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Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best career move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Stock Purchase Plan, competitive salaries, excellent dental plan (even ortho is partially covered), generous PTO & federal holidays for government support consultants

    Cons

    lack of communication from upper management, high deductible health insurance plans


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Not too much weekend work.

    Cons

    Low touch , self-service HR,

  3. "Director, Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Consulting Services
    Former Employee - Director of Consulting Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    5th largest independent IT services company worldwide, global presence, solid financial performance, grows both organically and through acquisition, serves a multitude of vertical markets, favors a client-proximity model.

    Cons

    Brand recognition depends on the market being served; benefits package, while competitive, has some non-standard components that do not necessarily meet the expectations of some US-based employees. Prone to restructuring/layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Stress more loyalty to your employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My small consulting firm was bought by CGI. Insurance benefits were comparable. Matching 401K and matching stock purchase are nice additions to base salary.
    Salary competitive. Management seems competent.
    Growing business plan seems effective.

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy and inability to change things, consistent with a very large company. Probably much worse in the Federal division.
    Forced to convert to salary from hourly after acquisition of my consulting company. Initial conversion offer was terrible! After negotiation was competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Please work to reduce the bureaucracy.


  5. "Bait and Switch Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits package was awesome and the people I worked with are very friendly.

    Cons

    The team that I worked with were interviewed for one position and hired for a different position. We were also put in a position to fail as we were all mis-hired for the job. No one on the team had the correct experience and some did not have the drive to want to work there. All in all we were pet rocks that did an amazing disservice to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people for the position they interviewed for and understand who you need to hire before putting out the job requisition.


  6. "Technical Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other friday of depending on client location

    Cons

    Lot's of work politics in this company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Run Far! Run Fast!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job (if your goal is to do as little as possible in exchange for your paycheck). Expectations are low and most of the staff seems to have mindsets from the mid-90's in technology best practices.

    Cons

    This is the most disorganized and outdated company I have ever worked at. Resources are outdated or nonexistent, workflows don't exist. Due to few resources, projects aren't managed well (no project management tools), most of the employees have been at CGI for years and are set in their ways, and so. much, bureaucracy. Ancient equipment: Ex. Laptops that are bigger and bulkier than my Freshman year computer from 12 years ago. Take a look at their outdated website and that demonstrates how CGI runs: outdated with no value or investment in its products or employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and embrace current technologies so employees can do perform their job functions. It's ironic this is an IT consulting business, yet employees' can't do basic functions such as access email without a daily hurdle.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, secure, but unrewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    CGI is growing quickly and is very stable. Culture is flexible.

    Cons

    The lack of recognition, pay, and being appreciated does not match the level of effort put forth by dedicated members. Senior leadership pushes initiatives that are supposed to drive creativity and sense of ownership but the leadership often gives the awards to each other. Middle management is pretty much clueless. They kill morale, they have no vision, they take credit for their members work, and they cause more problems than they are worth.


  9. "Good company to work with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Functional Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Functional Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work from home time. Decent projects to work on.

    Cons

    Salary for position not upto competitive market.

    Advice to Management

    Need promotions to be done on Experience and not based on personal bias.


  10. "Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    good to work in CGI

    Cons

    lake of career increase but will make something soon

    Advice to Management

    nothing at this time but will make something very soon


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