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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (2)

    "CGI has some promise for new college hires, but veterans should stay away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ESSP is very good at 100% match

    Cons

    Low pay, slow promotion schedule, very little in the way of positive feedback was the standard all four years I worked at the company. I shouldn't need to fight with management to get a raise that beats inflation.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest they work on lowering their costs in other ways than not giving their employees competitive raises.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What people should know before joining CGI. This is a good Canadian company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Or Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant Or Director in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in assignments and workplace location. A lot of different domains one can work in.

    Cons

    Little or no work life balance as with almost all consulting firms. The travel can also get to you after a while. So, know that you may travel up to 100 percent for some assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee retirement options and benefits. Make available better placement options for those consultants who cannot be deployed internally.

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