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CGI Reviews in Arlington, VA

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Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good (in 146 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • Work starts only at Canada time that is by evening IST so hampers work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Less/zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellet company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Colleagues are largely friendly and helpful. Some program managers could be unhelpful as far as dealing with the clients go.

    Cons

    Company took a PR hit because of the ACA website fiasco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for employees who are working for Government clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    CGI Is A Dysfunctional, Blended Family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a very stable company. With so many markets and regions under its divisions, CGI can provide the option of transfers in your immediate area or around the country. For those with varied IT interests, you have many options here.

    Also, CGI provides the benefits that employees who've worked in the professional corporate environment are used to: health care, life crisis solutions (free counseling, adoption support) and internal professional mentoring (if you're not on one of the contracts).

    Cons

    CGI has doubled in size since it acquired my former company 4 years ago through subsequent mergers.

    If you work on a contract in the federal side of the business, you will feel like a stepchild. I work on one of the most high-profile defense projects and we've had 4 Program Managers i just over 2 years. Only one stayed close to a year. But the turnover is seen throughout our office. There is zero harmony or morale among our ranks. And ideas to revitalize our respective departments are often overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in leadership! Bring people who are motivated to drive the passion of the business. There's no camaraderie, and therefore no collective incentive to persevere.

    Turnover at the top is one of the most counteractive forces in the work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for New College Grads but gets stale after a while

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant Business Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in short amount of time
    Work on Client Site DC Area
    Project delivery and SDLC insight
    Team Oriented
    Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Cliques within Project
    Learn on your own
    No Structured training for new hires
    Lousy Raises
    Office Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new hires with on boarding better and have transparency in career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall a good company -but not the right fit for everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great teammates. Provided with the opportunity to gain a lot of responsibility. Training was encouraged.

    Cons

    Assessment process is too subjective and disorganized. Found it difficult to move between projects. Difficult to get promoted - no standard criteria to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to feel more cohesive - it felt very disjointed and each project operated differently based on the project manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    learn a lot but no incentive to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    young, learn alot and a good amount of vacation days. The enironment is fun and crossfunctional. There are also options to move across projects easily.

    Cons

    not much compensation and hard to move up. Managers don't listen to training requests and don't mind piling on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees more. have more reviews and make sure to progress employees careers by teaching them and having one on one time with them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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