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CGI Washington DC Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hired for Management and told differently after arriving.- Favortism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Employee Assistance, nice projects and work life balance.

    Cons

    Favoritism and small groups of cultural friends that management of similar culture helps out while others get left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Verify the project and make sure it is culturally diverse. Find out why the position is open.


  2. "Federal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managers, good coworkers, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Hands off management, un clear work responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more training


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier2 Manager/Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Tier2 Manager/Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company they work with you and promote a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Insurance is really high. You'll pay more for less.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and find a better insurance policy. Don't do the bear minimum as required by the new Federal Government standards.


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  5. "Typical Beltway Consultancy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    CGI Federal works with you and tries to promote work life balance. The degree of work life balance and flexibility varies by manager and project. Often you can work from home multiple days per week.

    Cons

    No organized training or career path guidance.

    Does not invest in employees. Planning for projects that are ending or scaling down could be better. Before your project ends or down sizes, you to already have a plan. Assistance in finding your next project is variable as is the time to find your next project.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees. Every employee should have a real training plan and career path guidance. A perfunctory entry on an annual review is not a substitute.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work environment continues to worsen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    The company has grown and in the process they have completely forgotten how to treat members. Rather than prompting from within, they go outside and bring in new people, and leave experienced, hard working members feeling defeated and frustrated. Communication is severely lacking, management makes changes and informs members 30-60 days later. The company has a feedback program called MSAP, and ask for member input in their strategic development, yet they don't appear to do anything with the feedback through either of these programs, complaints and requests for improvements in the working environment are ignored. Management is completely out of touch with members and their day-to-day work.

    Advice to Management

    When you asked members for feedback, actually listen and make changes. Promote from within, provide valuable feedback and instruction so that current members can improve and excel. Improve communication! Value members.


  7. "Keep the same base pay for years, just market adjustment no hikes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    flexible work options, work life balance

    Cons

    no bonuses, hikes are low, no promotions


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure I'd be here if I started over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Director of Consulting Services in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Little supervision, no real standards, mentoring, counseling and professional development no existent. Good from the standpoint it is difficult to be let go. Would prefer RITing rather than firing.

    Cons

    More management, less leadership. Guess the pros could be considered more like cons. Federal promotes from the old AMS ranks and doesn't train or designate next in line folks. Every time a manager leaves, real struggle to find a replacement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to lead, be able to make decision in a timely manor and hold people accountable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home is allowed. Good last job if you just want to cruise to retirement.

    Cons

    No direction from management - hit or miss on management. Old boys club. Management will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat to save their own skin. No job stability. You have 2 weeks to find your own job after a project ends. No placement assistance. Worst HR ever! Medical insurance is high deductible ($3500 for an individual). Extremely old school.


  10. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Great balance between work and personal life. Management allows you to telework if your project allows you to. Can move from one project to another.

    Cons

    Can't really move up the ladder. Stuck as a consultant title for 4-5 years until senior consultant. Salary can be better and bonus. If tyou move from one project to another within the company, your salary stays the same.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "CGI will destroy itself, of that I am convinced!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good. The stock purchase program is decent.

    Cons

    Where to start? Never have I worked for a company so internally dysfunctional. I am honestly surprised they make money. You can literally work here, get paid very well, and do nothing. It's impossible to get rid of underperformers as a manager, the only time people go is when a contract is lost. It's very aggregating to say the least!

    Advice to Management

    Fix HR, your company is a charity to the underachievers. I've been in this industry for over 20 years, worked for large and small companies. Never have I come across so many inept people. Mind boggling!



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