CGI Group Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,310 Reviews

3.0
1,310 Reviews
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CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good (in 126 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Work starts only at Canada time that is by evening IST so hampers work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Less/zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible working hours and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have been with the company for more than 15 plus yrs. Started when we were AMS. CGI bought AMS so most people I worked with were from the AMS days. We carried the AMS culture with us. Friendly and helpful colleagues. Flexible working hours. Able to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Bad pay hike. Standard has been 3%. Insurance has been bad this year. No personal growth. Nobody cares what you want to do. It is where you are needed is where you get placed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company for Recent Graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Belton, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Belton, TX

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CGI is a good place to get your foot in the door in the IT industry, and gain much needed experience and exposure. Depending on the project you are placed on will be the real determining factor in your job satisfaction. I love my team and almost everyone in my office. The management has an open door policy and are fully welcoming of questions and concerns.

    Cons

    Project placement, you really don't have a say, and it can be good or bad. Always try to negotiate a higher starting salary, add +$5k more to your original number. Little direction and communication from management of new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your members updated on future projects and allow them more options when available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Too Many senior people in the team.

    Cons

    Too Many senior people in the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    CGI Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Team dynamics are great and flexible hours

    Cons

    Salary is not commensurate to the market. There was not a clear structure or guideline on how your performance tied with your pay. Not enough transparency in how annual pay raises were calculated. Very little to no training provided to invest in employees career progression.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Getting the Right Project to work on is Key

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and WFH (as long as you have the right project). Great people in suburban location close to home.

    Cons

    You can get rolled off a project at any time. The company will only give you 2 weeks to find another project. If you cannot find one - then you are sent packing. There are certain people who have been on projects for 9 years and others are never given a chance because the management keeps rolling them off and on projects.

    Other cons include training - CGI is not good about certification for it's current workforce - so don't expect any decent training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all benefits are offered across the board. Stop rolling the same people off of projects all the time and give them a chance to succeed.

    There are too many Directors - there are Directors who have no reports - sometimes the company seems a little top heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits, but management really doesn't know the employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are on par or better than most companies. Being able to roll a prior company 401(k) plan into CGI Federal's was a big plus for me. Super large company, so plenty of room for advancement or change, especially if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Managers speak leadership, but rarely exhibit it. Communication is disjointed and usually only from the top down. Internal sites require multiple log ins, which make it tedious to do routine tasks or complete annual training requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk in addition to talking the talk on leadership. Communicate openly with employees about current and planned operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Life at CGI

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good life and work balance. In-house leadership is very laid back. Promotions for non-exempt is better than other companies if one works hard.

    Cons

    Non exempt are pushed to the limit thus introducing high turn-over. Insurance offered is not the best for company this large. Communication is somewhat vague or lack of for exempt folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with mid-level exempt staff of upcoming changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dysfunctional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and Profit Sharing, location, great pay

    Cons

    Can not win government contracts!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plan on Working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salary, if you get it coming thru the door otherwise you will never get it unless you attempt to quit.

    Cons

    They take on more projects/contracts than they have people for and ride all those left to try and cover the load. This forces people to take on more than they should and the work/life balance suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people you have and then they won't walk. Then you might have enough people support projects/contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid back enviornment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is descent, benefits medium, good life and work balance allowance.

    Cons

    Many team members are overworked and underpaid. Work assignments change frequently for hourly team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to team members feedback, good/bad or indifferent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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