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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing company especially for a driven individual that understands what hard work and persistence actually is (in 11 reviews)

  • I've seen nothing but growing opportunity and a great work environment here at CGI (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Base pay is low and benefits are average (in 7 reviews)

  • It's a lot of hard work and a lot of phone calls (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Invaluable Sales Training and Amazing Travel Experiences"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for CGI for about 5 years 2007-2012. I started on making calls over the phone, setting appointments and quickly was promoted to an outside sales role--Sales Executive. While selling, I was given amazing training, from some of the best managers, VP's and even the CEO. Since leaving CGI, pursuing other careers in banking, advertising sales and now insurance, I can honestly say that CGI has laid the groundwork for my sales background. I was taught work ethic, people skills, how to role play, how to close, and many other sales techniques which I've now learned, have really surpassed other companies training programs. In addition to the fantastic sales training, I was given the opportunity multiple times to travel to other states to sell many programs. What an invaluable experience that was! Meeting other people and contacts from all over the US, while learning the ropes of traveling, not to mention---getting to see some amazing places (California, Texas, Maine, Florida, etc...). This is the perfect company if you are looking for great sales training, the opportunity to make great money and the option to travel. The company is really growing fast and it's a great time to get involved!

    Cons

    If you are not a hard worker, this is not the place for you.

    CGI Communications Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – Director of Personnel

    Thank you so much for your review! We deeply appreciate the 5 years that you gave CGI, and are happy that you could take away some valuable skills from your time here. Traveling is definitely a great ... More


  2. "Thank You"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunity for Growth
    -Awesome Products
    -Sales Training

    Cons

    -Low Base
    -Management Doesn't reach out to check in on employees

    Advice to Management

    -Ask employees how they are doing. Make sure that they are happy.
     Sometimes even a quick drop-in on a new employee to make sure all is alright goes along way. Employees need to feel comfortable coming to management if there is an issue, make them feel more welcome to do so before they quit.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Work Here If You Want To Be In Video Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They're full-time and you can make money in Sales

    Cons

    DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION! All you will do is call and answer emails for your producer and they treat everyone who isn't in sales horribly. the CEO is a self-obsessed jerk who cares more about the money he makes than the product he puts out

    CGI Communications Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking your time to share your thoughts on CGI. Unfortunately, we will have to disagree with your claim that if you are in Production, all you will do is call and answer emails. We have ... More


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  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They care about employees. CEO knows everyone by name. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Most of the company is smarter then me.

    Advice to Management

    None

    CGI Communications Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review, and don’t sell yourself short!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst telemarketing job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good people
    Nice office downtown
    Young employees
    Company paid trips to HQ in Rochester NY
    Free coffee
    Not too strict on call logs

    Cons

    Telemarketing
    Not 100% cold calling but it comes down to it at the end of the day
    No change in routine

    CGI Communications Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. While a number of our employees do spend time building relationships over the telephone, we do not identify as a “telemarketing” company. We work with hundreds of ... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Ego-Driven, Toxic Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I worked with closely.

    Cons

    This company is a revolving door. Most employees spend a year or two here then move on to bigger and better things. A majority of the people that work here are hired straight out of college, seeing as they're the only ones willing to accept the extremely low pay. They don't see the value in paying more money to hire experienced talent and the company severely suffers from it.

    The CEO tries to present this illusion that he treats his employees well by feeding them once a month and buying a company yacht, which if you've ever been on it, is just a glorified frat party. Yet none of these "perks" make up for the amount of crap you deal with on a day-to-day basis as an employee. My entire department was told on numerous occasions that we were replaceable, that we'd never make more money there. Management refused to purchase new equipment when it was seriously affecting our ability to do our jobs proficiently. And when it was finally decided that we would be getting new computers, we ended up with refurbished ones that were 7 years old. I worked countless hours of unpaid overtime. The benefits were awful. The CEO screamed at his employees in a sad attempt to boost morale... The list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to do nice things for your employees, be modest about it. Your employees go above and beyond for you, and the perks of the job should be a thank you for all their hard work. Don't hold it over their heads. Make your employees feel valued. Also, the screaming isn't constructive.

    CGI Communications Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are sorry that you feel negatively towards CGI’s pay structure. We have some employees that work with us for a very short time, while others ... More


  8. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good companey easy to work

    Cons

    work on management is good

    Advice to Management

    good advice to managemnt

    CGI Communications Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your contribution.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Don't get too excited"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications (More than a year)

    Pros

    - CGI does a good job of finding fun and energetic people that help make the work more enjoyable.

    Cons

    - As an associate your entire commission is based off of what your executive sells, so if you get paired with a bad executive or your executive is given a bad market, you don't make any money.
    - There are definite favorites at the associate and executive levels who get their pick of the best markets, and unless you are based in Rochester or constantly fly out there, you're stuck with the leftovers.

    Advice to Management

    - Work with all of your executives and associates, not just the Rochester based ones, to help them achieve success in the company.

    CGI Communications Response

    Dec 6, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you very much for your review. We apologize that your experience working with your executive was unbalanced. The executive/associate relationship is unique in that it allows for, and ... More


  10. "CGI!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome Company to work for

    Cons

    There's not enough hours in the day to work for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!!! :)

    CGI Communications Response

    Nov 23, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! When our current employees are excited about the opportunities we are providing them, we know we are doing something right.


  11. Helpful (15)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing - glassdoor is making me say at least 20 words to run this. I don't even have 1 positive thing to say about them so this is me rambling so I can post this.

    Cons

    Everything - literally worst company to work for. Best sales guy in the company is their HR guy, Drew. If that guy can sell this job to someone and persuade them to work there then he can sell anything. Keep up the good work Drew!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up - especially Frank. I quit because of that guy in particular.

    CGI Communications Response

    Dec 6, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We do understand that CGI may not be the right fit for every candidate that we welcome on board, as is the case with every company. CGI strongly ... More



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