CGI Group Reviews in Andover, MA

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
1,308 Reviews

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1,308 Reviews
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CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good (in 126 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Work starts only at Canada time that is by evening IST so hampers work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Less/zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, good first opportunity

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Andover, MA

    I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training good, management good, good growth, learned a lot, enjoyed my time there, it was a good first company to wok for.

    Cons

    Company is much smaller now, more offsite work, it's been a while since I was there, not sure I know much about it right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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

    just a number on their books.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Andover, MA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    never knowing when you will be terminated because they are not making their quarterly numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of focusing all the time on the profit, invest a little more in the members, treat them with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Andover, MA

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Has a strong quality assurance methodology.

    Cons

    Fight for your job every day against offshore labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't keep US citizens employed on your projects, get out of the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Friendly lower level employees. Some people actually really care about their work.

    Cons

    bad management and VERY political. You need to kiss ass in order to climb the corporate ladder. There is absolutely no room for advancement what-so-ever. Some employees are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring so much about bonuses and start caring about how the business runs. The employees are the backbone to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    2 out of 5

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Good travel package and good work-from-home plan.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and senior management don't know what they are doing. Very limited training and knowledge sharing. Little opportunity for career growth and development. Okay benefits and salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more attention and encouragement to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    CGI Group - Not for the talented, ambitious American worker who can do much better at another company.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Andover, MA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Low stress; easy, non-demanding work; mostly work eight or less hours per day; little to no travel; the people who work there are mostly nice.

    Cons

    Work is not challenging, and there is little to no career advancement; management is poor, and untrained, and often seems to be hiding bad news from employees (management is overly optimistic). Also, salaries are too low, with poor raises, and benefits. There is also too many non-Americans with visas working there, which is probably why salaries are low and the benefits aren't good (the non-Americans don't even realize they are being taken advantage of, when it comes to salaries and benefits). If you are American, you are definitely in a minority, and may feel alienated, and would probably make more money and receive better benefits at another compnay. CGI has abused the H -1B visa system, and uses off shore people as much as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs structured management training. For all employees, there needs to be a more structured process for advancement. Also, CGI needs to hire more Americans and less Aisians (I think it's anti-American, and in some cases illegal, to take jobs away from Americans by hiring lost cost foreign workers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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