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I have enjoyed working for CGI.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

I have been working at CGI

Pros

Pay and vacation time is generous.

Cons

Middle management struggles to utilize their whole staff effectively.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical large company

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Opportunity to work globally; get exposure to international business through work in Canada and Europe. Flexible geographic location possible with CGI.

    Cons

    They are a consulting business and treat employees as commodities or inventory to be sold; they are very short term focused so don't plan for the future. If they have a need for more people because of a job today, they hire; if that job is gone, they fire. There isn't any long term plan to keep the most valuable people to be able to do great work in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership should focus more on long term strategy and growth for the company than quarter to quarter revenues and profitability. Since it is a consulting firm and a consulting firm is 100% the people, place more value on the employees and the revenues and profitability will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Where's the growth?

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

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    The people at CGI are great. Those that I've worked with have been very easy to get along and work with. Member managers have been attentive when necessary and willing to provide good advice. The benefits are also great, especially the Share Purchase Plan.

    Cons

    The bench policy is unreasonable. Once a project is over, employees have 3 weeks to find a new project, or they are separated from the company. The system for find a new position is quite flawed; employees are expected to use an often out of date list of openings to find a new project as well as their own network. Communication from management has gotten better recently, but it's still pretty poor. Employees rarely find out about upcoming projects, so planning ahead is rather difficult. Salary increases are another point of concern. Salary reviews come yearly, but the increments are very small - these are said to be performance based but that does not seem to be accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to lower level employees about what is going on with new business. The bench policy is not acceptable with the given resources. Improving the resources for employees to find new positions would go a long way in improving satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
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