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

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

I have been working at CGI

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    leave the sinking ship before it's too late

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

    I worked at CGI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work/life balance but undefined career path

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. for a consulting organization it offers far more vacation time and fewer hours per week than most other consulting groups. management in certain business units is excellent and they listen to the people in that group.

    Cons

    still very fragmented. business units competing against each other makes it difficult to share resources between groups. Despite adding an additional Title, there is still no defined career path. This is disappointing to younger employees who need a "ladder" to aspire towards. Review process is largely ignored or given the backseat to client/project obligations. This does show dedication to the client but management should definitely show that their employees are important too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency in the review/promotion process. Definitely give more feedback on what Corporate is doing. The company still acts like several smaller companies simply "wearing" the CGI name.

    Disapproves of CEO
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