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Logica Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
324 Reviews
3.2
324 Reviews
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Pros
  • Some good projects and clients to get on your CV and a good work life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Excellent work - life balance as Logica encourages to work from home (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a definite boys club in Senior Management (in 12 reviews)

  • review process is to make sure you don't get a high grade, as that would involve a pay rise (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad experience overall

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

    I worked at Logica full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When done properly (which wasn't too often wen I was there) you have the opportunity to work on different projects during your tenure there.

    Cons

    Very poor career development planning. Met several people who had been doing the same role for years and weren't able to move due to project commitment. HR very badly organised. When I joined several new starters and I were unassigned for up to 4 months. Whilst this was during the cgi takeover, it appeared to be part of the culture at logica.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor business direction and little or no innovation.

    Current Employee - Technical Architect in North Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in North Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great commercial and legal team. European architecture practices are fantastic.

    Cons

    Staff are a line item on a project/proposal cost sheet, nothing else.
    Inability to react to competition or manage risk
    Margin of 15% or they do nothing. Even on hardware when competition was doing 2-3% margin.
    Technical staff were not allowed training even to develop new business. I

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    top heavy company with no incentives for consultants

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Logica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance was reasonable

    Cons

    too many to name.Greedy management. Insecurity. No incentives, 4 years without a raise. When got one on 5th year it was peanuts. No growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the people who make money for you and not the ones who spend it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a Great British Company, which became an awful place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Logica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most frontline Logica/CGI technical/delivery staff will say that it was your immediate colleagues and the camaraderie that made Logica once a great place to work. This often led to a level of motivation and commitment that drove too many of Logica’s successes. However this was sadly rarely rewarded by a self-serving top heavy layer of management.

    Cons

    Don’t waste your time working here for too long if you have any technical ability: 1. You won’t be recognised or rewarded by their greedy bonus hungry 'blame cultured' project managers, who have often brown-nosed their way into said role because they weren’t capable enough to do real work; 2. There is a very ill thought out internal job market form of resource management, and most of the project work that CGI wins is quite poor, so you’ll often end up doing antiquated legacy work instead of what you were originally recruited for (i.e. Java/.Net etc.). 3. As in my case, I got fed up on my last project and left because I was forced to work away from home for long periods, worked hours that flaunted the European guidelines, and was refused overtime after originally being promised it (unfortunately not in writing by a very two-faced PM).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your front-line staff, as most of your good experienced staff have left the sinking ship a long time ago to actually get salaries in line with what we're worth in the market. You now have a load of clueless fresh graduates that have no experienced people to mentor them, and who are actually an embarrassment to put in front of the client.

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

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sallaries paid in time, good tools, nice properties. Pretty good spirit between empoyees. Some off time activities. Good food in cantine.

    Cons

    From time to time management doesn't have a clue what is going on. They give false promises or just don't know why things go the way they do. They don't take responsibility for they actions either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really should consider who is right person to be a new manager. It's not automatically the most senior engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dreadful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the technical staff are very good people: both in their technical ability and in their day to day personal relations.

    Cons

    Management with utter contempt for staff. A very unpleasant and nasty work culture. Lack of integrity. Terrible terms and conditions. No career progression. Christmas parties cancelled because of lack of money. Incredibly high turn over of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider other careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad working environment, worst projects ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Logica as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The working time is flexible and most of your colleagues are approachable.
    You can meet interesting people and practice your ability to deal with big variety of characters, to practice your ability to argument and support your opinion with arguments.
    The salary is better compared to what other companies can offer.

    Cons

    Almost no one speaks proper English. You will be thrown into the projects without any training at all and immediate demanding to support them and fix bugs within them. You will be promised by the HRs that you would be working as a developer on a new features as well as fixing existent features. However, you will be allowed only to support the applications.
    The applications are the worst ever written software in the world. You will be astonished by them as a technically educated person even if you would have just graduated from the University.
    You will not be given the permission to re-factor, to optimize the performance, to rewrite badly performing units.
    You will also not be given the opportunity to learn new technologies. The only permit you'll be given is to support the already "developed" application.
    No installation work, No configuration work, No experimental work based on new technologies. You will work with out-of-date technologies with the argument that this has been working for 10 years now and need not any optimization and any farther modification at all.
    You will be required to do a variety of tasks that have no relation to what you would have been hired for.
    Any time you have troubles with your working station or whatever, you will be required to hang on the phone line with the Support Desk guys and begging for resolutions and waiting for resolution like granting write privilege to a single directory for at least one month! (this is not a joke)
    You must ask the right question during the recruitment process and be prepared that they'll promise you the world, but be prepared - most of this would not be the reality.
    The only reason you would accept is the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to act as managers and not as some kind of royals whose only purpose is representative.
    You should serve as lobbies for the office and try to gain as many privileges on the projects as you can acquire.
    You should arrange some training for the employees and try to grant them all the tools they need to accomplish their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Horrid ,no future ,dead end jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None I am afraid all negatives

    Cons

    Cgi recently brought logica and they are laying off lot of employees and shipping all the work abroad to make profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All bunch of loosers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please stay out of this company in the netherlands

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Amstelveen (Netherlands)

    I worked at Logica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    amount of freedom when there's no assignment for you temporarily

    Cons

    Not so good benefit package
    no investment is made by company in terms of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find another job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Logica

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Gloucester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    poor communications / pay review scheme. little training oppertunities, no graduate scheme structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont just take advantage of grads as cheap labour, need more career development in line with competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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