CGI Group
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www.cgi.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

CGI Group Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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2.9 141 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach

Mike Roach

(26 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Positive Internship Experience

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    Pros-Working for the government
    -Cool Location
    -Super Friendly People
    -Free baseball games and events
    -Fun experience
    -Good interaction with other interns
    -Most/All were offered full time

    Cons-Working for the government
    -Can be boring at times
    -Lower pay then other consulting firms
    -Boring office space
    -Would not match my other offers
    -No relocation money

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher pay, ability to move round

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Salary was ok but definitely needs an improvement

    Billing Analyst (Former Employee)
    Manassas, VA

    ProsSalary is ok and flexible hours

    Consvery unorganized and not working as a team when needed.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more experience people and work as a team. Instead of pointing finger at each other.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Perplexed

    Director Consulting Services (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsSome of the people at CGI are absolutely amazing! Smart, driven, excited....but that is just when they've been here less than six months.

    ConsCanada, Canada, Canada. Socialism is rampant within CGI. If you enjoy picking up the slack for someone else and they still get the same pay and bonus you do, then this is the place for you. Mediocrity within the employee base makes some groups not receive a decent bonus because we're making up the slack of other poor performers. The Healthcare.gov issue is starting to take its toll within the ranks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think they'll listen. It is sort of my way or the highway here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast growing smart company that generally treats employees well

    Director (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsA lot of growth opportunities and great ESOP plan.

    ConsCGI does not invest a lot in employee professional development and training. The company grows primarily through acquisition and must keep reducing costs. Investment in new service offerings and employees is secondary to acquiring other professional services firms and reducing operating costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in employees and developing innovative service offerings. CGI has been a very well managed SI&C firm follower for 35 years. Now is the time to become an industry leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment to learn in

    Director Consulting Services (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    Prosstrong focus on staff development and lots of opportunities for people who want to advance to dig in and do so...but you have to work for it.

    ConsSome senior leaders are burned out, cynical and far beyond their skill sets. CGI Federal's business is to sell the skills and time of it's staff; i.e. the people are truly the asset. I think some senior leaders forget that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior leadership (VP on up) needs to be kept in check. And, never sell what you have not properly prepared yourself to deliver (i.e. FFM). I was once told not to confuse sales with delivery. The only people who say that are the arrogant tools who then turn around and tell you to get it done.

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

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    Good first employer, decent long term.

    IT Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe company is fairly flexible with work/life balance.
    There are some great projects with great management that can make you really enjoy your daily work.

    ConsExperience with the company entirely relies on the project you land on, many projects are long term and movement between projects can be nonexistent at times.
    The company is very slow to "cut the fat" and often those less than stellar employees cause a lot of extra work or headaches for the top performers that the company has kept around.
    The company definitely feels like you're just another grunt in a large consulting firm without much feel for the rest of the company.
    Company culture is almost nonexistent but they attempt to retain some socialization with a social club.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on compensating your top talent better and work to maintain more of your talent instead of losing them in the 2-3 year range only to repeat the new employee training cycle. This will lift up your overall work force morale and improve performance.

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

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsLocation - Close to where I live
    Decent Salary - Salary is on par or close to par for my position in this area
    Okay Benefits - decent benefits

    ConsNo work life balance. You are on call 24/7 on weekends and holidays too without any compensation
    Always under pressure to deliver

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage client expectations in a better manner. Hire more developers ie people who actually do the work. Too much micro management demotivates people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its ok, if you have other options you may want to consider them

    SME (Current Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsCompetitive starting salaries for new grads

    ConsYou are being hired to a specific project with a finite length, often less than 2 years. After which point you are responsible for reapplying for your job on a different project.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart talented people. Very flexible.

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsProjects are secure while the company has nearly doubled in the last few years.

    ConsPromotions are kind of hard to get. However if you work hard you will be recognized.

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

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    Good for New College Grads but gets stale after a while

    IT Consultant Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsLearn a lot in short amount of time
    Work on Client Site DC Area
    Project delivery and SDLC insight
    Team Oriented
    Good Work life balance

    ConsCliques within Project
    Learn on your own
    No Structured training for new hires
    Lousy Raises
    Office Politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp new hires with on boarding better and have transparency in career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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