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"Software development body shop"

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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Relatively stress-free projects, decent bonuses, good benefits

Cons

Lack of innovation
Lack of client interaction (most project teams based away from clients)
Not a true consulting firm (selling code to clients rather than solving problems with their processes/organization)
Poor raises
Lack of growth opportunities for mid-level professionals
Staff crammed into small cubes/spaces to fit more people
Upper management generally not willing to invest in staff seeking further education/certifications

Advice to Management

Give staff clear paths for advancement... consider an "up or out" approach to avoid stagnation

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career, but no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good salaries, considering where the office is located
    - Great place to work directly out of college
    - Flexible hours
    - Telecommute options
    - Great benefits
    - Great work/life balance
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - No chance for career growth unless you are in the Fairfax office (5+ years for promotion, even for a regular top performer)
    - Upper management tends to forget that the remote offices and team members exist
    - Raises are low (3% - 4%), even for top performers
    - Location of important company information changes regularly (at least 3 times in the time I have been with CGI Federal)
    - Remote offices don't receive the same benefits as the Fairfax office: no (or boring, half planned) events, sub-par equipment and facilities, no cafeteria, no snacks or drinks, drip coffee as opposed to single serve machines with K-Cups, etc. Many small things but they combine to make remote members feel less appreciated.
    - No chance to interact with clients

    Advice to Management

    Equalize how you treat members who aren't in Fairfax. Remote members have as much (and often more) experience and we are well aware of how we are second class citizens at CGI. The remote offices are not staff augmentation, we are staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are good to work with, the company has the standard benefits, the management is about normal, it's part of a larger company and you can get a job elsewhere if you don't like it where you are at.

    Cons

    The company is financially driven and doesn't necessarily do things in the best interest of the employees, job titles don't follow the job.

    Advice to Management

    Why is a software developer called a consultant? Titles do mean something to individuals. The upper management should realize that the finance department does not always make the best decisions.

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