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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "BD rep sells $260m Single award IDIQ and gets fired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing, this company destroy's BD people.

    Cons

    A Vice President from the Stanley acquisition who drove the entire effort at Department of State for a $260m Single Award IDIQ was fired moments after the submission to the Federal Government because he hadn't "sold" anything else in 18 months. His entire job was to drive this single opportunity. He did, CGI at the last minute had to make the flip to a sub role because of this VP's knowledge of the opportunity. CGI STILL WON the opportunity but the VP was fired just after the submission to the government. How poorly short-sighted.

    Advice to Management

    Start to really learn what BD is all about. You don't have a clue.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CGI Federal - a good place to leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing much to say here. Infighting, poor management, favoritism and nepotism.

    Cons

    Create a situation that makes people want to work for you for longer than 6 months. Perhaps then there would not be such terrible turnover on your federal contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Your employees are you greatest asset and if you don't treat them properly, they will move on.

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