CGI Group Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 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.  

    My time at CGI has been a great experience. Colleagues and management are all great and helpful.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Work-Life is great. Depending on what project you're on there's flexibility in what time you come in and leave. As long as you're getting your work done you can definitely fly under the radar!

    Cons

    I can't say there are many cons working at CGI it has been a great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Happy but "Hire-and-fire" policy in effect

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Remote work, salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Management /supervisors have a 100% power to fire anyone in their team. Race is a factor here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on the work and not on "who is who on background!" That way, you don't lose your contracts like say the ACA's Healcth Exchange or Obamacare and the Dept of Commerce! Racist managers are well known but "overlooked" by your superiors. Company could be sued for "Overlooking!"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as one of the developers and enjoyed learning new technologies and getting opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior Management - very supportive. Interesting projects and great opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is less compared to the efforts put into almost any project. They get more work done with less pay and less people. However, if you are doing a really great job, they try to give you a reasonable offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management could have been better at making decisions ahead of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Diverse work environment. Flexible with the work from home program.

    Cons

    The large size of the company makes it hard to get noticed and is also hard to get approvals because of the organization structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to start at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at CGI, but I think it really depends on the team you get put on and if you're lucky to get a good manager, which could be said about any company really. My manager was great in giving me a variety of challenging tasks with the freedom to do them how I thought was best. I've heard that a lot of people will get assigned one type of task and get stuck there but that wasn't the case for me and so I was able to learn a lot about different things and decide what I wanted to focus on going forward. They definitely cared about where I wanted my career to go.

    Cons

    Pay is average. When you're coming right out of school it's a good amount of money until you realize other companies will pay you more to do similar (if not the same) thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CGI Federal is a great place to work and has a great feel of people that work with you.

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    Current Employee - IT Asset Management Administrator  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - IT Asset Management Administrator in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CGI Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is looking to help. Great experience as an Intern.

    Cons

    I haven't faced any big challenges yet, but if so I am ready for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work to life balance. Great flexibility depending on the project. CGI is really good for families with small children. Investors also love CGI. They have grown exponentially over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    Compensation is something that some people complain about but I am not sure if that is due people's desire to be paid more or if CGI's compensation is a little below the industry average. My guess is both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They treat you like a business owner which goes both ways

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Being treated like a business owner means you are in charge of your career, and can go any direction you want with it as long as you are willing and able.

    Cons

    Being treated like a business owner also means that there is a keen eye on the bottom line, so your stocks may go up but your total comp may vary depending on business needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This was a great experience

    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CGI Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    CGI has a great culture and environment

    Cons

    the commute from dc was one con

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, overall experience depends on project you land

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Share purchase plan, somewhat unlimited sick leave bank, work from home opportunities, performance based profit sharing

    Cons

    You could have a great experience and good work life balance if you land a good project. Otherwise, it'll feel like hell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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