CGI Employee Reviews about "career growth"

Updated Dec 16, 2020

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  1. "Sr.Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start with.. A lot of clients with mixed market. Financial stability

    Cons

    Career growth is limited...Learning opportunity is less..

  2. "Good Co-workers"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Co-Workers and work environment

    Cons

    No support in career growth


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    "Good place to start, but not grow a career"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are some very smart people that work here and gain some valuable career experience. You have the ability to work on some great projects.

    Cons

    Zero company culture and the benefits are way below most our companies, especially medical. They offer some support for career growth as well as personal growth, but at the end of the day all they care about is billable hours. If your not billable, you are terminated. There is a lot of turn over in this company.

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  4. "Decent Company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are flexible with hours and will work with you to make sure you have a good work life balance. They allowed me to work remote fulltime so that I could move with my husband when he received a great opportunity in a different city; however, the benefits for flexible hours and working remote vary from office to office and even from manager to manager.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities for promotion or career growth. Also, you don't have a lot of control over the projects and teams you will be assigned to and it can be hard to get off of one that really doesn't fit your education or passions. Also, because there isn't a lot of room for growth the pay isn't the greatest.

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    "A Stepping Stone"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI for more than a year

    Pros

    Recognizable name for resume. Management doesn't scream to get a message across. A few projects offer decent technical learning opportunities (but not many). Emphasis on work-life balance. Many social activities.

    Cons

    High deductible health plan. Salary and raises are *low* for industry. Most career growth opportunities are for "functional" people. Managers don't scream, but some can be P/A to a degree that borders on pathological. A lot of work is done poorly overseas and/or by highly fragmented teams spanning multiple time zones. Bad communication at all org levels. "Work from home" doesn't always mean the work gets done. Positive annual reviews may require face time at social activities.

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    "Decent starting location"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    CGI Accepts college hires fairly regularly so it's a good way to start getting experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career growth Low Compensation

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  7. "Good Starting Point"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good Starting Point for Recent college graduates Really flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Management structure is constantly changing Limited opportunities for career growth

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    "Masked Bodyshop"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good network of projects, if one is flexible to re-locate or travel

    Cons

    Managers/ Directors: Never meet you 1-on-1 because they have no time from doing their admin work. CGI does not harbor the culture HR: You can never find out who your HR is in the system or unless you ask the account manager. Career Growth: There is nothing called as career growth path, Managers don't know you, they know you only through client, and Managers do not work with you on any issue or provide any guidance or training. There is nothing you can do beyond becoming as a Sr. consultant Health Plans: That was a best thing cgi had to offer but, its at least $10k OOP expense and spouse+ Kids on the plans, as the premiums are engineered, are highly discouraged. There has been a growing resentment amount the CGI members. MSAP reviews : The managers do let you know internally that there is a chance CGI will find out who has given a bad review so, its an indirect way of controlling resources to not talk about issues. Social engagements: These are all forced, and the pictures we see on social media are when consultants are forced to step out, take a picture, and none of the consultants have real relation or connection to the work/cause they they are pictured for. One of the biggest reason is CGI's focus is on external appearance and does NOT harbor any internal networking/engagements.

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  9. "CGI Review"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Limited career growth or opportunities.

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    "New Grads Stay Away!"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They dont really think that highly of you, thus you dont get that much work. Simple work, nothing hard, always give you instructions on what to do. Thus, you have even more time to just do whatever you want since nothing is hard. Good benefits for people with families

    Cons

    no career growth opportunities. From seeing the environment here, this is a place you want to be where you only care about making money and supporting a family. For younger people like myself, be prepared to use 10 year old technology, and others which make you laugh when your manager says there are a lot of career growth opportunities. Salary was low, but after being here for a bit, understandable why. Manager has constantly asked me to stay after work hours to work, has asked me to stay on weekends every now and then, as well as told me to eat as little as possible as time is valuable. With literally barely any work given, why on earth do I need to put in all of those extra hours? When he asked me to come in on the weekend, he told me yeah you'll probably just be sitting on your computer doing nothing always but i still want you to come in. For the love of all that is good, stay away and pray for me that I can find a job soon so I can shove a big fat resignation letter with "I quit" in a font size of 72.

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