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"Decent starting salary and good work life balance but don't expect many advancement opportunities"

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Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Starting pay was decent, work life balance is great, people are good

Cons

Low annual raises, minimal opportunity for advancement, workload increases do not correspond with pay increases

Advice to Management

Make annual raises more competitive and offer more opportunity for advancement

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. "Not too shabby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since they have such diverse work there is good opportunity to try different roles without leaving the company, good work life balance on most projects.

    Cons

    Not lots of opportunity to move upwards if you aren't in Fairfax and even then its hard with such a flat organization to reward top performers with promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The culture isn't very accepting of teleworkers and people in offices outside of Fairfax, yet we are encouraged to telework and hire members in remote "centers of excellence". Provide training for managers on managing a geographically dispersed team.


  2. "If you don't mind being a cog..."

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CGI is a large company with enough money to operate well into the future. Because of the size, individual impact is low, making job security high as well as having a structure that makes it easy to have a long term career given your desire to be complacent with slow growth and managed responsibilities.

    Cons

    Because of the large business, getting noticed as a top performer is a painful process. You have to be good and put in your time. The jobs are often boring and they tend to pigeonhole individuals to suit the business needs even if that person is a rockstar.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drastically underpaying entry positions. The employee burn rate is so tremendously high because newly grads are forced to work for pay that is roughly at the bottom of their field for ridiculous hours and a painfully slow growth and transfer program.

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