CGI Group

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CGI Group Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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2.9 146 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach

Mike Roach

(26 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good(in 123 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements(in 93 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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    Great benefits, overall experience depends on project you land

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsShare purchase plan, somewhat unlimited sick leave bank, work from home opportunities, performance based profit sharing

    ConsYou could have a great experience and good work life balance if you land a good project. Otherwise, it'll feel like hell.

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

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    Worst company on the planet

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsI would say there are not any Pros.

    ConsYou can't reach your folks. They don't respond to mail, voice messages. They won't live up to their words, despite you fulfill your commitment and demonstrate that over and over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire your management if they don't respond to employees and others mails and voice messages. You need a major rehaul from top to bottom especially at Managers and Directors level in DC metro area. They screwed up big time as we all know. And I see that they continue to do it every single day.

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

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    Many opportunities for improvement

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe vast majority of your coworkers work hard and are collaborative. There is a wide variety of work projects based on organic and inorganic growth of the company.

    ConsPeople are not held accountable for the quality of their work, yet they continue to be promoted. Management seems to run around after the latest shiny object/market opportunity without a clear vision how to deliver quality profitably.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore career reward for hard work, less for cronies. Refocus the CGI name on delivering quality for broad specialty areas like ERP and app development. The company doesn't need to deliver ALL solutions to succeed in the federal market.

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

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    Logistics Analyst providing customer support to the US Army

    Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsTop 100 companies to work offering profit sharing.

    ConsHaving to leave due to end of contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide customer service to employees.

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

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    Great company to work with

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsRecognize employees, equal oppurtunities and rights.

    ConsThere are no cons. its a great company to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    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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    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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