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"Plan on Working"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The salary, if you get it coming thru the door otherwise you will never get it unless you attempt to quit.

Cons

They take on more projects/contracts than they have people for and ride all those left to try and cover the load. This forces people to take on more than they should and the work/life balance suffers.

Advice to Management

Pay the people you have and then they won't walk. Then you might have enough people support projects/contracts.

Other Employee Reviews for CGI

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    "No real room for advancement, great first job out of college"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Depending on the project, really great people to work with
    - Great first job out of college that provides you with skills needed in consulting world
    - Pretty good work-life balance
    - Loved the Share Purchase Plan

    Cons

    - Salary is below average. If you are a rockstar and perform well year after year, your yearly raise will still be very low. This provides no real incentive to be a really great performer. Even if you ask for more money and point out the reasons behind it, your increase has already been determined before your salary conversation. If you are in a client-facing position, you have a little more room for negotiation.
    - Depending on where you are located will determine your growth opportunities. If you are not in one of the major metropolitan areas (DC Metro for example), then you will not have a lot of career advancement opportunities. The COE's/OSD's do not provide any growth opportunity unless a senior member moves.

    Advice to Management

    - Try to be more invested in your people. The philosophy is based around an equal focus on clients, members and shareholders. In the past 6 months-year, the focus that should be on the members has completely disappeared.
    - With all of the recent acquisitions over the past few years, you should really work to integrate new members into the CGI culture and be more communicative on changes coming.
    - Bring back the STAR awards. They weren't that big of a deal, but it was nice that there was a recognition program in place for your average employee. With the new model, it's as though only 4 or 5 people get recognized in a company of 69,000+ members.


  2. "Overall decent first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Project depending, there can be a lot of flexibility and, given that this is a large company, lateral mobility is possible. Team size varies but the small teams are vey tight-knit and is a nice transition from a collegiate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Recruiters can be misleading and the business analyst position job description is wildly vague. Moreover, the actual role can vary drastically and it is near impossibly for a new graduate to anticipate what he/she will actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency regarding job descriptions and roles maybe lessen high turnover rate.

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