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Senior Consultant

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

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

Pros

Great coworkers. Free soda / vending machines. Flexible (for a time) on the ability to work from home.

Cons

- Poor planning and adherence to SDLC best practices. I was on a very high profile project, with intense demands, yet no true project plan or standardized procedures were ever followed, despite being CMMI level 4.

- Extremely convoluted management structure. I received direction from approximately 15 different managers at different levels, often receiving conflicting orders. There was a reorganization of the project 4 times, each time making things more chaotic.

- Lack of communication from management and between teams. The project was very siloed, resulting in teams often coming to different conclusions or creating duplicative work. As the project began to tank, management kept employees less and less informed.

- Poor scope management. Consistently agreed to client requests, without properly analyzing the affect on time and schedule.

- Extremely long hours. Consistently worked 60-80 hour weeks. There was a prison-like atmosphere near the end of the project, where management refused to let employees leave, and held teams in conference rooms for strict, 11 hour shifts while taking attendance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come up with a dedicated plan and strict processes before attempting to work on large, federal projects.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    nice

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    no cons for this company

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company when there is work and meets corporate objectives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI Group as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent company structure, great employee support and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor record of keeping contracts long term, results in same turnover of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of the dead sea effect!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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