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CGI Washington DC Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people and projects to stay busy

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid applies perfectly

    Advice to Management

    Think larger picture


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Test in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Test in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good company. Provides exposure to the government projects

    Cons

    Skill based roles are not offered

    Advice to Management

    To offer skill based roles and work


  3. "Great place to start career"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career as a new college hire. Good people, good support system, flexible schedule, stock purchase plan is great!

    Cons

    Can be a shortage of work in some projects leading to idle time, mobility within the company should be made easier. Opportunities to move up are there, but could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more (bonuses and raises should be more frequent). Make it easier to move around.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Financials - Starved for Mid Level Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global perspective, Consulting experience, Rock Solid Operational Expertise

    Cons

    Missing strong leadership in the mid levels, Director, Sr Director


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance and Burnout"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -many projects available across the country and around the globe.
    -I had a great manager who made my experience there as good as possible.
    -Many nice and smart people.

    Cons

    -Work life balance
    -The business unit structure caused ERP implementations to be difficult because every ERP project had a majority of new to ERP members. Always reinventing the wheel on each and every project instead of refining the delivery process every time.
    -burnout

    Advice to Management

    The business unit model incentivizes the business unit to staff projects with their own team members which may not have experience on these types of projects which hurts the project. The ipod/bsod or whatever they are calling it group of ERP experts ends up having to train the local business unit team and then after the project the local business unit people leave the project saying they will never do another ERP project. Meanwhile the ERP experts go onto another project and train another team who will swear of ERP projects in the future. Projects should get easier with time but they don't.


  7. "Some good, some bad, like all big companies"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part, smart, international staff.

    Cons

    HDP health insurance, lack of coordination at times. Too many cooks in the kitchen, so to speak.

    Advice to Management

    It really would take too long to explain. There are some VERY good managers at CGI. But also some VERY poor ones who are in positions to affect a lot of careers.


  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommute is allowed.
    Clean Gym
    Helpful people

    Cons

    Hard to keep work life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't stay too long"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the project, work/life balance exists; company stock matching up to 3%; company matches 50% of 401(k) contributions up to 4%.

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to industry; company went from regular PPO to high-deductible health insurance and it's awful; projects tend to have lots of managers but few specialists and analysts; some project managers expect 60+ hours/week for functional roles on federal projects and brag about their own lack of sleep, family life, and proper diet; you pretty much have to hunt down projects to move to, since opportunities and needs are not posted anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Act upon the salary surveys you conduct and compensate employees properly for their efforts; post notifications of opportunities on other accounts so that employees have a chance to work with various products and processes; emphasize to mid- and lower management that interruptions of work/life balance should be rare and not the norm.


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for the employees and still get the work done. Practice excellent coordination an d communication through WebEx.

    Cons

    No Proper Training and professional growth for employees. Feel stagnant after working for some time.

    Advice to Management

    other than skill soft include some professional trainings for employees at 2 course in 2 years of span.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A relatively good company."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its size and number of contracts generally means a steady stream of opportunities.

    Cons

    Billable, billable and by the way, billable.

    Advice to Management

    Do something about the $4k health insurance deductible.


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