the week that are available to our associates throughout the week. The smoothie machines in our office kitchens are available in case someone would like a healthier option.
  • Fitness Benefit: We encourage our associates to be active and offer to Yoga Lessons every Friday and offer them $100 towards their fitness regiment.
  • Professional Development: We invest significant resources in Professional Development of Key associates. We pay for their membership dues at various organization (Executive Club of Chicago). We also encourage our key associates to sign for Mentor/Mentee program at these organizations. These programs enable our associates to learn from other industry and subject matter experts.
  • Community Outreach: As a global company we partner with few non-profit organizations (CASA, Year Up, Door Step Schools) to encourage our associates to volunteer their time and contribute towards society. We also have our associate participate in local events (Race Against Hate) as part of our community outreach. We have also partnered with Launch U - a local non-profit that helps underprivileged high school students who are looking to get a college education and with Culinary Care - that supports and provides fresh meals to cancer patients. We are also a corporate sponsor for Ravinia which provides opportunities for low income kids to enjoy music at the Ravinia festival in Chicago.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$115,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Computer Programmers $108,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Programmer Analyst
1% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 15% of salary52% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for all employees)
40% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for All employees) 40% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Heloisa's Baby shower at work

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
18 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (15% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Yoga lessons on Fridays Monday lunch by the company Fresh Fruits, Snacks, Drinks 24x7 on-site ping pong table facility parking benefits for salaried associates Complementary Concert tickets at summer musical festival (Ravinia) Opportunity to use company suites to entertain clients and associates for Chicago based teams (Bears, Hawks, Bulls))

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 207 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)$1,000 Adoption benefit
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $50,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$5,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • COO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Employees reentering the workforce
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Annual Christmas Dinner

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Cool Beans Squad at Culinary Care's Cook-Off

How to Get Hired

We asked Katalyst Technologies Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Katalyst is a fast growing company and we have grown 20 % CARG. Our criteria for hiring associates are Integrity, Energy, Intellect and the willingness to learn and adaptability. We look for individuals who meet these criteria. We want individuals who are driven to succeed, have the intellectual curiosity to solve complex and difficult problems for our customers and have the integrity to do the right thing for our clients.   

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Being a multi-cultural environment, we are constantly looking for individuals who are open to being a part of a robust and a fast-paced environment For graduates, we look at people who were part of different communities like sports art and music while with experienced hires apart from their previous experience, we look for the ability to take risks  and getting out of their comforot zone while still adhering to processes and are hungry to add value to their profile.  Willingness to get out of their comfort zone Team player  Handled Challenges and have the technical expertise to solve a problem.  Rich cultural experience and background that shows they have managed not  Handled challenges and risks. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We looking to hire, people in the technology space, compliance and regulatory, business development associates and a few administrative partners

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our website at www.katalysttech.com to get a feel for the company and the culture we have here. Network and connect with our associates on LinkedIn. 

hiring Outlook

40 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 16% Job Growth
3 Average applicants per opening 150 Total job applicants
2% New hires by employee referrals 5% Openings filled by current employees
6 Recent graduates hired 2% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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