CGI

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Chaotic, disorganized company

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Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Herndon, VA
Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Herndon, VA

I worked at CGI as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

CGI Federal in Herndon is a fast paced work environment, with a mix of people and skills. Latest technologies and trends are used and it is a very active environment.

Cons

The teams are very disorganized and a chaotic environment. The project leaders and team leads do not delegate work well and work ends up being a chaotic mess.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It should not be a secret society. Everyone who works there should be able to make contributions and make recommnedations and know what is going on with the projects.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Racial Discrimination in some projects

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

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

    Pros

    Nice company for start ups those are from college directly.

    Cons

    If your manager wants to replace you due to discrimination , then they will ask you for resignation. If you don't, then they will send you to special program and they will make sure you will fail it, eventually they will terminate you in 30 days. So when you asked to resign, then just resign. Do not fight with any one.
    You should be ready any time to get another job. They advertise that they do not have any lay-offs in order to get good share price. But they will terminate you silently with out any severance. You should have more time, money and other resources to go to a law suit.
    Please do not join if you have experience of 5+ years. and be ready for all those things said above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please investigate the thoroughly when some one sent to special program. It may be due to racism discrimination and do justice to the particular employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success and job satisfaction will depend on the project and the values of the management team you work with..

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good and include profit sharing. Depending on your work experience and education level you may be able to get 3 weeks of vacation. Benefits began on the first day of employment. Onboarding process through HR is very good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance will depend on the project that you are on. If you are on the wrong project then the average working hours are from 60-80 hours a week, including weekend and holidays. The turnover rate is very high due to burnout and overall work conflicts (i.e unfriendly office culture, low morale...). Considerable rework and chaos. Lack of communication with other areas that have a direct impact on the application being built. The company rarely has layoffs and it was indicated there are many projects to move to, I personally have not seen a variety of different projects to move to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put into practice the mission and values of the overall company. Hire managers and designate those who have the appropriate background and knowledge. Remember Members have lives outside of CGI. Make sure job postings clearly state that the work week will be more than 40 hours to include Holidays and weekends and will require frequent visits to the client site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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