CGI Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Great work culture

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good folks to work with. Management / Team members were helpful and made work not feel like work.
    Corporate environment balances work and personal life very well.
    Goals are reasonable and well thought out for optimum performance.
    Career growth was emphasized.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. Just regular nit-picking stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the balance between office and personal life of employees. This really helped me want to give 100% to my work.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at CGI

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free online training; Great Co-workers; Great work-life balance;

    Cons

    Less personal growth; Benefits are not great, especially medical.

    Advice to Management

    Address employee concerns or you will lose great employees

  3. Helpful (3)

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CGI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to meet great Project Managers and learn from them.

    Cons

    Must wait 1 year to be able to apply for a direct job. HR and CGI Management don't communicate with employees - they just care that you are billable. Company's benefits are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Please be a great service leader to the people who take care of your clients. Don't ignore employees' inquiries or brush them off.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    CGI is a wonderful place to work; they give you the freedom to try new things, but do not let you fail. The flexibility and trust is rewarding and hard to find elsewhere. I work with a talented team of motivated and engaged people. All things being equal, I could easily see myself spending the rest of my career with CGI.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low end for my field.

    Advice to Management

    Keep that stock price climbing!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Consultant

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good to work, good work culture, flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Contract can end and you have to search job again.

    Advice to Management

    Training, compensation should be reviewed properly.

  7. CGI Federal is an average contractor company with limited advancement opportunities. numerous perks & drawbacks.

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

    I worked at CGI full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers, gym, flextime (with supervisor approval), 88%+ of employees are shareholders

    Cons

    (this could be a pro): experiences and compensation schemes vary significantly between the federal practice's business units. high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    focus on employee retention. this isn't merely a cliche: high turnover can adversely affect client perception

  8. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism at it's best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Fairfax, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for CGI Federal for more than two year. They let you work from home two days a week. Nice location in fairfax close to mall and good eating places.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Foreign managers favor employees from their country. No work place ethics. No job secuirty

  9. Successful Canadian company that acquired a bunch of 'turkeys' from Amc. Mgmt. Sys. to qualify for U.S. Gov contracting.

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

    I worked at CGI full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent and conniving senior IT management is well connected to D.C. federal government bureaucrats and politicians. (ie., CGI senior VP Toni Townes is Princeton '85 classmate of First Lady Michelle Obama / CGI Group Pres. Geo. Shindler was Obama 2012 campaign donor after Health Care Website award) .

    CGI Federal's health-care is highly skilled at ballooning government projects with change orders for extensions, ceiling increases and fat margins on existing work without producing expected results and accomplished at deflecting repercussions.. (ie., Affordable Health Care Act website fiasco)

    Cons

    A body shop operation with a very large turnover problem -- especially among younger personnel who lack experience but are on the low end on the wage scale (cheap bodies). Management is known to lie, cheat and steal as required for business growth objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Canada!

  10. Great place to go for work-life balance

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

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great down-to-earth people to work with. Easy to be on a team. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not great if you're young and looking for fast mobility or challenges. It takes about a year to learn all you need to know for you role. After that, it's downhill from there. There's nothing new.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that improving morale is putting people in focus groups to come up with non-solutions. Do your job.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Lead in Fairfax, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting work, work life balance, a lot of opportunity and great people!

    Cons

    I have none to report.

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