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"Overall, CGI Group is a great company to work for with a great community of people. I would refer others to apply!"

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Current Employee - Analyst in Troy, AL
Current Employee - Analyst in Troy, AL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible, promote career growth, benefits, travel potential, can work remotely (in most instances), foster member engagements, referral bonus programs

Cons

Offices placed specifically to pay less to employees for positions worth a lot more, lack of communication, ever changing environment

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Challenging projects at good clients (sometimes)
    -Decent starting pay
    -Good healthcare benefits until 2014 and decent amount of vacation
    -the stock matching of 3% is nice. Not sure if that will continue in 2014.

    Cons

    -Does not value employees at all. CGI acts like a contracting firm. As long as you are pulling income for the company, they are not concerned about your career growth or if you even want to be at that project.
    -3 week bench policy and then you will need to find employment elsewhere
    -2014 health insurance plans do not pay for anything (including PCP visits) until you meet the deductible
    -Promotions are on the basis of internal favoritism, so that even if the client is consistently providing stellar feedback on your performance and giving you increasing levels of responsibility, CGI will find ways to deny your a promotion or a raise.
    -Bonuses & raises are based on a division performance. Divisions are done geographically, so you could have a lot of low margin performers, while your projects are some of the most profitable and as a result get little or no raise/bonus

    Advice to Management

    Value your people or we will leave. Stop cutting costs at the expense of the employee. You can no longer dream of competing with IBM, Accenture, or any of the major consulting firms. When your good people go, you will no longer maintain the brand and loose major clients if you no longer have good people to send to clients.


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    "Good first employer, decent long term."

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is fairly flexible with work/life balance.
    There are some great projects with great management that can make you really enjoy your daily work.

    Cons

    Experience with the company entirely relies on the project you land on, many projects are long term and movement between projects can be nonexistent at times.
    The company is very slow to "cut the fat" and often those less than stellar employees cause a lot of extra work or headaches for the top performers that the company has kept around.
    The company definitely feels like you're just another grunt in a large consulting firm without much feel for the rest of the company.
    Company culture is almost nonexistent but they attempt to retain some socialization with a social club.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on compensating your top talent better and work to maintain more of your talent instead of losing them in the 2-3 year range only to repeat the new employee training cycle. This will lift up your overall work force morale and improve performance.

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