CGI Group
3.0 of 5 1,110 reviews
www.cgi.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

CGI Group Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.0 1,110 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach

Mike Roach

(484 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work culture, work life balance and co-workers, Employees are treated very well"
    in 70 reviews
  • "I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements"
    in 61 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance difficult to achieve for most"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Career growth as slow as no growth at all"
    in 28 reviews
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Great company to work with friendly environment

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGives you a room for creating your own procedures and timing, working remotely whenever possible and respect for you talent and skill set.

ConsStressful a bit since the industry is competitive. Deadlines are in every task and lots of meetings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre - feel they miss the boat quite often

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood place to start your career, reasonable pay

Conslimited growth potential, poor reputation in the market

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat work life balance, good people to work with.

ConsLace of office makes it sometimes difficult to develop working relationships.

Advice to Senior Managementstay engaged with your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great internal communication, not so great benefits

Technical Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

ProsCompetitive pay. My manager is great and really cares about me as an employee. I feel valued. I am a full-time employee of CGI working for another company, which lets me have every other Friday off and work from home once a week. CGI doesn't mind at all, just as long as I'm happy and my client I'm working for is happy. There's also great communication from upper management about what's going on in the company and what they're working toward next.

ConsLast year the healthcare was wonderful, but they changed what they offer for 2014 and I was extremely unhappy. They also don't match much of anything toward retirement. I also don't see much room for growth/other opportunities within the company, but that may be subjective.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the communication, it's appreciated. The benefits to employees need attention, though.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall it was very good. THe last few years it defintiely deteriorated.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CGI Group

ProsFlexibility, great stock purchase plan. Benefits are really good. Depending on your role and the group you are with you can advance your career pretty quickly but only if you are in certain groups.

ConsManagement in my particular group leaves something to be desired. 9 managers is 7 years was my personal experience. Other groups could have great management, it all depends where you end up.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like you want to be treated and be honest and upfront. If there is a performance issue, man-up and address it. Give the respect you want to get back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpportunities to work on multiple projects.

ConsBad management, quality of standards diminishing.

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Splendid

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group as an intern

ProsThe company culture and relationship between employees. There is always someone to help whenever something is unclear. Overall enjoyable experience and great entry level job

ConsSometimes the recruiters can be hard to reach

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Place but very limited opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group

ProsGood Management and chances to grow

ConsVery limited positions and clients within SAP

Advice to Senior Managementnn

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company Culture

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsThis is a big company with plenty of opportunities and a real team environment. The company culture is very suitable for any type of personalities, not just cut-throat types.

ConsConflicting company structure that creates a lot of strife "in-house".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group

ProsI don't have anything good about CGI

ConsDecision making is very slow. Too many levels on approvals

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