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"Very demanding company but compensation good. Work-life balance & job security not good."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very challenging and dynamic work. You have opportunity to quickly take on roles of increasing responsibility. Consult on different types of projects at different companies. Compensation package is pretty good (high salaries, profit participation, matching 401k up to a %, stock purchase plan w/ company match up to a %, decent amount of vacation days plus comp time and flextime, and other benefits (medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, etc.)).

Cons

Can be extremely stressful and too demanding. Project work is often a baptism by fire -- need to quickly figure things out and always present yourself as an expert to the client. Work days are very long. Need to be ready and willing to work on travel assignments (for example, on a travel assignment, you could be away from home Monday through Thursday or Friday (company pays for hotel, travel, and meals) for the duration of the project. Travel assignments can put a strain on family and personal life. There is a 3-week bench policy which means when you finish on client engagement, you need to be staffed on another client engagement in three weeks. Otherwise, you likely will be laid-off.

Advice to Management

Be more loyal to your employees and treat them more like professional human beings and less like work horses.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. "Some days it's great, some days it's not"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility they provide is amazing and the ability to work from home is amazing.

    Cons

    Lack of organization of management is a huge turn off.
    The salary is low considering the amount of work some members put in.
    The same select few always get selected for special projects or receive recognition.


  2. "Not a good fit from the beginning"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Numerous online and in-person training opportunities
    Remote work encouraged
    Locations worldwide

    Cons

    Emphasis on rigid Quality Assurance Process makes meeting deadlines a huge challenge
    Little corporate tolerance for learning curve for new employees
    "After business hours" doesn't exist - availability expectations not made clear
    Transient work environment makes for cold, commuter spaces

    Advice to Management

    Be more accepting of outsiders - new ideas can be a good thing

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