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CGI Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
1,565 Reviews
3.0
1,565 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is good; work can be challenging; good people; stock match is good (in 146 reviews)

  • I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • Work starts only at Canada time that is by evening IST so hampers work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Less/zero trainings and very few opportunities for career growth (in 42 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall decent experience

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

    I worked at CGI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, nice people, good benefits, on the job training.

    Cons

    When rolling off a project, you are given 3 weeks to find your next assignment (working with HR) or you are let go. Annual reviews and raises rarely happen and there is a really high burn as travel is constant unless you are willing to relocate to the project location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • 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

    Pros

    The Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Indi, Karnataka (India)

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None
    None
    Commute is very far
    No remote work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not That Much 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

    Pros

    Seniors are helpful,
    some managers are helpful,
    On which technology you will work you can choose that.

    Cons

    Most pf project are support project,could nor enhance your knowledge,
    as a fresher not good to start you careerer in cgi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    CGI is a wonderful place to work; they give you the freedom to try new things, but do not let you fail. The flexibility and trust is rewarding and hard to find elsewhere. I work with a talented team of motivated and engaged people. All things being equal, I could easily see myself spending the rest of my career with CGI.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low end for my field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep that stock price climbing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Culture

    • 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

    Pros

    The work environment is very relaxed.

    Cons

    The pay is ok when you are first starting your career but it is not good enough to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    CGI has always offered a challenging and acknowledging environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have one entrepreneurial bone in your body; you will actually really enjoy it here. There are allot of very bright people that you can learn from; at all levels, and, you will always be challenged. Not many "puffy chests and big egos" as most people here are very down to earth, which is refreshing for a world class Consulting company of this size.

    Cons

    If you need constant direction, three people holding your hand, and a cue card to make every decision, then work at a Bank. CGI isn't for you. This place is for smart pro's, not mediocre wannabe's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better dissemination of information would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Consultant

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Good to work, good work culture, flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Contract can end and you have to search job again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training, compensation should be reviewed properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Pretty good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is very flexible on where you are located for most of the projects.

    Cons

    Every time a project is over you have to get re-interviewed by the next project manager to be hired again. Even though you are still working for CGI, it feels like you are applying for a new job. The laptops that they provide are worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the managers i've worked with know what they are doing. They just need to talk to the members assigned to them to get to know them better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One step forwards, two steps back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Leatherhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at CGI as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company values. Nice office location.

    Cons

    Overall not a bad company to work for, although they don't really look after their staff very well. Some opportunities but not very helpful management. Seem to be chasing their tails and not getting very far. Far too complex programmes, and they throw resources at a project hoping it will help, but do not address the underlying problems.
    Terrible canteen and coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff. Take time to examine the underlying problems in your projects before hiring more staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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