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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA

I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Relatively stress-free projects, decent bonuses, good benefits

Cons

Lack of innovation
Lack of client interaction (most project teams based away from clients)
Not a true consulting firm (selling code to clients rather than solving problems with their processes/organization)
Poor raises
Lack of growth opportunities for mid-level professionals
Staff crammed into small cubes/spaces to fit more people
Upper management generally not willing to invest in staff seeking further education/certifications

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give staff clear paths for advancement... consider an "up or out" approach to avoid stagnation

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Odd work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel, good client list and good expertise in Boston

    Cons

    Odd work/life balance. Many family oriented activities for employees, but doesn;t work well for single people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start rewarding your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to start a career, but no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good salaries, considering where the office is located
    - Great place to work directly out of college
    - Flexible hours
    - Telecommute options
    - Great benefits
    - Great work/life balance
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - No chance for career growth unless you are in the Fairfax office (5+ years for promotion, even for a regular top performer)
    - Upper management tends to forget that the remote offices and team members exist
    - Raises are low (3% - 4%), even for top performers
    - Location of important company information changes regularly (at least 3 times in the time I have been with CGI Federal)
    - Remote offices don't receive the same benefits as the Fairfax office: no (or boring, half planned) events, sub-par equipment and facilities, no cafeteria, no snacks or drinks, drip coffee as opposed to single serve machines with K-Cups, etc. Many small things but they combine to make remote members feel less appreciated.
    - No chance to interact with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equalize how you treat members who aren't in Fairfax. Remote members have as much (and often more) experience and we are well aware of how we are second class citizens at CGI. The remote offices are not staff augmentation, we are staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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