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Great Culture & Flexible, A lot of Transition and Change with little Advancement
ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJuly 25, 2018
Catalina's people are smart, cordial, knowledgeable, and overall impressive. It's very sad to see the captain steering the ship to destruction. This company has so much potential, and is such a great place to work, but the business model is tired and dated. Innovation was needed years ago. Although they're making great strides to keep up, I'm not sure there will be much hope if they don't innovate quickly, and intelligently. The culture is almost untouchable, and the flexibility is wonderful, but the fear of getting let go or lack or career advancement makes that a moot point.
Pros
Culture, Social Events, Location, Cafeteria, Colleagues
Cons
Pay, Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Company Direction
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A good place
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJuly 25, 2018
Opportunity to work independently. Excellent coworkers, very experienced and capable. Management somewhat detached, but pleasant to work with. Many manual procedures and processes, little automation.
Pros
annual bonus
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job security has always been an issue
Designer Print / Digital (Current Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLJuly 9, 2018
No my job is being outsourced but they won't call it outsourcing to save face. Lets just be honest- it is a business decision and I understand but lets call it what it is.
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Catalina provided work/life balance.
Sr. Account Manager - Professional Services (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJune 22, 2018
Catalina had a well structured mentoring program for new hires, and immersion program to help you meet with success right out of the gate. Sr. management understood that life is not all about work and that employees have lives outside of the company. A happy employee is a productive employee.
Pros
Life/Work Balance, mentoring program
Cons
Mundane tasks
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Quality Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJune 15, 2018
Really loved working here. Great place to work. Great benefits. Miss working here. Did alot of quality analyst work. Got alot of exposure to other departments and people. Great outdoor place to walk and great facility's like a gym and cafeteria. 401 k was great and every boss I had at Catalina Marketing was great.
Pros
Cafeteria, great people and great bosses
Cons
Outsourcing
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Great company, compelling industry
IT Auditor (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJune 2, 2018
Not having spent much time there was cut when company went from public to private. I was in compliance and the first casualty.

Otherwise cool company and cool business model. Technology is bleeding edge.
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Great people, poor executive level leadership
Associate Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLMay 9, 2018
It's been a downward spiral since the newest CEO took over. Their plan is very transparent - cut jobs and replace them with overseas resources. Catalina lost its competitive edge years ago, and leadership was complicit with it happening. Avoid if you're able to.
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Excellent Staff
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAMay 3, 2018
I enjoyed working at Catalina Marketing. I felt that some of the work wasn't challenging enough but I enjoyed the organizational system that was in place when I left.
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Sinking Party Ship
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLApril 30, 2018
Everyone here is awesome, the culture and people are amazing, but leadership is disconnected and leading us into frightening waters. Our CEO is smart, they just need to connect with everyone and stick with a plan
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Great place to work, great people
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLApril 16, 2018
Work culture is very good. Lots of great people work there and many talented individuals. Beautiful park out back and onsite cafeteria and gym. One of the best places I ever worked.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
None
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Knowledge Seekers Domain
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLApril 10, 2018
If you want to learn everything there is to learn in the industry with Technology, Catalina Marketing is the place to go. I have learned a lot of different technologies such as: Load Balancers, Firewall Protection, Agile Environment Methodology, Performance Monitoring Tools, VOIP and Data Center Technologies. As long as you are an involved person that seeks knowledge, this is the place for you.
Pros
Learn a lot and have fun with an assorted number of teams.
Cons
Frequent Company Reorgs
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Lack of Stability/Horrible Management
Former Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 19, 2018
Lack of job security, stressful environment, lack of control from upper management. Will lay you off and make you feel like a criminal. Lacks corporate culture
Pros
Unlimited Paid Time off
Cons
Stressful; Bad communication, Lots of lay off's
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a lot of workplace uncertainty
IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLFebruary 17, 2018
challenging work environment. Difficult to know what's important to management at any given time, and priorities change rapidly. Very high turnover in some areas of the corporation--not a good sign at all.
Pros
on-site cafeteria
Cons
constantly changing job requirements
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Not a good place to work. Beware
Manger on Duty (Former Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLFebruary 7, 2018
Upper Management constantly contacts you after hours and expect you to answer the phone when your off. Managers have been hired that do not understand the technology they manage. This company consistently had meetings that did not make sense or helped with the project they were working on at the time. There were lot of "buzz words" being thrown around and stagnate projects. This company isn't going anywhere were fast. If you want to be underpaid and overworked, this may be the place for you. I've worked for Fortune 500 Companies and this one does not operate like one. Cursing at the workplace in unacceptable and discriminating against employees is bad business practice too.
Pros
None
Cons
Managers that don't understand the business
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Company with a lot of potential, hard to see it being wasted away
Management (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 3, 2018
Catalina's need of the hour is to recognize the core strength they have and build on it. Always whining about how much money you have to spend (which seriously is not that much for a company that has existed for so long) and not investing in key people and key areas is going to hurt you.

Also, even with the recent middle management changes and all the churn, not all the right people are in the right places - both in and out of Catalina. Stop hiring more and more VPs and hire actual workers. The company is like "Michelin man" with multiple layers of fat all around.
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great place to work
RETAIL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLFebruary 2, 2018
this was a great place to work and had a good group to work with. People here were nice and management was willing to help you with anything. Managers were personable
Pros
good benefits
Cons
very short breaks
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Wonderful, dynamic, smart and fun people
Group Director, Retail Brand Development (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJanuary 23, 2018
Difficult environment now with a lack of growth for a number of years and no well defined consistent growth/innovation strategy. Private Equity owned so they are sacrificing investment for the future for short term cash to pay off debt.
Pros
People
Cons
Senior leadership
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Management lacking focus on core business
IT Support (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLJanuary 3, 2018
Company seems to be in trouble direction wise...mass layoffs of people with business knowledge and using outsourced help as replacements. Management only appears to have 1-2 year vision...
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A lot of intelligent people - lots of changes in company strategy
SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLDecember 3, 2017
Catalina Marketing has many intelligent and friendly people. Many times groups collaborate well to accomplish goals. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and supportive.

During my time at Catalina, management changed strategy multiple times. Frequently, this resulted in layoffs and or changes in staff.

It seems like they chase one strategy after another and never give it time to take hold. The result is teams getting halfway through projects and not allowed to finish them before they are assigned to the "next big thing".

The business then has to do work-arounds while being forced to used a half-finished system.

Overall, my co-workers were the best part of the job. They also have an interesting business.
Pros
Relaxed atmosphere; supportive co-workers; good pay and benefits
Cons
Constantly changing priorities; half finished projects; sometimes lay-offs
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Great place to work
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 9, 2017
I enjoyed my time working here. I was sad to be laid off. It truly was a company that believed in their employees. They believed in work / life balance. I was very lucky to land a job here and will continue to try and get back in the door if something opens up.
Pros
Option to be able to work from home if needed
Cons
New management not agreeing with the company vision
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