CGI Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Dec 11, 2020

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  1. "CGI Lafayette - Great Culture and Opportunities for Growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Great people - great projects - great opportunities

    Cons

    None, but gender parity in senior management needs improvement.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Absolute trash"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's employment and a paycheck. That's about all on the positive side.

    Cons

    Utterly incompetent senior management. Non-technical people making technical decisions. Did I mention incompetent senior management? Add duplicitous: in private: "We fully expect employees to work 55+ hours a week, nothing should get in the way of completing a project and we expect you to forfeit time off to finish those projects" / in public: "...Your health is important and we don't want you working excessive hours, we want you taking time off because you earned it." Garbage insurance plan with a ridiculously high ($4K) deductible. The company saves some money and passes those savings onto the board of directors. No raises. No bonuses. Non-competitive salary offers. Bleeding talent and bringing on subpar sub-contractors to stop the bleeding. Run in the other direction. As fast as possible.

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    "Director, Consulting"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start as a junior consultant

    Cons

    Work / life balance not observed by senior management

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI for more than 5 years

    Pros

    cant think of any pros working here

    Cons

    Bad behavior is rewarded. When senior management was made aware, it was swept under the rug.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work schedules with standard large company issues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Capture Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a large company, there are many opportunities to work on a variety of different projects. There are also many opportunities to work with senior management and people with different skill sets. CGI offers more flexibility in shifting to new roles-technical roles to project management roles, for example. CGI is also very flexible and allows employees to work remotely.

    Cons

    There is a lack of mentoring at CGI so there is a lot of self teaching involved. This is fine if you are lucky enough to get a good manager who can suggest training or if you get on good projects. As with any large company, office politics and relationships with senior management often complicate projects more than necessary.

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  6. "Good people to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company is from Canada so senior management doesn't know how hard people work.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great People Poor Senior Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked primarily across Canada and the people were magnificent.

    Cons

    Senior management, especially out of Montreal, was clubby and clueless.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, bad management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many challenging opportunities so it is rarely stale.

    Cons

    Senior management for some projects are very short-sighted and egocentric.

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    "Started out great, went downhill fast."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Ability to work from home was a bonus.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor raises. High turnover with technical resources and Senior Management. Lack of support by Senior Managers with client issues. With long working hours difficult to take advantage of training programs. Communications between functional teams and Senior Management is poor.

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    "An excellent company for "below average" people."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - It's a good company if you are not a very smart person and not fit for companies like IBM, Accenture, Google, etc. - Generous pay if you are white or worship big bosses

    Cons

    CGI might be a great company, but following observations are based on my experiences in some of the US offices: - Treat "non white" employees as workers and will never give them senior management positions. - Most of the people are average or below average. They are not qualified to successfully deliver large custom software development projects. - Most of their success stories are on the projects where they were sub to companies like IBM and Accenture. - Some of the US offices are run like family owned businesses. Not very professional. - No a process oriented company. I think CGI is a CMMI level 3 company. - And many more when I compare CGI with similar companies. Bottom line - Do not join CGI if you are a smart person and believe in innovation. Do not expect good salary raises and/ or promotion if you are not white or close to senior management.

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