CGI Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse work environment. Flexible with the work from home program.

    Cons

    The large size of the company makes it hard to get noticed and is also hard to get approvals because of the organization structure.

  2. Alot of talk but little action!

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

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

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

    Pros

    You work with some wonderful people each and every day - smart, talented and caring!

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in every way
    VP Level managers or hold overs from AMS are overbearing, rude and not very smart. Account Managers or VP's that never leave their office and yet pretend to know what the client thinks - they give no credit to their teams and take commission

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing management or interviewing Director level folks to see what is truly going on.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start at

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

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at CGI, but I think it really depends on the team you get put on and if you're lucky to get a good manager, which could be said about any company really. My manager was great in giving me a variety of challenging tasks with the freedom to do them how I thought was best. I've heard that a lot of people will get assigned one type of task and get stuck there but that wasn't the case for me and so I was able to learn a lot about different things and decide what I wanted to focus on going forward. They definitely cared about where I wanted my career to go.

    Cons

    Pay is average. When you're coming right out of school it's a good amount of money until you realize other companies will pay you more to do similar (if not the same) thing.

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  5. CGI Federal is a great place to work and has a great feel of people that work with you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Asset Management Administrator in Fairfax, VA
    Current Intern - IT Asset Management Administrator in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CGI as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is looking to help. Great experience as an Intern.

    Cons

    I haven't faced any big challenges yet, but if so I am ready for them.

  6. Excellet company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Colleagues are largely friendly and helpful. Some program managers could be unhelpful as far as dealing with the clients go.

    Cons

    Company took a PR hit because of the ACA website fiasco.

    Advice to Management

    More support for employees who are working for Government clients

  7. Very dependent on project you are working on

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

    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

    One project I worked on was very good with excellent people, great teamwork, and high morale even under extreme pressure. Everyone pulled together, good sharing of knowledge, and everyone worked hard to get the job done under extremely challenging conditions. Company worked hard to compensate for long hours by providing free lunches/dinners, and some extra compensation for long hours.

    Cons

    A second project was the exact reverse of the first project. Claimed that schedule was tight, but often times when someone completed a task the technical lead had no new task to give them. One of several signs of extreme disorganization. This caused low morale, and several people leaving within a short period of time. Seemed to be split by new members of the project versus people who had been on the project for quite some time. New members often were not tasked well, and were not given enough chance to understand the business functions. Technical lead bad-mouthed some new members to others on the project, which got back to new members making them feel unappreciated and not being given proper chance. Management seemed not to care about this as long as work was getting done.

  8. Helpdesk Support

    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Fairfax, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I was able to work from home.

    Cons

    The turn over rate is bad.

    Advice to Management

    I think that mangement should hire / promote people from within the company.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start as college hires
    Reasonably big company to start

    Cons

    High turn over rate
    The product has too much defect
    Understaffed with project
    Overtime give you flex time which you can't use

  10. Flexible Work Environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good work to life balance. Great flexibility depending on the project. CGI is really good for families with small children. Investors also love CGI. They have grown exponentially over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    Compensation is something that some people complain about but I am not sure if that is due people's desire to be paid more or if CGI's compensation is a little below the industry average. My guess is both.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre - feel they miss the boat quite often

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

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to start your career, reasonable pay

    Cons

    limited growth potential, poor reputation in the market

    Advice to Management

    none

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