CGI Group Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,312 Reviews

3.0
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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.  

    Very dependent on project you are working on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    One project I worked on was very good with excellent people, great teamwork, and high morale even under extreme pressure. Everyone pulled together, good sharing of knowledge, and everyone worked hard to get the job done under extremely challenging conditions. Company worked hard to compensate for long hours by providing free lunches/dinners, and some extra compensation for long hours.

    Cons

    A second project was the exact reverse of the first project. Claimed that schedule was tight, but often times when someone completed a task the technical lead had no new task to give them. One of several signs of extreme disorganization. This caused low morale, and several people leaving within a short period of time. Seemed to be split by new members of the project versus people who had been on the project for quite some time. New members often were not tasked well, and were not given enough chance to understand the business functions. Technical lead bad-mouthed some new members to others on the project, which got back to new members making them feel unappreciated and not being given proper chance. Management seemed not to care about this as long as work was getting done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, but not great

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

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

    Pros

    Good people
    decent pay
    good work life balance

    Cons

    No growth
    micro managing managers
    lack of trust from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees out by delegating items to upcoming employees. They need to learn and grow. Upper mgt would just take the tasks and not relinquish some responsibilities because of their lack in trust in people.

  3.  

    I have been working for this company for over 17 years and believe that I need to move on

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Work life balance

    Cons

    Once you get to the director level, it is very hard to move up to VP level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity to long term employee so they can contribute more to CGI and also recognize them by promoting them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Most horrible company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    No pros seriously to work for CGI

    Cons

    - extremely strict with 3 weeks bench and the HR doses not even help to find a project . Once the project ends, it I'd like finding a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please shut down if you have no projects

  6.  

    Junior Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant  in  Troy, AL
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Troy, AL

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

    Pros

    office culture, good place to start off, relaxed work environment, not strict on work hours or vacations, benefits were awesome and reasonably priced, profit sharing bonuses and a share purchase plan which was a good way to save money

    Cons

    Center of excellence offices do not want to let employees transfer to other larger offices with better opportunities, and pay employees half of what they would be making in larger offices for the same job and work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work to life balance. Great flexibility depending on the project. CGI is really good for families with small children. Investors also love CGI. They have grown exponentially over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    Compensation is something that some people complain about but I am not sure if that is due people's desire to be paid more or if CGI's compensation is a little below the industry average. My guess is both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • 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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    The People are great
    Annual Bonus

    Cons

    Benefits
    Senior Leadership can seem mis-managed at times
    Understaffed projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoy working with my team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Grey team and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Communication is not so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just Terrible all around

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

    I worked at CGI Group

    Pros

    Free Coffee for employees as long as they do not take anything out of the break room.

    Cons

    Pay
    Managerial team
    Threatened to be fired at any moment
    Fire people and retain their property

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating employees like they are not important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start as college hires
    Reasonably big company to start

    Cons

    High turn over rate
    The product has too much defect
    Understaffed with project
    Overtime give you flex time which you can't use

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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