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Updated January 12, 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. "Business Analyst Position"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth if you seek it

    Cons

    Massive amounts of work during certain periods

  3. "functional business analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    very good environment, rich with learning opportunities and ethics. management team has clear instructions and goal oriented.

    Cons

    the cons are mainly related to the homeland and the regulations for foreign people, since the company needs to sponsor each one of them in order to get their H1B.

    Advice to Management

    i would recommend doing more work at home since everything can be done from the computer.


  4. "Easy starting career"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, low stress, good work-life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    Boring, old technology, business components are more important to the company than software quality

    Advice to Management

    Keep programmers by using new tech and care about software code design quality rather than just the client facing aspects such as minimizing defects


  5. "Human Capital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CGI provides flexibility for working locations.

    Cons

    CGI speaks of an entrepreneurial mindset however this has truly impacted their global mindset. The organization is primarily focused on financials (bookings and profit) but is not engaged in global programs or a global community. They are multi national but global is not their focus. As for HR the career development and career advancement is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and be willing to challenge the status quo and "minds" that are limited with their own experience. Similarly, continue to challenge yourself in learning new innovative approaches to accomplish the "job at hand"


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate IT"

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    Former Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with bright people, and lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Don't bother applying if you are older than 50 as they just recently let go of about 2,500 people to "juniorize" their staff.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great Company..."

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work as a Government Contractor and have been in this position for 12 years. Great benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Because I work onsite with the government I don't get the opportunity to network with other CGI Employers.

  8. "Good Work experience handling Data."

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst/ETL Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst/ETL Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and Always willing to listen to you and appreciation from higher management.

    Cons

    Using only the dedicated process now which needs to be updated.

    Advice to Management

    Explore newer and higher technologies and give more chances to younger workers to explore and enhance in the company.


  9. "Nicest people ever, stable company, great client"

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent leadership
    - Good opportunities for growth
    - Wide range of available projects
    - Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    - Constantly acquiring new companies
    - Integration process never finishes between acquisitions
    - Perpetual alternation between shared services (silo) and centralized model
    - Legacy infrastructure is crufty


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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