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CGI Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,492 Reviews
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1,492 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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  1.  

    Awesome

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, career opportunities, large global company, best talent in the world to work besides, well managed company

    Cons

    strict dress code, no gym, compensation, benefits, no pension plan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, poor work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance
    - Flexi working hours, work from home policies
    - High respect for employees - treated very well, etc
    - Good upper management
    - Good Stock purchase plan

    Cons

    - Below average market salaries
    - Stale service and maintenance related work, very little actual development
    - Hires people for roles not related to experience or interest
    - 2 year employment bond (India)
    - Difficult to switch across roles/teams/domains

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disheartened Logica employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    the job that i have helps me pay the bills and allows me to work from home if required

    Cons

    since being bought out by CGI and with the constant reorganisations that have taken place I have no career path and if this is raised with management get told a lot of words but that is all - each time there is a reorg the managers talk the talk but dont walk the walk - no training to try and find a different role within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop reorganising just listen to the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Global Business - Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Function in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Function in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Flexible working (Can work from home or office location).
    Management let you get on with your work - as long as you are performing.
    Growing business.
    Share save scheme gives you free shares in the business. (It is like a 2.5% pay rise)

    Cons

    As you are working remotely a lot of the time, there is a fair amount of processes and reporting to follow, so the management team know what you are up to.
    Can be a bit lonely working by yourself all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing - keep on wining the business and growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    too much load of work

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Inside each team work very closely to each other.

    Cons

    To much useless obligatory learning about history of company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Salary Growth very slow

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

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has an ability to win contracts

    Cons

    The company does not complete the contracts and all growth is always a lateral salary growth. More work same pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to keep good contracts and good employees. invest in the companies future and quit penny pinching when it cost you good employees and contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internationally strong company, at country level project acquisition and support services needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst Business Process Outsourcing in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst Business Process Outsourcing in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    CGI is the 5th largest IT Consulting company in the world. The global management has a clear vision and its a financially strong company.

    Cons

    The quality of communication to teams varies and is at times inconsistent. Teams are not always immediately informed of changes or upcoming relevant events by management.

    The quality of internal support services such as HR and IT services have incredibly slow response time and the quality is inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the quality and speed of HR and IT support. Increase direct management to team contact moments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning environement, less good for career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Well structured, various positions available.

    Cons

    Salary, hard to get a good career advancement within the company, benefits and bonus could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with your team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at CGI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Good Salary Paid
    Employee Friendly Company

    Cons

    Excessively focused on Financial Performance
    Very Low onsite opportunitiies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    CGI San Antonio is not a friendly place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phone Center for ACA I Was A Temporary Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Phone Center for ACA I Was A Temporary Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at CGI as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best thing about the job were the other temporary employees. We had a great time helping each other. Some of the perms were nice to.

    Cons

    Head manager (?) was mean. He bullied the CGI employees, especially some that don't deserve it, but he is buddy buddy with the worse ones. and he kept saying bad things about people that aren't there. He is a very negative person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I might try to come back to work there if they change the bad vibes in the office. It could be a nice place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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