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"Great for fresh college graduates for a few years"

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Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flex and comp time, friendly people, colleagial environment, work hours are not too bad, generous vacation policy, nice location. Reasonable salary at very manageable hours. Good compensation package (dental, medical). Flexible cultur e.

Cons

lack of career path, most clients are in Government, need to expand to other commercial sectors such as financial services, tele com, health care, transportation. Sell themselves as 'business' consulting but in reality they only do IT consulting. Lack of positioning agains competitors such as accenture or kpmg. Jobs sometimes are not challenging. Management lack of focus on how to position itself as a value added partner.

Advice to Management

Be strategic. Expand to other industries that are less dependent on the government sector

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Consulting in Fairfax"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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