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CGI Communications Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Management is always encouraging and recognizes hard work put in (in 16 reviews)

  • I moved up from a Sales Associate in my first year at CGI to a Sales Executive (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Yes its going to be hard work most of the time, that's why its called "WORK" and they expect you to work while you're here (in 9 reviews)

  • Some have felt that it creates pressure to perform or hinders work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Invaluable Sales Training and Amazing Travel Experiences"

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    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. "CGI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications full-time

    Pros

    The company has a very young average age

    Cons

    Management placed a focus on quantity of dials rather than quality.

  3. "Part time Video Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI Communications part-time

    Pros

    I got to work my own hours at my house.

    Cons

    Sometimes not a lot of work.


  4. "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am a female who has worked in sales at CGI Communications for almost 6 years now. I started as a sales associate and worked my way up to an executive position. I have seen people come and go, some that I am still very good friends with. I have people tell me "you can't make it at this company being a female". Well let me just tell you, do not believe the "Naysayers!" CGI has provided me a vehicle to reach my own personal goals that I have set for myself. Working here, I had no choice but to step out of my comfort zone and it has paid off for me both personally and professionally. I am on my way to clear six figures for the third year in a row and was just told I will be starting my own office come this November! The people I've met and the places I've been have been incredible. I am living proof that if you work hard and you believe in the process you can become something at the company female or not! The best part is that there are more goals to be set, and more people to meet. I am looking forward too more years of success here!

    Cons

    You do have to follow the process and work hard. This is not a job where you can just walk in, do nothing be successful. You need work ethic!

    CGI Communications Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Recruiter

    This is the stuff we LOVE to hear! CGI is thrilled that you have been able to pave your personal path towards success here. We provide the opportunity, but it really is up to the employee to take... More


  5. "Company Perks!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time

    Pros

    I have never worked for a company that provided their employees with as many perks as CGI does-from employee appreciation days, paid parking, free coffee, yacht trips, team building activities and an amazing summer and Christmas party each year-the list goes on and on. I truly feel that management really cares about their employees and works hard to make each of us feel valued. You make your own fate at CGI-if you have the willpower and determination you will be very successful here. Very much a work hard, play hard mentality. Great company culture and people overall.

    Cons

    Hard to complain about anything with everything we are given, but better benefits package would be a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in the employees that want to be here and are putting the time in. Not just in sales, but in every position.

    CGI Communications Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your kind words! Our employees are our backbone. We truly hope that each and every individual that becomes a part of the CGI family feels that way. We expect hard work every day, and... More


  6. "Company Perks!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding day yesterday as I was able to take the Community Operations team along with the Marketing folks out on the company yacht. The team appreciates this more than you know. Each year the company comes up with these little perks that do not go unnoticed by the staff and stepping out of the office to enjoy some fun in the sun is just the little break we all need on those nice summer days. Quite the refresher to motivate us!

    Cons

    I have no CONS to share!

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking and keep doing. Keep things fun and interesting and the team will respond with effort. The troops depend on our continued growth.

    CGI Communications Response

    Sep 22, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking some time to share your experience! CGI is all about teamwork, and to be able to give each department an afternoon to unwind in the sunshine is an absolute pleasure. We are... More


  7. "Great company culture; work hard play hard"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous manager, very team oriented, everyone is willing to help you even VPs and Directors, very employee focused, work hard play hard mentality.

    Cons

    I sat in a satellite office so at times it was hard to communicate over phone calls an emails, but overall it was a very positive experience.

    CGI Communications Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you received positive support from your team and management during your time here. We do understand that working from a satellite office has its... More

  8. "The best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting as a sales associate about a year ago I was a little uncertain at first, but I soon realized that all of the hype of CGI was for real. From your team leader to your manager Emily, all the way up to the president of our division and even the CEO, you are appreciated and supported in your role throughout the company. You will come in every morning and work with an amazing group of people. You will have the opportunity to win a week at another office as CGI continues to expand across the country. Most importantly though, you will have an unbelievable opportunity to advance in your career and be recognized if you are willing to be the best.

    Cons

    This position is not for those who are soft or weak minded. This is a sales job so you better be able to handle a little criticism without making excuses.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all of the little things that you all do. If I had to say any piece of advice it would be to let us go on the private jet more often!!

    CGI Communications Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your time CGI thus far! Our company is set up to offer support around every corner, and we are happy to see that our employees are experiencing... More


  9. "CGI Communications"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Team Leader in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Team Leader in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CGI is one of the only companies that truly allows its employees to create their own fate. From the CEO to the Vice President's everyone is accessible and it creates a great atmosphere to work in. I'm proud to work for a company and leadership that rewards not only the top performers but all of the employees from catered lunches monthly, team building activities and summer trips on the yacht! I take pride in coming into work every day and knowing the effect we have on municipalities and small businesses across the country.

    Cons

    None to note unless you're unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    With the current growth in opening 2 offices Management is headed in the right direction. Keep growing!

    CGI Communications Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with CGI! When our employees are excited to come into work every day, we know we're doing something right. Our culture represents the "work... More


  10. "A Great Place to Make a Carreer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI Communications full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Flexibility, benefits, mobility, travel

    Cons

    There is a bit of turn-over in staff. You can either keep up with the work or you get frustrated and leave.

    Advice to Management

    There can be some passive aggressive behavior on your part than can be misconstrued.

    CGI Communications Response

    Aug 10, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. We are proud to have received the 2017 Work/Life Flexibility award from D&C Digital. Being able to provide our employees with opportunity both inside and outside of the... More


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