CGI - Highly variable experiences, lots of changes (often unnecessary, in my opinion) | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for CGI
There are newer employer reviews for CGI

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Highly variable experiences, lots of changes (often unnecessary, in my opinion)"

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

I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

They say they care about work/life balance, and company policy seems to reflect that, but account group/project policy is often "meet client demands at any cost, regardless of whether or not it's reasonable."

Cons

Middle/upper management over-promises constantly, leaving the people actually performing project tasks on the hook for unreasonable deadlines and/or impossible requirements.

401(k) matching stinks, too. Absolutely not competitive at all.

Advice to Management

Corporate policies about flexible scheduling and work/life balance need to permeate the company, and not simply be discarded when they're inconvenient.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are assets, not people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BSA in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - BSA in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a solid job and the company is profitable. There is a great mix of older and younger employees so it is easy to identify with others as well as get experience/new perspectives. There are some self-funded company events (you have to pay into them from your paycheck to participate, not mandatory).

    Cons

    Management really dones't care about the wellbeing or growth of their employees. Work/Life balance is non-existant and the company is extremely cheap when it comes to their employees( e.g. giving out a bus/metro schedule to get back from a company holiday party located in outer Fairfax.). Professional Growth is slow and there are not many training opportunities to take advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Start to care about the people that work for you. Its more expensive to make it easy for people to leave, then hire them back as subcontractors from another company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing, but acceptable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ISSO in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - ISSO in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, immediate supervisor and VP were great to work with.

    Cons

    401k is sub-standard.
    The recruiter was unsuccessful in getting managers to respond to recruiting efforts to place me when my contract was de=scoped. This is not a ding on the recruiter but it does not say much about the responsiveness of the Program Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better 401k plan; and encourage Program Managers to either be responsive to retain talent within the company, or to delegate the task if they are too busy.


There are newer employer reviews for CGI
There are newer employer reviews for CGI

See Most Recent

Work at CGI? Share Your Experiences

CGI
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or