CGI Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at CGI.

Interview Details

Its awesome. They focused mostly on previous projects and how confident you are.
first round was telephonic, pure technical. After that its lead, manegerail and sm.
I'm impressed by the way they way panel has conducted interview.

Thanks

Interview Questions
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Belton, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Belton, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at CGI in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got the initial on-campus interview through a university career fair. It was a informal and non-technical. A week later there was a set of three followup interviews on-site. One behavioral, one technical, and one about experience and qualifications that included one simple coding question. Each interview lasted about 30 minutes. The technical interview had three simple coding questions and a few general knowledge questions that were mostly about object-oriented programming.

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the behavioral questions were about times when I was in a certain situation and how I handled it. Those were harder for me than the coding questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at CGI in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had previously applied for this job listing, but put a salary range in closer to what I was currently earning. I did not receive a response. About 2-3 months later, I came across the posting again and applied for it again, this time entering a lower salary. I got the interview this time. You can never be sure, of course, with how candidates are selected, but I was suspicious that they were looking to fill at a relatively low cost.

    The HR person emailed me and set up a screening interview via phone with her. Typical stuff, though there was one of those awkward "company culture" type of questions - something to the effect of "What are your 3 most important things?". I asked for clarification, but she (half-heartedly) said they leave it open-ended on purpose. I think she thought it was pretty pointless, too.

    I was subsequently invited to interview with the development team. I was scheduled to speak with 4 people - group manager, project manager, technical manager, and team member. As it turned out, only the PM was in the office. The other 3 I spoke to via phone. This particular CGI team had many remote members, meaning I would be able to work from home (a good thing).

    I thought the interview went pretty well. The people seemed to like working for CGI. A recurrent theme they kept bringing up was the flexibility of the company - work location, hours, work-life balance, etc. The benefits were typical for a large company - I don't recall anything that stood out either way.

    As far as the job itself, it was clear that I was over-qualified for the position. I'm pretty certain this was their thinking, too. We never discussed salary, but I doubted that it would be in the range I was seeking.

    The HR person sent me an email the next week saying that they had actually decided to close the position for the time being. My guess is that it was kind of a "luxury" position - they could have used another set of hands on the project, but only if they could get someone competent at a bargain price.

    I responded by thanking the HR person for the time and if there was any constructive feedback from those that interviewed me. I never received a response, which I didn't think was terribly professional. I certainly wasn't expecting her to send me back a lengthy and thorough analysis, but even a minimal acknowledgement (a sentence or two) would have been more appropriate.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer kept hammering away on formal procedures/methodologies (CMMI, ISO 9000), kind of belaboring the point.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at CGI.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process. No such thing. They made me travel 400 kms and made me wait five hours. Then finally the HR came and told we'll break for lunch and resume after an hour. Horrible experience.

    I walked out because when I asked why is it taking so long, they told this is how we conduct interview. If you want, you can wait or you can leave.So I decided I don't want to work in a company who doesn't manage time properly or respect others' time.

    Thanks CGI for wasting my time.

    P.S I heard when it was Logica, things were better.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Darmstadt (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Darmstadt (Germany)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CGI.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a member of the Darmstadt (Germany) office who found me on LinkedIn. We had an interesting Email conversation where I also sent him my CV. After reviewing the CV he invited me for an on-site interview.

    The interview was not as technical as I expected. I was interviewed by 2 people who were both in management rather than senior developers. They asked a lot of standard questions like what were my strength and weaknesses, and asked details about my CV. They also wanted to know how my writing in English was, if I could write reports, if I was able to do presentations in-house as well as for clients, and if I was willing to travel to a customer if necessary. They also asked me for my salary expectations.

    After the interview I was given a coding question to solve at home within one week in Java. The question was an algorithmic question, similar to Google Code Jam.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation took place in a phone call. I found it quite tough, and in the end was told that they had to consult the committee. The last steps of the negotiation were done by email.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at CGI.

    Interview Details

    Very employees selection process. I had 4 interviews with people at different management positions.

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do when many people request your help at the same time and all the issues are urgent ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary. Training.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at CGI.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, 1:1 Interview , Skill Test, Backround check etc

    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at CGI in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was simple: their HR reached me by phone and appointed technical interview.
    Interview was by Skype, conference call and remote desktop all together.

    There were no introductions or greetings. They simply gave me the task and asked me to solve it. It took me longer than they have expected. Once I have told them I have finished the implementation of first part, they said, they have no time for the rest part of interview and bye bye.

    That is it.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 questions:

      1) Implement silverlight application which converts string "<color name>_<number>" (for example "red_1") to textbox properties:
      <color_name> - the color name of text
      <number> - if number % 2 == 0, set color A, otherwise set color B
      You have to use IValueConverter and data binding.

      2) write function which takes valid directory path as argument and prints out 10 biggest files in path's sub tree. Use recursive algorithm. <- i din't have enough time to finish it.

      It must work without crashes and must show comprehensive error messages.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at CGI.

    Interview Details

    It is not hard. 2 times interview, one is phone, one is face to face. Interview is professional

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at CGI in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. telephonic interview.
    2. Panel interview.
    3.1:1 interview.

    Cons: No specific policies followed while deciding the payroll. Project specific salary limitations.
    Pros: Flexible in tweaking variable pay package.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    lesser than expected salary.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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