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"Great place to work, but software teams need better structure and organization"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Fairfax, VA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

friendly people, decent salary, good benefits

Cons

some upper mgmt (Director and VP levels) are too full of themselves, and need to watch their language in front of others (very unprofessional)

Advice to Management

there are plenty of great leaders at CGI... if you are in management and you're too harsh to your employees, look to the nicer ones to follow their example, it's not that difficult. Also, you should encourage the careers of others without fear of losing your own power/influence on the direction of projects.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

  1. Helpful (6)

    "leave the sinking ship before it's too late"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck (and a mediocre one at that), most of the people are pleasant, work experience to put down on your resume while you search for another one.

    Cons

    Long hrs, there can be long blackouts for vacation time, annual raises are insulting (if you get one at all), depending on the project you might be overloaded with work, no career movement, upper management is clueless, the company did poorly in getting new projects for certain areas so even if you just worked your butt off on your last project you might still be laid off. Bench policy is awful (120 hrs) and severance package is just as bad (2 weeks per every year up to 4 years - so max is 8 weeks of pay). HR is notorious for not announcing changes in their policies so you might find out the hard way that they just found a new way to not give you a severance package.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off the public sector business if you can't get your head out of the clouds and stop chasing after the big $100M+ fish. In such a bad economy, any business is good business, stop turning up your noses at the smaller projects because you can still make some $ at the end of the day.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "CGI Doesn't care about it's emplloyees"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers stick together to complete assignments when put in terrible positions by management.

    Cons

    CGI doesn't not invest or care about it's resources. No time is allocated for training or self improvement. Leadership constantly signs contracts that ties their employees hands and heroic work need to be performed to complete assignments. Employees are not rewarded for personal sacrifices.

    Advice to Management

    Your resources are your most important assets start acting like you care about them.

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