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Lebanon, VA

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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  1. "Great and flexible company to work for with many benefits to offer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home when needed. Many opportunities for advancement. Lots of training available to you. You can bank comp-time up to 40 hours for leave. However, this accrued after you work hours over. Also get up to 8 hours flex time which you must the week after you work it or it's gone. Profit-sharing at the end of the fiscal = Christmas bonus. Flex Spending account for health care spending AND Dependent Care (i.e., daycare). Shared purchase plan lets you purchase company stock (company matches up to %).

    Cons

    If you work 8 or less hours over on a week, you can ONLY use that as flex time the following week or it goes bye-bye.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good for new grads, not good for seasoned professionals"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home. If you have a IT it's easy to get hired by CGI. Good place for new grads to get that first 2 years of experience. Career wise all CGI is useful for is to keep holes off your resume. If you lack ambition CGI it's the place for you.

    Cons

    Pay is significantly below industry average. CGI has some of the worst benefits and the most expensive health insurance I've encountered. CGI is one of those shops that throws bodies at jobs regardless of the person's experience or career desires. Since CGI it's a consulting company there is very little opportunity to work with current technologies or to learn new skills. I worked for CGI for 5 years and during that time I was never given the opportunity to work on projects using current technologies (5 years of working on .NET forms doesn't make for good job experience). There is no opportunity for career growth, when you quit you'll be doing the same thing you did when they hired you. You'll be treated like a cog in the machine by CGI and you'll quickly find out they will discard you at any down turn in business or when by they lose the contract you are working on through incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like professionals, not like assembly line workers. Give your employees a chance to learn new skills and grow their career. Pay a fair wage and give decent benefits.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Entry Level Career Job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and ability to work from home/virtually

    Cons

    No room for growth or control over your career, not easy to change between roles/jobs, high deductible insurance, low 401k match compared to similar companies, Zero communication on happenings within company or able to communicate with management, below average compensation and benefits compared to similar companies, not always challenging enough, this location you are pushed into certain jobs with no say

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a compensation scale put into place instead of the randomness that it is currently. There needs to be a system put into place so that people can easily move between jobs within CGI. Employees do not know anything happening or opportunities within company outside of their own group. Listen to your employees.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great pay for this area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility or job opportunities.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fairly decent company."

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stock options and work from home ability is a big plus.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are horrible. I have been with the company 7 years and I started with a $250 deductible. Now it is $4000 for my spouse and I.

    Advice to Management

    Get pay on par with new companies coming to the area and fix the poor medical insurance we have. We all know that CGI can afford it!


  6. "Great work place. Very flexible but can be boring sometimes."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, no micro mgmt, friendly. Easy to move between projects if you want to change to a different job. Work from home options

    Cons

    Work is slow sometimes and overbearing at other times, little direction given. Collaboration is hard sometimes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on different projects.
    Salary is good for the area.
    The people are great to work for.
    Good social atmosphere.
    Great schedule and work life balance.

    Cons

    Medical insurance is not good or competitive.
    Limited local opportunity for promotion.
    Needs better support for training for growth and promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Improve medical insurance price and structure. You are not competitive with other like companies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, though you won't want to stay"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code
    Flexible hours
    Most of the other employees are easy going and helpful

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than industry average and for the region. Entry level software developers across the street start with a %50 higher salary.

    Very low job security. When you're project is over or you are no longer needed it becomes a desperate scramble to find another one that can use you.

    Management doesn't seem to care whether anyone stays with the company or not. Very high turnover rate leaves you feeling like a number.

    Having a friend or family member currently working there pretty much guarantees you a job there whether you are qualified or not.

    The vast majority of members consistently exceed 40 hours a week. On average, between 60 and 70. Comp time is difficult to earn on the commercial side.

    Whether you are chosen for a project or not is extremely political. Based less on your qualifications and more on who you know.


  9. "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule, great entry position

    Cons

    Pay/beneftis seem to be lower than other companies for same job title


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Company has good benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    Health care benefits can be expensive, especially for a family.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining employees via training and special bonuses.


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