CGI Group Reviews in Columbia, SC

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,374 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  

    Awesome Experience so far!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    There is huge potential for the personal growth within CGI. Management usually pays lot of attention towards personal growth as it falls under their one of the pillars - Member, Client and Stakeholder.

    Definitely a company to look forward if you want to be associated for a long period.

    Share Purchase Plan of the company adds value to the member.

    Cons

    The salary package usually offered is not up to the par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible work hours, minimal upper communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CGI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and work from home options and great vacation/sick time. Share purchase plan is great. Most co-workers are good to work with.

    Cons

    Poor communication. So many divisions, it's hard to keep it all straight. Review process is a pain and raises are minimal. Not enough cross training in areas where it is needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CGI Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Effective teamwork.
    Encouraging team environment.
    Learn techniques with your guidance of team manager.

    Cons

    Slow in application process.
    Salary are low.
    Need to work in after hours also if need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The experience has been pretty good so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for a recent graduate. The people are really nice and really want you to learn. There seems to be a lot of opportunity for growth within the company. Having the opportunity to travel is nice.

    Cons

    The benefits are great, but expensive. Depending on the projects that you land on, you could work LONG days. The pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your new hires more and there won't be such a high voluntary leave rate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slow, but good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    You get experience in all different aspects of marketing. I did RFP and RFI's, PR work with their annual conference, as well as marketing research and social media work.

    Cons

    The community you work with is very bureaucratic so you have to go through a lot of paperwork to just get the job and then in order to change anything in the way you do something you have to get your bosses permission as well as his boss and maybe even corporate

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    CGI is multinational company. As a big company you have ability to relocate in a place of your choice and a possibility to grow.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as good as some other companies in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be in order to attract more talented people, CGI need to increase its compensations to match the big players on the market!

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