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Updated September 17, 2018
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 132 reviews)

  • "Career growth is less unless until you get a good" (in 116 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "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. "Great Company, does things right"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Does the things for employees and customers that are common sense and you should do. Which is rarer than you would think

    Cons

    none so far everything is good

    Advice to Management

    keep on, keeping on

  3. "Good Company , Big politics for promotion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    good company, lot of projects, good benefits

    Cons

    politics for promotion and salary


  4. "Great and challenging experience"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Belton, TX
    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Belton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is growth where you put in the work.

    Cons

    None so far that I can tell.


  5. "Good Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional, friendly work enviornment

    Cons

    Not so much incentives for employees

    Advice to Management

    Need some incentives when the employees did good work.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Steady Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Steady career, great salary, great benefits, work from home option (huge plus).

    Cons

    Recent initiative to bring work-from-home employees back into the office is a huge negative. A large part of CGI's workforce are millennials and they are expecting to be able to have flexible working options. Let's face it, we all work behind a screen. What is the reason for needing to be in the office?

    Advice to Management

    Keep work-from-home an option.


  7. "Great Place to work Expensive Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst/Consultant in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst/Consultant in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a great trainer who really cares about us new hires
    Lots of room for lateral movement
    Great Starting Pay for a Junior Dev

    Cons

    Health Insurance is expensive, and has a high deductible
    Can't hope for meaningful raises unless you leave and come back
    Lack of communication at times

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and communication

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    80-100% travel for consultant work. The usual- expense account (project dependent), airline miles, hotel points, etc.
    Sometimes able to work from home

    Cons

    Lack of corporate consistency. Lack of training opportunities. No bonus or incentives. No sense of recognition and achievement due to limited number roles in company. Title raises with no salary bump.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CGI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, various products, great company to start your career.

    Cons

    3 week bench and you're out... people get passed on promotions because of who they work for and some people get promoted and don't deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    retain and train your good employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "M&A company. Great if you are a PM, bad if you are BD, Sales, or especially Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very PM-oriented company. Great methodologies and implementation and PM structure. Can't get much better.
    Also they are very M&A oriented. Organic growth just doesn't come easily to these guys. This is due to the regionalized and decentralized organizational structure. What they do is mostly at regional or local levels, not national or global.
    Decent employee stock purchase plan and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Lousy when it comes to rewarding employees. Raises are few (if ever). Bonuses haven't been doled out for going on 3 years.
    If you are in sales or BD, they have one of the worst compensation structures out there. Its almost like they don't want to sell anything - just acquire other companies. Commissions are rarely paid out and even then only reluctantly.

    Don't believe the website when it comes to CGI's offerings when it boils down to a local level. Most offerings on the website are only available in select areas around the world and not locally.

    Also the health plan stinks.

    Advice to Management

    Despite the metric to keep voluntary turnover low - not enough is being done about it. And mostly its compensation related.


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