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"IT Consulting in Fairfax"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible working hours for the consultants

Cons

Compensation to the CGI Employess

Advice to Management

Fair compensation

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Need to remove people who can't produce at their current level."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    multiple locations
    reasonable salary
    Benefits are reasonable for consulting.
    Will let you work flexible hours.
    US staff is isolated from Montreal

    Cons

    It depends on the project you are on, some are great, some are just mismanaged, poor management is tolerated.
    Getting promoted is based on being on the right project, if they are growing you can get promoted.
    too many people are promoted and then can't produce, need to have a review structure in place to remove them or demote them.
    Montreal Management, while successful, do not understand how to make the US consulting more successful
    CGI does not have strong C-level access at the companies they work for, so they tend to get more technical and minor consulting gigs, unlike Accenture or IBM.
    Strong outsourcing focus, yet they are very weak in the field.
    If you are not on a project, you have two weeks to find a new role, otherwise you are laid off. Dumb to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of people who can't produce at their level. maybe get rid of the bottom 2% every year.


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    "An up and coming IT consulting firm looking to outpace the typical incumbents such as Accenture."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a rising IT Consulting firm looking to compete against the big boys. This means more immediate career opportunity than working for firms like Accenture or Booz Allen but it also means the culture suffers a bit from an inferiority complex. If you're looking to grow your career quickly at a reputable firm then CGI might be the right choice.

    Cons

    The cost cutting culture affects day to day life by sucking some of the fun out of the environment. When compared to non-consulting examples (Google, Microsoft, etc) thing seem drab and boring. It wouldn't hurt to spend a few dollars here and there making the overall day-to-day office life a bit more enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit!

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