GFI Informatique Reviews

Updated March 13, 2014
Updated March 13, 2014
13 Reviews

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  1.  

    A good opportunity to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits.
    Strong and Stable company, reliable.
    Has strong partners in both the public and private sector, so you will get a job guaranteed in the most prominent players in the market.
    Good Work-Life Balance.
    People are nice to work with.
    A Good training and certification program in place

    Cons

    The lack of projects made me staying with the company no longer possible.
    Promotions are hard to get and raises based on merit and performance are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work you are doing in making this company big, however keep an eye on the workforce and invest in designing an effective career planning program. The most common question made in Interviews is: Where are you planning to be 5 years from now.. Just think about the answer carefully and don't stop asking this question after the interview.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid ecosystem for techies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and the big players in general
    Opportunity to work on the latest technological trends (eg. cloud computing, mobility)
    Large array of possible functions and responsibilities
    Good customer base (public sector, industry, banks, ...)

    Cons

    Profit-driven but too short-sighted; no clear long-term strategy
    Unstable management, lack of leadership
    If and when you find your place in the machine, expect to remain there for a while
    No real consulting offer (mostly because of lack of profitability)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business seems good but positioning should be clearer (to customers and employees alike); stop trying to revive activities you've never been good at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Recruted during a mission

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique for more than a year

    Pros

    Direct managers nice, talkative and open-minded

    Cons

    heterogeneous group, each division is a stand-alone business unit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's an outsourcing company, what would You expect?

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's an outsourcing company with all it's ups and downs. Pay would always arrive on time. Some nice people worked there in Sophia Antipolis (not among managers sadly), and at some point they had a really good agency director. These days it's just a company like any other in this business I guess. Not any better, not much worse either. On the upside I could probably mention that they really used to help foreigners a lot in moving their lives to France.

    Cons

    It's an outsourcing firm so they'll promise you silver mountains to have You sign the contract. See some episodes of "42'ème etage" to understand how they roll in France. All true. Once You're on CDI You have 3 months notice period straight away, and You likey won't even see your salary follow inflation, let alone show some real signs of increase. Also, in no way does your salary depend on Your work's results or customer's feedback. Forget bonuses and other things outside basic pay, you may get a gift for Christmas though... in the price range of 50 euros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I do not bother them and they do not bother me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good job for lazy people, with kids or before retirement. If you do not expect to much it should be ok.

    Cons

    Lack of trainings. Extremely difficult to get a rise. And is not related to your performance. Company do not understand it's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Small agency, small teams, few rewarding missions but nice people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Developer  in  Aix-en-Provence (France)
    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Aix-en-Provence (France)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Small teams and small projects can be a benefit in some ways, don't have pressure
    - Being in Agency of Aix en Provence which is a nice location
    - Management is ok with you

    Cons

    - Short term missions, have to switch quite often from technologies
    - Not a lot of contracts, always with the same clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - If you want to keep people, raise their salary or try to boost your missions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you like laying arround

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Compensation was above average

    Cons

    - Lack of training
    - Some under performing colleagues
    - No career path defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Produce a well described career path
    - Give more training
    - Do not put people on projects without previous knowing if they have the required skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good, the company is just too big.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of different clients
    Open to almost all technologies

    Cons

    Too much consultants. You just feel like an ant sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people evolve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Pros

    A lot of varied work. I can't complain about repetition after 3+ years.

    Cons

    Depends on the projects and clients. It wouldn't surprise me they put you in underestimated projects where in the end you'll be working endless hours including weekends with a ridiculous compensation for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Estipulate real compensations for those who give up their personal life trying to push the projects forward.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    satisfied but disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Pros

    wide variety of work, professional office, respectful staff, modern office, good base salary, stable middle management. modern equipment, laptops, cell phones, unimpeeded internet access, easy access to transit, close to post secondary institutions, some educational assistance

    Cons

    complex work, lack of understanding of work complexity by senior management, poor benefits, language barrier, frequent changes in ownership, long work hours, short vacation time, time sheets, senior management makes workers feel that they are machines there to do a job not as individuals with individual needs and concerns. There are few perks for line staff, no subsidy of sports tickets, no arts programme, maternity limited to what is required by government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give all the employees a sense of ownership, by actually giving them ownership, either directly, or via profit sharing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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