CGI Group Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,372 Reviews
3.0
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good learning curve and flexible timings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good learning curve and flexible timings

    Cons

    more client friendly rather than employer friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Approves of CEO
  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 Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team and great support despite working independently.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    Great support network; offers plenty of opportunity for personal growth and training, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of paid time off but flexible enough to be able to take care of personal things. I did work independently so sometimes I did feel a little left out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a little bit more paid time off. Take into account time zone differences.

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  5.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at CGI Group full-time

    Pros

    good formal onboarding process. account management was great to work with. company provided lots of visibility to internal information.

    Cons

    The customers were challenging to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing, taking care of the employee!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good , friendy, talented , hardworking people in lower ranks.

    Cons

    Managers/Leaders act as some demigods. they think they are the most powerful people in the world. multiple/duplicate managers. no knowledge on any subject. they just talk some crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change all your managers and leaders. especially those who stuck in CGI for more than 10 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    this is for CGI Federal. Not bad, not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    If you're a good performer they will try their best to take care of you. Small bonuses on our contract.....better than nothing. HR was very helpful and responsive when needing things like reimbursements, questions, etc. Overall if mgmt likes you, they will try their best to keep you happy and on board.

    Cons

    They win contracts by low-balling other bidders, then mod the contract with new higher paying positions which is frustrating for those who transitioned and received no pay increase. Stock option is was awesome until the Obamacare website debacle. Health insurance is horrendous!! Also, they bid contracts with very little room for cost of living increases or yearly pay increases. Odds are if they keep a contract for 5 years, your pay will not go up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    CGI Federal

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

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Location ( if you live in Northern VA). Flexibility on some projects to work remotely.

    Cons

    After the Healthcare website fiasco, they are not winning new projects. Future prospects seem bleak at least in the short term. This means fewer opportunities. Can be stressful, as they are focussed on not losing their current projects which also seem to be shrinking in size whenever they come for rebids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work, as long as there is business

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

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

    Pros

    Members are valued across the company
    Desire to get better
    Not for sale!

    Cons

    Benefits are bad now, high deductible insurance for about $350 a month for a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stress-free and flexible place to come and work the same job forever and grow old

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great atmosphere. Flexible and hardly stressful. Great work/life balance. Great management.

    Cons

    Zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth. Most projects you are just thrown in regardless of your knowledge and expected to perform. Compensation is not on par with other company's even though they claim they are. People after you can and will get hired in for more and will not adjust your pay to match. No increase in pay for continuing your education or certifications. Tuition reimbursement is equivalent to finding a unicorn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a career path and up the compensation or you will continue to lose quality and talented people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of stability can make life difficult.

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

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

    Pros

    The salaries are decent if you have been hired in the last 2 years. For some of the long term employees, not so much. There is plenty of variety of systems to work with, but today's specifications are entirely likely to change tomorrow, and no effort is expended to bring the remaining environment current,

    Cons

    Lack of standardization due to continually evolving processes. Promotions seem to occur more based upon the "buddy system" as opposed to merit. Work life balance is hit or miss depending on your project. I know some people that average 70+ hours every week, whereas I only average 45-50.

    Doesn't Recommend

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