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Catalyst Online Overview

Boston, MA (US)
51 to 200 employees
1998
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

iProspect, 360i, iCrossing

Catalyst, a pioneer in search engine marketing since 1998, is renowned for developing strategic digital marketing solutions for Fortune 500 brands. The firm is the search agency of record for many of the world’s top companies. Headquartered in Boston with offices in ... Read more

Mission: Catalyst, a pioneer in search engine marketing since 1998, is renowned for developing strategic digital marketing solutions for Fortune 500 brands. The firm is the search agency of record for many of the world’s top companies. Headquartered in Boston with offices in ... Read more

Catalyst Online Reviews

  • "A company that doesn't respect their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Online full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is good. the company literally has zero leadership and no oversight so it's easy to get away with doing nothing and working minimal hours

    Cons

    -salaries are way below industry averages - entry level salary is minimum wage.
    - leadership: katelyn and kalin do nothing and reap all the benefits. highest paid employees and they literally do nothing
    -michael neale is just as bad. totally out of touch with people, relationships, communication, and most importantly digital marketing. clueless.

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees, evaluate your weaknesses, clean house, start over.

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Catalyst Online Photos

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Catalyst Online photo of: Catalyst team at training session with Bing
Catalyst Online photo of: Catalyst team at training session with Bing
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Catalyst Online Interviews

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    Paid Search Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Catalyst Online (New York, NY (US)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I had an employee referral, formal process didn't start until right before graduation. The first steps included a brief phone interview about my background. About a week before my graduation, I was setup for an interview. Interviewed at the GroupM office. I was met with different teams from different sister agencies. The whole interview was supposed to take 1.5 hours but they added two more people so it ended up being 2 hours. Questions were pretty standard - they asked about my background and why I was interested in the company/media and discussed more about the role and accounts they worked on. Each interview was about 20-30 minutes long. I met with directors to associates mostly 1 on 1 but i did meet with two people for one of them. Very informal, i dressed in a full suit but some had jeans and even shorts on.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in media?   1 Answer
    • How knowledgeable are you in excel?   1 Answer
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Catalyst Online Awards & Accolades

  • Best Research Initiative by An Agency, Search Engine Land Awards, 2018
  • Shortlisted for Best SEO Contributor of the Year & Best Enterprise SEM Initiative for Lifestyle & Travel Brand, Search Engine Land Awards, 2018
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