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Logica Reviews in Manchester, England

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
320 Reviews
3.3
320 Reviews
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Pros
  • Some good projects and clients to get on your CV and a good work life balance (in 66 reviews)

  • Excellent work - life balance as Logica encourages to work from home (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle and senior management have lost their way (in 11 reviews)

  • review process is to make sure you don't get a high grade, as that would involve a pay rise (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was LogicaCMG, now Logica, but more like Bogica

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica

    Pros

    Great people and some very good projects, but only if you are willing to nag project managers till the cows come home.
    Prospects of working away from home and abroad is also a plus.
    Annual corporate events like the Logica World Cup.

    Cons

    No career progression whatsoever.
    Rubbish company for graduates who come in enthusiastic about starting out with a top bluechip company then a few months in, they leave completely disappointed.
    Too much red-tape. Before you can get training approved, you must fight with PMs and SMs all day long!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the graduate training scheme

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a Great British Company, which became an awful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Logica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most frontline Logica/CGI technical/delivery staff will say that it was your immediate colleagues and the camaraderie that made Logica once a great place to work. This often led to a level of motivation and commitment that drove too many of Logica’s successes. However this was sadly rarely rewarded by a self-serving top heavy layer of management.

    Cons

    Don’t waste your time working here for too long if you have any technical ability: 1. You won’t be recognised or rewarded by their greedy bonus hungry 'blame cultured' project managers, who have often brown-nosed their way into said role because they weren’t capable enough to do real work; 2. There is a very ill thought out internal job market form of resource management, and most of the project work that CGI wins is quite poor, so you’ll often end up doing antiquated legacy work instead of what you were originally recruited for (i.e. Java/.Net etc.). 3. As in my case, I got fed up on my last project and left because I was forced to work away from home for long periods, worked hours that flaunted the European guidelines, and was refused overtime after originally being promised it (unfortunately not in writing by a very two-faced PM).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your front-line staff, as most of your good experienced staff have left the sinking ship a long time ago to actually get salaries in line with what we're worth in the market. You now have a load of clueless fresh graduates that have no experienced people to mentor them, and who are actually an embarrassment to put in front of the client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dreadful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Logica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the technical staff are very good people: both in their technical ability and in their day to day personal relations.

    Cons

    Management with utter contempt for staff. A very unpleasant and nasty work culture. Lack of integrity. Terrible terms and conditions. No career progression. Christmas parties cancelled because of lack of money. Incredibly high turn over of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider other careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dreadful Rudderless Low Pay Disaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Logica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be brilliant place to work, but then changed from low volume high margin to high volume low margin and started a death spiral. The good technical people jumped ship years ago, leaving a weak clueless company of managers.

    Cons

    Hack work, low pay, dreadful, agressive management, rudderless disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Disapproves of CEO

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