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Updated October 19, 2017
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • Poor work life balance specially if you are in support projects (in 107 reviews)

  • politics inside the organization and career growth (in 103 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Business Applications Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Applications Developer in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Business Applications Developer in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, very helpful, intelligent coworkers, very friendly enivironment, work life balance is great with flexible schedule

    Cons

    I don't have any at the moment maybe a faster way to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and keep the great culture


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is really good and if you are with a good department and group the learning opportunities are endless. They do provide a tuition reimbursement program once you put in 12 months at the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes people are not a good fit with their teams but that is just the nature of business. The health care benefits are industry standard but not the best right now, probably due to the US govt currently debating healthcare plans and issues.

    Advice to Management

    I would keep encouraging employees to do their best, work hard, and continue to reward good work where good work is done. Salary increases and teamwork are encouraged in my team and i think this should be a company-wide policy.

  3. "Good Starting Point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good Starting Point for Recent college graduates
    Really flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Management structure is constantly changing
    Limited opportunities for career growth


  4. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is decent, not overly grandiose but not too shabby. Large company so lots of internal opportunities you hear about and in different fields relating to IT (or business, if that's the side you're on, I'm on the technical side)

    Cons

    It's one of the 'weaker' companies compared to its competitors like Accenture, Deloitte, PwC etc. But hey maybe you'll get there one day

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Also some things could be better organized but eh


  5. "Sr.Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start with.. A lot of clients with mixed market. Financial stability

    Cons

    Career growth is limited...Learning opportunity is less..


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for entry level
    Sick leave does not count against annual leave balance
    Respectful peers and managers
    Mature business processes and competitive solutions

    Cons

    They do not provide a salary increase with promotions
    Lack of formal or informal mentoring

    Advice to Management

    Groom your junior resources for success and reward job promotions with compensation adjustments, especially if the individual is in the lower spectrum of the pay scale.


  7. "Good company overall"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Solid methodologies
    Good customer relations
    Respectful management
    Telework is encouraged, if applicable to the position and if it does not interfere with the client mission
    Generous sick leave policy: sick days do not count against annual leave

    Cons

    Need to mentor junior staff members. Period.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent pool.

  8. "Excellent Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with CGI for 6 years and have had an excellent experience with excellent managers.

    Cons

    Restructuring/reorganizations seem to be common.


  9. "Great company if you're billable"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead & Sales Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Lead & Sales Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great for IT professionals and developers

    Cons

    Not great for support functions


  10. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many different projects with CGI all around the world, if one doesn’t work for you, more than likely another one will.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job itself can be confusing because the clients require this or that, and the communication between the 2 can be confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having weekly team meetings and keep up with your own work.


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