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Work hard and you will be rewarded.

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

I have been working at CGI

Pros

The company has given me plenty of career growth opportunity.

Cons

Poor communication on what is expected from management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open with staff about upcoming change and how it will affect their charges.

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  1. Great team environment but focus is on "body shop" than consulting.

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

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    The environment at CGI is very team oriented. The people there are great to work with and extremely helpful. There is a sense of "family" in some groups that you may not find at larger consulting firms.

    Cons

    CGI seems very focused on the staff augmentation type of projects. Basically "body shop" type of work. They should put more emphasis on IT consulting and management consulting services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a big divide between the management that sits in Montreal (CGI corporate) and the business units. There needs to be better integration between management in Montreal and the business units in the US. This probably stems from the fact that CGI has grown more through acquisition than organically. They should focus on fostering what they already have and grow organically.

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    Poor compensation and so-so management; talented members are burdened with carrying the weight of the rest of the team.

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Depending on the business group, the company provides decent options for flexible work schedules, telecommuting, and vacation. Minimal travel is required for most groups. While a huge number of the employees are average at best, there are a number of top-notch performers that keep most groups productive and profitable.

    Cons

    The overall compensation (salary, bonuses, health insurance, 401k, etc) is just short of atrocious. This compensation is very explicitly not tied to performance. Managers typically put little effort towards employee reviews, which end up overdue and lacking on content. The middle management is awful; most lack any form of natural leadership or ability to track basic tasks or manage even small groups. The upper management (Directors & Vice Presidents) are somewhat more competent, but that group is largely disconnected from the rest of the company (Consultants and Senior Consultants).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While focusing on the bottom line isn't a terrible approach for the short-term, neglecting the talented employees at the company has (and will continue to have) widespread consequences.

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