CGI Communications Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Pros
  • It has always been a fun and competitive work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • It's a great place to work where the employees respect each other and help each other grow (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I read in another review that hard work is recognized (in 3 reviews)

  • The CEO of this company also owned a minor league football team while I worked there (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    High energy work event environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at CGI Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working at CGI is great, just like any place that is great to work at the primary reason is the people. The work can be demanding at times but if you work hard and put in a solid effort you definitely be rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of pressure to perform and it can be stressful at times. You have to look at the big picture though and understand what they're trying to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. In any busy you can get far working with hard workers and solid attitudes, almost always these individuals will be result in some of your best employees


  2. Great place to build a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at CGI Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I currently work at CGI Communications (for almost a year now) and would recommend this company to anyone looking for a reputable, innovative, and fun place to build your career. The opportunity for advancement is unlike any other company I've worked for- I started as a sales associate then became a sales executive, and now I am an account manager for the marketing department. The work environment is fun and high energy, and the leadership team (CEO, Vice Presidents, etc.) truly care about the company and employees. How many companies have a CEO who holds a weekly morning meeting? I've worked for companies for years and never seen the CEO in person. This is a great place to work if you're looking for more than just a job to get by.

    Cons

    This is not the place to just come in and collect a paycheck. Hard work is definitely recognized, but so is laziness!


  3. a great opportunity...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growth opportunities, great culture and work environment, accessibility to upper management, fun company events and activities, opportunity to gain experience in my desired field and move up quickly

    Cons

    if you're a lazy person or someone with a negative attitude, look elsewhere for employment

    Advice to Management

    CGI has continued to grow but still has the feel of a smaller, team oriented company. Since I've been here, CGI has opened up many new divisions and the employee base is growing rapidly...who wouldn't want to work in a growing organization?


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  5. Great Products, Great Growth Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked at CGI for about 5 years. They have provided me with all of the vertical and horizontal mobility you could ask for. If you are motivated and passionate, you will have all kinds of opportunities for success. It has always been a fun and competitive work environment. This is not just a great place for an entry level position, but a great place for a successful career.

    Cons

    A very young average age, which can be both a Pro and a Con.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. CGI has given me the necessary tools and knowledge to be a SUCCESSFUL sales person.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -You're given opportunity to make more money than any other job you could possibly have in your early 20s. -You are able to travel all over the country as a Sales Executive. -As a Sales Executive, you get to work with a Sales Associate who assists you in setting appointments and filling your calendar. -The company is growing by leaps and bounds, opening up opportunities for management and positions in other divisions.

    Cons

    -Dialing. -As a fast growing company, it does lack some organization within certain departments.


  7. Great for young grads and people looking for a exciting sales experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY

    I worked at CGI Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CGI provides a great energetic culture to learn and sharpen your sales skills. No matter where you work, its all about the people. CGI has a great staff and culture!

    Cons

    salary is not terrific. but as you become a Sales Executive, the potential is great!


  8. The opportunities are endless!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CGI has provided me with the tools to grow within my position and become a successful professional in a field that I love! My future lies with CGI Communications. I have seen this company grow from 70 employees to 200+ employees during the 6.5 years that I have worked at CGI. With our cutting edge technology and product ideas we will continue to grow. I am proud to be a part of the CGI family.

    Cons

    You will be pushed to work hard! Can you handle it?


  9. Helpful (1)

    Current employee that loves working here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth company with great opportunity! Highly motivated people that care about what they are doing and taking care of their clients. It's hard not to be excited about coming to work when you are doing great work.

    Cons

    Always an emphasis on current performance no matter what your past performance was.


  10. Great company with enormous growth opportunity for entry level professionals!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CGI is unlike most sales companies in that they train their sales people thoroughly and don't just leave them to fend for themselves. Management and peers care about the success of each individual and do everything they can and provide all of the necessary tools to succeed even at an entry level position. There is enormous opportunity for college grads and young professionals to grow into high level sales positions within a few months to a year of starting at the company. CGI is very loyal to their employees and allows anyone who is a hard worker to have the opportunity to do what they would like. We're expanding like crazy all over the country and continue to have happy clients renew their services year after year.

    Cons

    Starting salary is not the most attractive, but can easily double or triple within a year of being there if you work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Create more middle management positions to prevent losing quality people that don't want to sell.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Results-driven company where attitude and self-motivation are the catalysts for success. A focus on employee opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Results Driven; Cohesive Unit; Employee Opportunity is a focus of Management, Presidents and Vice-Presidents; Looked upon as a valued member of a team, not a number. Meetings every week are motivational, goals are well-planned and well-known, Looked upon by CEO as a colleague rather than an ancillary number in employment. Best sales training provided starting from basics; Production team is diligent and continually churns out great work.

    Cons

    Potential employees must be prepared to create and pursue goals and opportunities actively. Your path is not always clear-cut, some people look at this as a drawback, others embrace the atmosphere and challenge openly.

    Advice to Management

    More structured progression for employees looking for stepping stones to advancement.



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