CGI Group Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
1,326 Reviews
3.0
1,326 Reviews
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CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach
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586 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Contractor Program Security Officer  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Contractor Program Security Officer in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Good working experience for security professional.

    Cons

    CGI Group is more of a software development company than security admin organization.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Db2 DBa

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    learnt performance tuning and other stuff. good culture and awesome place to work for.

    Cons

    nothing much to say about this

  3.  

    Blue Skies as CGI

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    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Analyst in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at CGI Federal is the people!

    Cons

    The hardest thing is having to deal with yearly contract volatility, but that happens at any contract company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emphasis more on quantity than quality

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    Former Employee - U S Passport Bookprinter  in  Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - U S Passport Bookprinter in Hot Springs, AR

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

    Pros

    Slightly higher pay than that in comparable jobs in area as result of stipulation by the Federal Government Department letting the contract to this Contractor specializing in administrative services. Mostly able supervisors, although they were / presumably remain under pressure to generate production quantity / quotas even while theoretically maintaining Mission Statement's "highest product quality". Proficient co-workers. Modern, pleasant physical work environment.

    Cons

    When - not if - flaws are discovered / obviously revealed unfortunately the blame flows directly from the very top to the very bottom of the organizational hierarchy with dire consequence for the base employee, with no credible effort made to explore, much less institute, possible, reasonable procedural adjustment(s) in order to mitigate future exposure to repetition of such. C G I's obsessive concern with simply retaining Federal contract(s) deters any willingness to consider / explore / propose reasonable, much less innovative / flexible, approach(s) toward enhancing the overall value of the service product it is providing. In fact C G I simply magnifies the extant Federal bureaucratic rigidity by imposing an additional layer of its own requirements above and beyond the Federal Department's as a means of providing procedural insulation for itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide credibility to employees by demonstrating willingness to confront Federal Department(s) with realities of production situations, which understandably evolve and lend themselves to possible improvement, even by means of practical, possibly innovative, suggestions from base employees who actually are performing the jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    flexible work timings new learnings

    Cons

    more client oriented rather than employer friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great product distinguished from others on the market. Good benefits. Share purchase plan. Profit Sharing. Great management. Good people and community. Job stability. Processes are good.

    Cons

    Typical consulting life, life on the road, full expenses paid. MOST projects require 100% travel, no way out of it. Pay is not competitive. Project time lines will be pushed out so they can meet their motto of being 100% on-time deliverable. Uncertainty for consultants who want more opportunity on more projects. Very UNCLEAR career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Consultant- Good

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time

    Pros

    Quick one day interviews. One group, and 2 one on ones

    Cons

    Interviewers didnt paint a good picture of what the job duties entail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I wish I was involved earlier

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    Former Employee - Trainer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Trainer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at CGI Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Multi-national solution provider of software systems.

    Cons

    No one looking at the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When rolling out a massive software system that requires a successful completion, like a government initiative, it is important to have the right people asking the right questions. Without an understanding of how the software applications will work and maintain security, the entire deployment becomes chaotic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Flexible working hours and great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for more than 15 plus yrs. Started when we were AMS. CGI bought AMS so most people I worked with were from the AMS days. We carried the AMS culture with us. Friendly and helpful colleagues. Flexible working hours. Able to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Bad pay hike. Standard has been 3%. Insurance has been bad this year. No personal growth. Nobody cares what you want to do. It is where you are needed is where you get placed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    high school all over again

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    not much . management is so disorganized , if you just keep quiet and fly under the radar you can earn a paycheck with doing very little actual work; like what happened on the healthcare debacle.

    Cons

    management is filled with people who really dont know what they are doing. Thye get the job because they are yes-men , brown nosers to whoever gives them the job. It is very cliqueish and almost just like a high school scoial scene....

    yuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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