CGI Group Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
22 Interview Reviews

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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Was contacted by HR department regarding my resume posted on a public website -- conversation led to discussing job description and then scheduling a follow up phone interview to discuss previous experience. Was then flown to project site to meet with 3 managers, 1 behavioral type of conversation and 2 interviews focusing on process and behavioral questions.

Interview Questions
  • Had not worked with offshore delivery teams -- stated so and chose to answer the question with a hypothetical list of pro's and con's.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Tough but was able to get +4k.
Accepted Offer

Other Interview Reviews for CGI Group

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CGI Group in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Three step of interviews: 1- Two or three phone interviews, 2 - Three people interviewed me in one day all separate from personal and behavioral to technical and client skills.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you resolve an issue with client's company head/ director or VP? I never had the chance nor had I imagined it to assist/ resolve an issue with company heads.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation! Fortunately, the offer was exciting enough for me to accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process was smooth.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at CGI Group in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is pretty rigorous and I had to go through 4 levels of interviews. Each of the interview was conducted by employees from different positions and levels and it gave an impression to the interviewee what type of company one can expect.

    The interviews were pretty informal and was more of a conversation format rather than typical interview questions that aren't really relevant to a position. The company culture and environment seemed very friendly and amenable to an employee.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected in the sense that the interviews were more conversational and it threw all the prep I had done out the window.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at CGI Group.

    Interview Details

    I was originally hired over six years ago so this may be outdated. Had a phone interview with recruiter, then one on one in person interview with three individuals one of whom is the hiring manager.

    I actually left the company and came back after a few months. Interview was managers from the teams I used to work with. It was a panel interview but ended up informal because I knew them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I actually rejected them at first when recruiter told me they probably won't pay what I asked for. I was going to stay with my current company at the time when they promised to bump my salary if I stayed. CGI then called back and offered me $2K more plus a $1K signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at CGI Group.

    Interview Details

    I had one phone interview with HR person and one face-to-face interview with hiring manager and technical lead. Questions were mostly related to my previous experience. Technical questions were not very difficult and were asked with intention to check whether I really know the stuff I wrote in my resume. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe major differences between Hibernate and MyBatis   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CGI Group.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through Linkedin by one of CGI's recruiters. We emailed back and forth and exchanged phone calls regarding questions that I had. Once all questions were answered, I decided to proceed with the process. I passed the phone screen with the manager for the project and went in for a face-to-face interview with the client. All went well and I received an offer. Everything was handled professionally and the total time it touch from initial contact to being hired was around a month.

    Negotiation Details
    I was given an initial offer, but replied it was too low. So my recruiter went back and gave them my minimum number. A day later my recruiter informed me that my minimum was authorized and signed off.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at CGI Group in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by email. Worked with recruiter to further define skill set/experience from resume found on job board. First phone interview was horrible; I followed up with the recruiter since I knew it was bad. The recruiter gave me feedback from the phone interview that I found funny and was shocked by the feedback. The recruiter was glad I followed up (do not give up) - the next phone interview for a different position was positive and I was scheduled the following week with a face-to-face interview. I was offered the job the next day at a higher pay than I had indicated and started 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Phone interviews are tough - the first interview I was asked about the difference in agile and waterfall methodology. The interviewer was impatient and was difficult to connect with.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No need to negotiate. I received more money than asked for and the vacation time I indicated I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at CGI Group.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews.
    1 face to face interview.
    Final phone interviews.
    Offer over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer canceled the interview twice.
      Another interviewer had a heavy accent, I did not understand what he was saying.
      Another interviewer was eager to establish his superiority rather than testing my skills.
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Before the interviews, the hiring manager agreed the salary I wanted. Two months later, the actual offer letter had a base salary 20% lower than I expected. I made the mistake by telling them that I was unemployed. Negotiated and was able to raise it 5%. So, my salary was 15% less than what we initially agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 months - interviewed at CGI Group.

    Interview Details

    Contacted the recruiter on LinkedIn. Was interviewed promptly and did not hear about the results for sometime... Later they called me and offered a job.

    The phone interview was very easy and they did not ask any technical question. Very simple and vague questions.
    Anyone could crack this interview.

    Even if someone had very little experience, you could keep on elaborating on the same topics and you would sound like a seasoned Pro.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions asked. Just asked that I had worked on in previous projects   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for higher salary than what you want... do not accept what they offer you.
    It looked like they did not have any technical expert to ask challenging questions.
    The interview was just for namesake.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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