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Very demanding company but compensation good. Work-life balance & job security not good.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very challenging and dynamic work. You have opportunity to quickly take on roles of increasing responsibility. Consult on different types of projects at different companies. Compensation package is pretty good (high salaries, profit participation, matching 401k up to a %, stock purchase plan w/ company match up to a %, decent amount of vacation days plus comp time and flextime, and other benefits (medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, etc.)).

Cons

Can be extremely stressful and too demanding. Project work is often a baptism by fire -- need to quickly figure things out and always present yourself as an expert to the client. Work days are very long. Need to be ready and willing to work on travel assignments (for example, on a travel assignment, you could be away from home Monday through Thursday or Friday (company pays for hotel, travel, and meals) for the duration of the project. Travel assignments can put a strain on family and personal life. There is a 3-week bench policy which means when you finish on client engagement, you need to be staffed on another client engagement in three weeks. Otherwise, you likely will be laid-off.

Advice to Management

Be more loyal to your employees and treat them more like professional human beings and less like work horses.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location - Close to where I live Decent Salary - Salary is on par or close to par for my position in this area Okay Benefits - decent benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance. You are on call 24/7 on weekends and holidays too without any compensation Always under pressure to deliver

    Advice to Management

    Manage client expectations in a better manner. Hire more developers ie people who actually do the work. Too much micro management demotivates people.


  2. CGI Federal - Beware, Not a Employee friendly management and work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parent company, CGI claims one of its major goals is to be employee focused, with discounted employee shareholding ownership stake and encourage participation.

    Cons

    The CGI Federal management totally aloof and out of touch with local operating units. Local unit management lacks the professional and technical expertise in managing that sector's business, being recruited on basis of connection and not technical or management expertise. Local operating units are often totally disconnected from central operations.

    Advice to Management

    Get down to the local unit level and listen to and take action from local feedback on a regular level.


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