CGI Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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CGI President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach
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Pros
  • better work-life balance relative to other consulting firms (in 146 reviews)

  • Members are given plenty of freedom to work from home (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is hit or miss depending on your project (in 44 reviews)

  • Career growth as slow as no growth at all (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    Great work culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good folks to work with. Management / Team members were helpful and made work not feel like work. Corporate environment balances work and personal life very well. Goals are reasonable and well thought out for optimum performance. Career growth was emphasized.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. Just regular nit-picking stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the balance between office and personal life of employees. This really helped me want to give 100% to my work.


  2. Employee Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at CGI (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CGI provides a great working environment and respects their employees. I have enjoyed my time at CGI very, very much.

    Cons

    As with many other consulting firms, there is sometimes a disconnect when it comes to communication, perhaps due to the employee being located at the client site.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a big help if communication was improved so employees do not feel so isolated from their management.


  3. Good company, trying to be global

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, talented people who want the company to succeed. Stable financial outlook and approach. Diversified portfolio allowing for cyclical trends.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be hard to manage. Lots of change without much change management or regard for impact due to varying business circumstances. Seems to be behind in terms of compensation strategy for sales people and executives.

    Advice to Management

    Global does not have to mean one size fits all. There are some really talented, dedicated employees who know the markets they work in - let them help define the business model that works best for their industry and location.


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  5. Culture

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

    I worked at CGI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for freshers and learning possibilities, good HR practice

    Cons

    no Work life balance, pay less, management chain not professional, not matching with company policies and goals, bad treatment

    Advice to Management

    change need to come from top to respect and treat the professionals


  6. Sr. Business Intelligence Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like other gov't subcontracting companies in DC. Depends on the project you are assign on. Hard to roll off unless you push for it. Education and career advancement is what you put in. Mgmt likes to have a top-down repor.

    Cons

    -Easier access and better education availability -Hard to local anything related to HR or etc on company's intranet -People keep to themselves or really proective of their task (think office space scene: meeting with the Bobs'


  7. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are truly some of the best I've ever worked with, and I have more than 20 years at a handful of very reputable companies. We are absolutely motivated to do our best for our clients, and the senior leadership team is excellent in terms of integrity, communication and management. Telecommuting is a very acceptable practice and the flexibility makes the work/life balance easier to manage.

    Cons

    Less than optimal office space (Fairfax, VA); base compensation is okay, but bonus programs and benefits are less than competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money into bonus programs if you want to attract and retain top talent. Make it easier to grow your career within CGI than outside it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Director, Consulting Services

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CGI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, smart fellow employees

    Cons

    Growth opportunities slim to none, struggling to recover from healthcare.gov debacle


  9. Not a great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior IT Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Junior IT Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CGI

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

    Pros

    Easy work but no training. Learned everything one my own and had many bosses. Honestly not a great place at all.

    Cons

    Literally the most disorganized place ever. Coworker watched Netflix all day. Easy work but no training. Learned everything one my own and had many bosses. Honestly not a great place at all. Very High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Care about your young employs. There is a reason the turnover is so high.Literally the most disorganized place ever. Coworker watched Netflix all day. Easy work but no training. Learned everything one my own and had many bosses. Honestly not a great place at all. Very High Turnover


  10. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great share purchase plan, remote work

    Cons

    High Deductible health insurance plans only


  11. Helpful (1)

    Worst Company to work for

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Worst company I ever worked in my 18+ years of IT career. Poor Management and pathetic work environment. No respect for employees. Mental harassment by some long tenured incompetent management folks who makes disrespectful and personal comments in public, expect you to work as slave (12-14 hours each day) and force you to meet their unreasonable demands. Makes false promises during the hiring process. Lacks leadership and incapable of managing client expectations. Turnover is very high.

    Advice to Management

    To CEO, Mike Roach - I am not sure if that's the environment across the company but would recommend thorough review of the exit interviews feedback and take necessary steps to keep attrition rate low and retain top talent.



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