CGI Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2020

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3.5
67%
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
George D. Schindler
1,832 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee friendly, Work from Home(in 512 reviews)

  • "Good benefits good work life balance good colleague great work environment great learning opportunities(in 437 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career growth is a serious problem(in 146 reviews)

  • "No cons as far as I am concerned(in 136 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to pursue.

    Cons

    Not necessarily cutting edge. Need to spend money on training.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Solid and dependable company with supportive leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CGI is a supportive and established company. The leadership I've worked with is competent and dependable.

    Cons

    Some of their internal systems and HR workflows are a bit of a pain to organize and use. This is due to CGI being a global company and CGI Federal is a US-based company and the relationship between the two makes their internal systems a bit more convoluted.

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  3. "Friendly environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative workplace, friendly environment, great job security. Top work-life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation may seem average at times.

  4. "Great place to start a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for personal growth. You will learn lots on the job and will push you to learn things out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Under a large corporation which makes it hard for flexibility. The Nashville office does a great job of working with the employees to keep them happy. Can't say the same for the rest of the company.

  5. "Decent company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and growth

    Cons

    High premiums with health insurance

  6. "Management and business"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Provider Maintenance Specialist in Bedford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, team activities, flexible

    Cons

    The downside is that they are not compliant with healthcare laws and processing things the incorrect way.

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  7. "You can do better."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent salary for recent grads - Solid share purchase plan - WFH opportunities - Some good coworkers - Relatively quick interview process

    Cons

    - Weird, useless 2-week training program for college hires. You will likely have to travel to this, and you probably won’t use anything you learn. - Embarrassingly outdated HR and IT systems. - Very short bench time. You are cut after 3 weeks on the bench. Covid made this worse. - Lack of communication (especially when stuck on the bench). - Low vacation time. And to make it worse, you’ll likely have to use a lot of it on days when the client is off and CGI is not. They’re incredibly cheap. - Bad yearly bonus system that pretty much relies on the entire company’s performance. You probably won’t get a dime. - Unclear expectations from the start. - Hard to move up in the company. I never really saw a path to advancement in my time there. You are a number here. They’re just trying to make you billable regardless of whether your skills and experience fit the role. It seemed worse for recent grads with less experience. They stick you in this generic training program for a couple weeks where you learn nothing and then just dump you into a random opening without your input. A lot of the college hires I met were gone within a few months. Not surprising. Even when they ask for your input on an opening when you’re on the bench, you feel pressured to just go with it so you don’t run up your bench time and get canned. I didn’t feel supported here.

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  8. "Good benefits with a good culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Share Purchase Program and good benefits. Decent healthcare coverage. Corporate Management attempts to engage frequently to get employee suggestions for improvement.

    Cons

    Processes for onboarding are cumbersome at times and there are too many sites used to complete tasks. This isn't an issue for those that have company computers or that work at a CGI site.

  9. "good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CGI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people, humble culture, good place to work

    Cons

    unpredictable hours, if you take on more work its difficult to have personal life

  10. "Great entry level could be better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst 

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Gym, Building, Culture, Cafeteria, Working space

    Cons

    Managers Compensation Workload vs compensation Work life balance Commute

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