CGI Group
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www.cgi.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

CGI Group Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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65% Approve of the CEO

CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach

Mike Roach

(26 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very dependent on project you are working on

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsOne project I worked on was very good with excellent people, great teamwork, and high morale even under extreme pressure. Everyone pulled together, good sharing of knowledge, and everyone worked hard to get the job done under extremely challenging conditions. Company worked hard to compensate for long hours by providing free lunches/dinners, and some extra compensation for long hours.

    ConsA second project was the exact reverse of the first project. Claimed that schedule was tight, but often times when someone completed a task the technical lead had no new task to give them. One of several signs of extreme disorganization. This caused low morale, and several people leaving within a short period of time. Seemed to be split by new members of the project versus people who had been on the project for quite some time. New members often were not tasked well, and were not given enough chance to understand the business functions. Technical lead bad-mouthed some new members to others on the project, which got back to new members making them feel unappreciated and not being given proper chance. Management seemed not to care about this as long as work was getting done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Help Desk Support (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsI was able to work from home.

    ConsThe turn over rate is bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think that mangement should hire / promote people from within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre - feel they miss the boat quite often

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    Prosgood place to start your career, reasonable pay

    Conslimited growth potential, poor reputation in the market

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sacrifices Pay for Flexibility

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsFlexibility, Working from home, Work-Life Balance, Good first and third job in a career.

    ConsRaises/bonuses are not great, Some people who work more and do better work are often paid the same as people who do less work and are lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay good workers more money if you want them to stay with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, not always available

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsVery intelligent coders, smart agile shop, good flex hours comp time benefits. Interesting projects when you get to work on them. Good flexibility to be reassigned to new projects.

    ConsWork from home days leave people unavailable lack of assigned work for new hires. Lack of direction on some projects it varies from project to project. Lack of meaningful job training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter specific job training for higher ups. Make more time for them to train new employees, especially coders.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Roller coaster ride....always on the edge of your seat.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsHigh visibility projects using cutting edge technology which push the envelope of their functionality.

    ConsCompany focuses too much on account management and not project management. Those who win the contract are not always the right people to run the project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand there is a big difference between account management and project management. Use experienced program/project managers to run the project and grow it organically...use account managers to run the business unit account and focus on new project business development. Use project lessons learned to benefit future projects. Value individual member contributions to the big picture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok - Typical federal government IT Shop

    Manager Consulting (Current Employee)
    Herndon, VA

    ProsSalary and ok benefits, Location, Steady job.

    ConsTypical Federal contracting job. Mediocre talent.. Too many managers... Lack of opportunities.. Brand affected by health exchange fiasco at Federal and State levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to grow business, focus on hiring the right tech talent. Having too many incompetent managers in charge of prestigious projects, and hiring incompetent people is not the way to be successful

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be better

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsNice people to work with especially college graduates, flexible hours and easy to take off.

    ConsThere are good opportunities to work on different client projects, however f you are trying to move up in the company, forget it. Promotions are only for management favorites and management themselves. The salary and annual increases are not competitive as they should be aligned with the industry. Poor execution of talent and projects and turn over rate is slowly rising

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone because they will not listen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work life balance

    Administrative Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood life/work balance. Good work atmosphere. Not a lot of turnover. Leadership has been with company for a long time. Good job stability

    ConsCan feel stifling, difficult to grow and get promoted. To be in leadership roles you need to have been with the company for at least 10 years. can feel very insular, with new ideas getting shot down. Compensation is lower than competitors

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify your management team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work for a while

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsAutonomy, work life balance, good colleagues

    ConsLong hours, pay little below average given hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease of base pay for performance.

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