CGI Group Reviews in Canada

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,371 Reviews
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1,371 Reviews
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Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good (in 140 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements (in 103 reviews)


Cons
  • Work starts only at Canada time that is by evening IST so hampers work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Less/zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth (in 41 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Interesting position, lots of interaction of business and technology

    Cons

    Unappreciated by the business community

  2.  

    Used to be a good company to work for

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

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer flexibility on working schedule which is nice for someone with family obligations. They allow employees to work remotely occasionally.

    Cons

    It used to be a good company to work for, a lot of support from the management on how an employee can improve in his work, but slowly, management is being replaced by people from another unit, and consequently changed the culture. There's no more room for career growth, especially now that a lot of layoffs is happening within the company because of the outsourcing to India. As a result, a lot of people leaving looking for a better opportunities outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member-centric company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great leadership at the high levels board, executives and business unit leaders steering the organization in the right direction. Have introduced initiatives that engage members involvement.

    Cons

    Mid/Low-level management not to par with today's organizational behaviors. Favoritism and politics diminishing member motivation and initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with good work and member consultation. Train the "old time" managers to be able to sustain and grow the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Consulting Services
    Former Employee - Director of Consulting Services

    I worked at CGI Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Focused, Highly skilled work force, very challenging and broad opportunities to work on and get excited about. Super company values, excellent opportunity to move up the ladder with good training opportunities. CGI 101 - The Company Kool Aide was pretty tasty! Director and VP training program was excellent.

    Cons

    Highly structured and rigid, very process oriented without much room for local autonomy. My boss was a very poor communicator and kept every bit of information to himself while demanding very detailed data and account information from everyone else.... control freak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your VP and Senior VP folks actually walk the company talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a good place to work, but when you are on bench then not a nice place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer Or Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer Or Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    CGI Group Pays for the certification if approved your member manager. Company matches the shares you purchase for CGI Group (up to 3% of ones income)

    Cons

    Don't pay good enough. Very less increment even when you perform good. Money minded company and less concerns about the career of members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They can do better than this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CGI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance , flexible hours

    Cons

    Promotion, personal growth, training, compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Office location ok

    Cons

    Salary increase and promotions are only for friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the profit with members. Salary policy is to be revised. 2 individuals doing the same job have significant difference in salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting mission but salary is not following

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Good missions
    Very nice team spirit and nice work environment.

    Cons

    No valorization of work done and no incentive on performance

  10.  

    Good People, Good Experience, Needs Competitive Wage

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Center Representative in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Center Representative in Regina, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Good Work Environment
    - Good Management
    - Great Values and Experience
    - I enjoy coming to work because of the group of colleagues I have

    Cons

    - Salaries are far below competitive(leading to constant position turn-overs)
    - Lack of career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CGI will continue to be a revolving door unless more is done to improve competitive salaries/wages and career advancement, improve on these areas and CGI will be a stand-alone in IT World-Wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid experience in consulting to be had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    At certain BUs the challenge and remuneration are quite good. It's not earth shattering work but there's a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Extremely structure company, hard to move up the ladder, negotiate your salary when joining else you'll never get incredible raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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