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Decent place to work

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Former Employee - Developer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Developer in Houston, TX

I worked at CGI

Pros

The software development team is small but friendly. There's very little big ego that you had to deal with in other development teams.

Cons

The corporate headquarters is not always sympathetic to the needs of the small business units. It should also provide more support to individual business units in terms of marketing and other resources.

Advice to Management

Try not to run the company on a quarter to quarter basis. There should also be more flexibility in the revenue model of individual business units.

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  1. Great place to work, but software teams need better structure and organization

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

    I have been working at CGI

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people, decent salary, good benefits

    Cons

    some upper mgmt (Director and VP levels) are too full of themselves, and need to watch their language in front of others (very unprofessional)

    Advice to Management

    there are plenty of great leaders at CGI... if you are in management and you're too harsh to your employees, look to the nicer ones to follow their example, it's not that difficult. Also, you should encourage the careers of others without fear of losing your own power/influence on the direction of projects.


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    leave the sinking ship before it's too late

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at CGI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck (and a mediocre one at that), most of the people are pleasant, work experience to put down on your resume while you search for another one.

    Cons

    Long hrs, there can be long blackouts for vacation time, annual raises are insulting (if you get one at all), depending on the project you might be overloaded with work, no career movement, upper management is clueless, the company did poorly in getting new projects for certain areas so even if you just worked your butt off on your last project you might still be laid off. Bench policy is awful (120 hrs) and severance package is just as bad (2 weeks per every year up to 4 years - so max is 8 weeks of pay). HR is notorious for not announcing changes in their policies so you might find out the hard way that they just found a new way to not give you a severance package.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off the public sector business if you can't get your head out of the clouds and stop chasing after the big $100M+ fish. In such a bad economy, any business is good business, stop turning up your noses at the smaller projects because you can still make some $ at the end of the day.


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