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exciting times we are in

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Current Employee - CMT Agent in Bridgend, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - CMT Agent in Bridgend, Wales (UK)

I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Brilliant work ethic, plenty of benefits, future looks brighter since Logica was brought out by cgi,
many mores jobs available, Great global company to work for .
i love my job

Cons

Not being able to show my full potental - as i have a proven management background,that seems to be overlooked

Advice to Management

Would like us members to be not overlooked in a workforce of 72,000,as we are all part of the cgi as we all share the one goal - to be the best

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Quality of Experience Varies Wildly by Role, Location, and Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

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

    Pros

    Compensation is adequate in the rural locations where there are very few options for other IT jobs. Federal jobs seem stable due to length of contracts.

    Cons

    Developers are going to be disappointed if they want to work on cutting-edge or industry-standard technology or within an environment with developer-friendly processes allowing you to concentrate on improving the product vs. repeatedly responding to similar problems. The experience gained is largely going to be with proprietary technologies and will not necessarily translate to the slew of growing technology requirements seen on company want ads for developers.

    Employees hoping to gain industry-wide experience should not expect to be able to use an entry level job here to get there. It can serve to get the experience to start applying for mid-level developer jobs, but the sophistication of the development team just isn't there to get you to adequate higher-level experience without supplementing your training on your own time. This is simply a function of consultancy being the primary money earner for the company over the software product, which is strange considering in Federal the latter drives the former. Developers are treated fine, but are behind-the-scenes work horses answering to much less technically knowledgeable individuals driving decisions that can at times make the workflow more chaotic than necessary.

    If you happen to enjoy working on what is here, it's a stable, reasonably compensated place to be. Just don't expect to jump over to a more exciting dev position elsewhere when it becomes stale in a few years without reading a few books on the current tech to give you the confidence you need in those interviews or to get moved within the company without a lot of fuss. You definitely can and will find yourself pigeon holed.

    Advice to Management

    Take tech training more seriously - both on industry standard technologies and keeping employees up-to-date on the company's own products. Buying a subscription to an online book website without allocating time for employees to use it is not a substitute for real knowledge sharing. With all the talk about how valuable the IP and knowledge of employees is, one would think this would be common sense in a tech consulting company. Instead, it seems the focus is to pick up folk with prior experience, then allow it to erode over time with the company. This, lack of rotation, and lack of any sense of influence for the direction of the product are the primary reasons for the high turnover rates for developers.

  2. Good Place

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at CGI full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good Work culture
    2. Managers are friendly

    Cons

    1. Compensation can be better

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