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CGI Fairfax Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Poor work life balance specially if you are in support projects (in 105 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Software Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, normal management, flex time

    Cons

    no bonuses, overbeurocratic, decent number of deadwood

    Advice to Management

    hire talants


  2. "Overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good new hire training program
    Account team managers are very supportive when rolling onto a project in terms of getting you up to speed
    Some opportunities are provided to show what you can do

    Cons

    Needs a little bit longer training for functional new hires
    Provide more opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    New hires need to be able to afford to work for you, support themselves comfortablyou, and start saving. It's not very possible to do so on the entry level salary in a city like Fairfax. Especially for those who are not from the DC/MD/VA and end up moving to Fairfax or closer areas. Just something to consider for future and current new hires

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, room to move up

    Cons

    Don't be fooled, the BA role is actually just an IT consulting position


  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to diversify your skill set; can gain technical expertise quickly because the job generally requires a certain level of it

    Cons

    - Evaluation process needs to be revamped for some teams. Some managers are not privy to the work of their direct reports because they are managing multiple teams.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve the mentorship and evaluation process. Allow consultants to submit information about their accomplishments prior to the evaluation.


  5. "Project Mgmt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work life balance at CGI

    Cons

    afraid to fire dead weight


  6. "Good company to work with."

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    Current Employee - Senior Functional Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Functional Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work from home time. Decent projects to work on.

    Cons

    Salary for position not upto competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Need promotions to be done on Experience and not based on personal bias.


  7. "CGI"

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    Current Employee - Capture Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Capture Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organizational structure that provides clear career progressions if you have the work ethic to take advantage of it. There have also been clear investments made toward the "member" base as we'd like to be closer to the Deloitte's and Accenture's of the world, i.e., Consultants. A long way to go, but it shows change for the better.

    Cons

    Like every company, a lot of bureaucracy, and the corporate events to celebrate the employees are very limited. The Annual Tour is more of a patting the back of our executives than anything else, but it's a free meal and open bar.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the halls and say hello/thanks to the folks in cubes. It's extremely simple and amazingly effective to improve morale and work ethic.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If ambitious, CGI really allows you to grow. I started at CGI as an entry-level programmer and filled many roles during my tenure, including business analysts, systems analyst and defect manager. CGI allows for mentorship and really provides opportunities to learn. Additionally, there is an opportunity for work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is not always a clear career path, but again there are opportunities to grow within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on entry level members and make them feel a part of the company. I think over the years there has been a disconnect between new members and the rest of the company.


  9. "CGI Review"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits; 3 weeks of vacation (may vary, depending on experience and number of years with the company); unlimited sick leave.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance; not many opportunities for training (may vary depending on the type of work you do)


  10. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    can work at home; beautiful workplace/environment

    Cons

    very few face to face communications with managers or colleagues

    Advice to Management

    slack off


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