CGI Group Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
1,326 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and place to build a career

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

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CGI is a large company with a small company feel, despite its 80k employees, 11B US in revenue, and presence in 42 countries. CGI provides a diverse opportunity across many industries. At its core, CGI's focus on corporate membership, its people, and corporate culture are what keeps me here, and loyal to the company.

    Cons

    Compensation is average, with bonus structures relatively modest. Benefits are good, but closely aligned to the ACA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid consulting firm from the top down that encourages employee ownership

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

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package
    Flexible work environment
    Committed to work/life balance
    Excellent stock ownership plan

    Cons

    Limited opportunity in Atlanta with regard to client projects (Mostly staff augmentation)
    Limited commitment to career growth
    Minimal employee engagement in CGI teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each CGI VP should be accountable for establishing new client relationships above and beyond the status quo of existing clients in order to keep employees motivated. Also, each CGI office manager/VP should promote more teamwork that would further encourage employees to have a sense of belonging to CGI rather than their client. Employees need to feel like they don't just work for a "body shop."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company, great work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, I was satisifed with my salary, and the people were great! This is a great company to get your feet wet with a consulting firm, or a business analsyt role.

    Cons

    For me it was difficult to alway wonder where my next role would come from. It might not be a con to everyone but for me I needed more job security. Also, my manager had been with CGI for 20 years and was just a Senior Consultant, so that turned me off as far as advancement opprotunity. Let's face it, this job is a stepping stone unless you actually live in Fairfax. I would come back to CGI in the future if we win bigger and longer contracts in Atlanta. CGI Federal has very small footprint in Atlanta.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agressive when going after bids, we have lost out on some BIG deals due to the lack of flexibility in pricing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Professional and Friendly environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Professional and Friendly environment
    Fair opportunity for growth.
    Provides Commensurate compensation and benefits. Good health care benefits.
    Has many offices worldwide.

    Cons

    Lack of Brand name recognition in the world.
    May have limited industry exposure.
    Leadership doesn't go after new business. They rather stick to repeated business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more sales people to go after new business.
    There needs to be better coordination of internal staffing across the company locations.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Great people. Great Benefits. Decent Salary.

    Cons

    Upward mobility isn't clearly defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more detail to jobs

  7.  

    Good Company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Hours are less than most BA's

    40 hour work week is the norm

    Cons

    low potential for growth unless you want to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good comap to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    good management. good work environment. respect among members. good health plan.
    good company to work for. world wide presences. member satisfaction.

    Cons

    compensation is not high as expected. not much importance given to growth of the members.
    less opportunities to work in the area of liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look to increase the size of this company. more advisement will help company to be known in the US. organic growth is important.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back environment with a good work-life balance.

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

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    100% travel is not likely in most practice areas but don't consider yourself too safe during today's economic conditions - flexibility is a must. Close interaction with senior management; senior management are typically working managers.

    Cons

    Centralized business units make it difficult to experience work outside of your sector. Tendency to become pigeon-holed into a certain role. Highly likely to that you'll eventually do some type of staff augmentation role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most business are not aware of who CGI is and there is a considerable need for US branding and identity.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    decent place to start, not a great place to stay

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

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    It's a good place to start off if you'd like a company with name recognition. Other than that I wouldn't stay here longer than you have to.

    Cons

    lack of recognition, management is not up to par. Unless you are a lifer, you'll never see any advancement, but really who wants to put in 30+ years to move up 3 or 4 levels, you'll just become another part of the useless middle management. They say you should feel like an owner of the company, I guess they forgot to mention that to everyone they laid off. Management should really look at who is actually bringing in revenue and not who's the easiest to get rid of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more truthful with your employees, they work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    IT Consulting firm that knows you have a life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Great people.

    The management understands you have a personal life and is willing to work with you to find the best schedule for you. It's project-based work, so busy times can be very busy, but downtimes are a great opportunity to recharge and retool using many of CGI's knowledge resources.

    The management also is willing to work to retain good people. I earned an out-of-cycle pay raise by producing good results and some luck. CGI was re-evaluating salaries and trying to stay competitive in the market.

    Cons

    Depending on your project, you may be working with the same client for a long time. My job almost seemed like I was part of an outsourcing team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Large engagements and clients are bread-and-butter, but do not become complacent with just the cash cows. Try to develop more business opportunities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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