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Missing the work/life balance that others crow about here.

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Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA

I have been working at CGI

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

Pros

Good people. Good location. Cafeteria food is good. I have the feeling that CGI is trying to do things the right way, they just can't get their act together to do so.

Cons

If you are on the wrong project, you will not experience the work/life balance that everyone brags about and they cram down your throats in interviews. The facility is OK at best. Don't expect anything to work unless you have checked yourself. If you get frustrated by coworkers squeaking by doing nothing while you are working hard, I'd recommend against working here.

Advice to Management

Spend the money to give your employees the right tools to work with.

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  1. Good people, OK coworkers

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CGI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CGI offers a very good work-life balance, with very understanding management.
    Unlimited sick days and in general a good sense of team.

    Cons

    Commutes often split between Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC.
    There is a lot of tolerance for sub-standard employees which can be frustrating under tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Probably time to revisit the mission of CGI FederaI. The current strategy of milking profit from T&M contracts is going to result in a deprecation of the company brand.


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    Average consultancy with little name recognition and myopic focus on margin

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at CGI

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to a limited cadre of Fortune 100 Firms, support for training if you can convince management, some attempts to connect with rank and file staff but it's really treated more like a checkbox than heartfelt.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Lack of commitment to long term opportunities unless there is short term money to be made: margin is constantly under a microscope for senior staff, so if numbers don't look good in short term then cuts come quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Business Development and getting more offshore staff Visas so there are people available instead of waiting until the last moment. The margin and stock price look good in the short term. It you are losing volume and market share against TCS, etc.


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