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Very satisfied with the CGI culture, especially when involved in a good project.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Team Lead  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Markham, ON (Canada)

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

* Opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects
* Many different positions available to diversify one's skillset

Cons

* CGI asks employees to take vacation when work is unavailable (up to 2 weeks vacation that has not yet been earned)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great potential, but taken a downturn in recent years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall, the company itself operates as smaller business units, which means smaller (mostly) teams. It varies team-to-team, but I was fortunate to be part of a great team, with directors and managers who genuinely care about our advancement, and do their best to put us in roles conducive to our advancement.

    Cons

    Leadership in the last few years as been pushing more and more towards operational efficiency than making employees feel like employees. As others have said, we are treated as contractors, with none of the benefits (salary and compensation) and all of the risks (temporary layoffs for those not on projects, and the risk to employees that if they're on the bench for too long, they can get laid off).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider prioritizing employees over saving a penny here and there. There are few teams who still have managers and directors who genuinely care about their teams, yet you constrain them by restricting their teams training, and focusing more and more on time sheets, and making money than putting time and money into advancing their careers, options. No bonuses for the last two years (2011's barely counts as a bonus), yet CGI's doing great on the books ... not impressed, emplyoees overall feel used, unappreciated and unnecessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible workplace for starters

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Not much of difference which sets apart

    Cons

    -Management is horrible
    -Negligible compensation
    -Worse decision-making processes
    -Politics is rampant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's high time you start doing something 'good'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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