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

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

Pros

CGI is a large company with enough money to operate well into the future. Because of the size, individual impact is low, making job security high as well as having a structure that makes it easy to have a long term career given your desire to be complacent with slow growth and managed responsibilities.

Cons

Because of the large business, getting noticed as a top performer is a painful process. You have to be good and put in your time. The jobs are often boring and they tend to pigeonhole individuals to suit the business needs even if that person is a rockstar.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop drastically underpaying entry positions. The employee burn rate is so tremendously high because newly grads are forced to work for pay that is roughly at the bottom of their field for ridiculous hours and a painfully slow growth and transfer program.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    good start/starting salary, easy hours, hard to get promoted, promote from outside

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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

    40 hour weeks, great starting salary, lots of young people, learn technical skills, excellent college recruiters

    Cons

    hard to get promoted, in my account it was 4-5 years for a promotion. Upper management would hire someone as a senior business analyst rather than promote someone infinite times more worthy. Office was in Fairfax which wasn't really metro accessible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career development, promote from within (especially when dealing with a proprietary software), better raises and compensation for top consultants who leave for companies that are willing to pay them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Less than a year

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    Current Employee - No Comment in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - No Comment in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits matching stock purchase up to 3%, annual bonus social club which sponsors events, good for college new hires, work from home depending on the project

    Cons

    terrible training (experience hire would have a culture shock) training is geared towards young college grads just starting out their career, 25% chance you will be on a bad team, if your black you will find there aren't many in management they are typically hired in HR and to staff the company's internal helpdesk on the 4th floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training, better organized training, stop letting senior consultants work from home all the time they need to be in office more to help develop new members, diversify mgmt. (minorities to INCLUDE BLACK MEN AND WOMEN) . I rated low because lack of opportunity and poor training but you can always take your stock and bonus and pave your own path

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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