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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Some days it's great, some days it's not

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility they provide is amazing and the ability to work from home is amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of organization of management is a huge turn off.
    The salary is low considering the amount of work some members put in.
    The same select few always get selected for special projects or receive recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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