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Updated February 23, 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. "Great place to work"

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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

    Relaxed work environment, good pay, great training

    Cons

    Maybe too relaxed of a climate but that is up to you

  3. "Purchasing Specialist"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work enviroment, Good team building

    Cons

    Health care benefits, remote work

    Advice to Management

    Help better health care and education benefits


  4. "Great place to work with lots of opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible and caring management teams at metros and business unit levels.
    Lots of opportunity to create your own career progression.
    Stock purchase plan with matching stock by company.

    Cons

    Extensive metrics require lots of administration at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Provide more choices for benefits


  5. "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


  6. "Not a good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good for long term.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    As it is good for long term, cannot expect good hike in short period.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on emerging technologies


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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!

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. 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.


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