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CGI Edmonton Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Edmonton, AB, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • Poor work life balance specially if you are in support projects (in 104 reviews)

  • politics inside the organization and career growth (in 100 reviews)

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  1. "Great for stability"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Financial strength
    Steady growth
    Membership benefits
    Awesome training opportunities
    Multicultural

    Cons

    Nothing of note - -

    Advice to Management

    Nothing of note - -


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Nice organization and training. Every section of the management is well documented and you can go thru on-line training as well.

    Cons

    Low salary, when you first started, everybody is busy, probably no one will train you for your daily work, so you have to be very active to ask questions.

  3. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Good benefits
    -Pretty good benefits
    -Opportunities to work throughout the world
    -Good opportunity to advance within company

    Cons

    -Salaries could always be better
    -Potential for work to change frequently because of contract renewal or changes
    -Potential for work to be outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Strive to maintain contracts locally and do not outsource all work. Stability and job security is very key for most employees


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - open environment
    - structured work

    Cons

    - slow growth
    - once you specialize in a domain, you are stuck there

    Advice to Management

    When someone becomes competent in a domain, it becomes his middle name and he can no longer move to another position.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "CGI WBU is a good place for senior-level I.T. professionals in Alberta, SK, and BC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Rock solid company financially; provides clients the lowest risk consultancy choice in a high-risk industry; good home if you are a senior-level I.T. professional in your niche who plays well with others.

    Cons

    Not good for juniors (clients are not receptive to paying for junior consultants); salary incrementing is quite flat, so negotiate your entry salary as high as possible; your experience will vary with your assigned projects and your member director.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course; you are doing a very good job balancing clients, employees and shareholders.


  6. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not bad for a large company, lots of projects to work on. Adequate work/life balance and the people are good to work with.

    Cons

    Raises can be hard to combine, it all depends if you manager is will to go to bat for you. Best to negotiate before you get your foot in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the strong and talented employees and pay them accordingly. CGI is starting to fall behind other large organizations when it comes to appropriate pay.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Because they are a big company they can land big projects, and sometime you get to work on high profile project with a large team

    Cons

    Like all consulting companies, you don't have a lot of control over which projects you work on or teams you work with, you just go where they tell you to.

  8. "Good for experience"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at CGI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Very solid business model
    2. Job benefits

    Cons

    1. Low pay
    2. Big company, but limited upwards movement


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people and awesome work

    Cons

    Remote work is allowed in special occasions. Client facing is very important


  10. "It's great to be a Partner Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Partner Consultant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At CGI you are not just a number - The local management team tirelessly works for the betterment of their employees, and in doing so maintains their respect and drives results.

    Cons

    Movement between service lines is sometimes difficult to navigate, but the HR team do their best to find roles for employees between consulting projects.


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