CGI Group Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,322 Reviews
3.0
1,322 Reviews
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CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach
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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.  

    feeling happy working for such a company

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good company well established in Canada so its really good reference in a resume

    Cons

    no chance to increase your vacation for really a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Cool company to be in

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at CGI Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Helping colleagues,
    friendly environment,
    highly paid jobs

    Cons

    coordinating with colleagues sitting at different geoigraphical locations is tough due to time difference.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Hectic

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Sincerely, I work her because of salary(as i work in shift so i get shift allowance) and onsite Opportunity

    Cons

    No time for Yourself as most of the Work here is a Support Work so you may need to provide support to weekends also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do some work for members Carrier also

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great employer, good for steady growth

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee engagement and respect.
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Still believes in the concept of captives. Lacks a true global approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The days of inorganic growth is slowing in potential. It might be time to get truly "global" and realign the BU heads' incentive structure in that fashion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good to learn more advanced cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Good cant's say bad...ok for freshers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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