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Updated February 20, 2018
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  1. Featured Review

    "Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Lexington Park, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits: TA, SPP, and other standard benefits, Excellent work environment

    Cons

    No christmas bonus. Small contracts have no personnel advancement opportunities.


  2. "CONSULTANT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    Not having anything at present

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sick leave, flex time, culture

    Cons

    Kind of low starting vacation days


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good flexibility for better work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation seems a bit lacking.


  5. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Government Contractor/Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Government Contractor/Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was at a government agency, & I had amazing managers. They advocated for me, encouraged me, and made sure that good work was noticed and affirmed. CGI in general also has great benefits. I would still be there, but had to resign for personal reasons.

    Cons

    Because they are limited by the government contract, raises are basically a pipe dream. Not really something CGI can change, but it’s unfortunate.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity if you're out of college or between jobs

    Diversity in our office is prevalent and not contrived like in many places

    Cons

    Glorified mailroom

    Benefits are flat out awful and, if possible, you might be better off without any.

    No upward mobility. If you have aspirations to do anything with your career, don't get stuck here.

    Salary far below market value for management, reportedly 20.5% lower than market value. That's embarrassing and disgusting in this day and age!

    No recognition for management. I mean none!

    Advice to Management

    Too late to ask you to care about your people and do the right thing. Lost cause!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but lacks diversity at all levels"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to my home. This company is using lots of new and cool technology

    Cons

    Not much diversity; moreover, one can planly see it's not part of the plan. The Lafayette office is 95% white. Ever see a successful technology company that is 95% white?

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your technology division. All major tech companies have largely been successful on the basis of collaboration and diversity. I saw none of this during my tenure with CGI.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID joining the companies we acquire"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of money. 401k is good, not great. I struggle to thing of anything else to add.

    Cons

    The pace at which companies are being acquired is ruining the culture, and as a result CGI is continuing to lose some great minds.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your health care benefits and stop trying to manipulate the new hires by claiming it is so great.
    Also, the acquisition pace of looking to acquire one company per month in 2018 is causing great talent to start job hunting; you might want to reconsider this goal.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had a good benefit package

    Cons

    The didn't do much for employee retention


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Troy, AL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Troy, AL

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good place to START a career and to maybe end one. For those who are coming right out of college it's a good place to learn the skills you'll need to start a career in a corporate setting. The people (depending on what team you're on) are also welling to lend a hand to help you learn and understand your work.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is almost non existent. The Troy Offices are quickly becoming nothing more then a call center with only a few business analysts and Technical works still working there. Pay is FAR bellow market value and management does not seem to care. Management says Work/Life balance is important to them but some jobs require 12+ hour work days for months on end, leaving NO room for work/life balance.


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