CGI Group
3.0 of 5 1,110 reviews
www.cgi.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

CGI Group Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.0 1,110 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

CGI Group President, CEO, and Director Mike Roach

Mike Roach

(484 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work culture, work life balance and co-workers, Employees are treated very well"
    in 70 reviews
  • "I get to work from home without burdensome managers' administrative requirements"
    in 61 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance difficult to achieve for most"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Career growth as slow as no growth at all"
    in 28 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for less than a year

Proscolleagues are kind and patient

Conssometimes schedule of project is tight

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group

ProsGreat premises and working from home concept is awesome.

Conssometime there is a communication gap from HRs

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Well oriented

Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a Candian Company that is growing fast with a good share value. Many opportuny exist at CGI and they are many new contract.

ConsThe salary and the bonus is a little bit low compare to other company. Even if the company is doing really good on the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture and the dream are well communicated across CGI. However, it's important that the employees feel that they are important for the business and not only paid to work harder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience!

Co-op Student (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at CGI Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsChallenging, fast paced environment for a co-op student. I got to work with other students and made a lot of friends. Campus recruiting process was positive and painless. It's a great place for exposure to the IT consulting industry.

ConsSometimes there are extremely long hours for co-op students. The office is quiet like a library so it's a little awkward talking to other people sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Constant bottom-line focus and they don't practice what they preach.

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at CGI Group full-time for less than a year

ProsBrand name recognition on the resume as a major consulting firm.

ConsManagement was dysfunctional. They do a lousy / non-existent job at change management when they take on a new client for outsourcing. Everyone from legacy firm was confused and subsequently angry with CGI as an organization. Their internal SharePoint site was the slowest one I've ever used.

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize proper change management processes when you take on an outsourcing arrangement. Give your staff proper tools and support.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience, poor benefits and management

Senior Consulting Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Halifax, NS

I worked at CGI Group full-time for more than 3 years

Prosworkplace flexibility. Learned how things can go badly and what not to do.

Conspoor benefits package, low salary
very little overall management, HR
indifferent and/or negative attitude in environment
lack of personal investment in success by employees overall
poor work/life balance

Advice to Senior Managementinvest in those who are employed within your BU both financially and personally. Support career growth, and listen to feedback from current workforce. The problem isn't at the company level its at the local level.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Help Desk Support (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

Prosopportunity to start, good location

Conssalaries not excellent and no evolution for the future, no one stays there

Advice to Senior Managementpay more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CGI Group

ProsGood Atmosphere, People were very nice. Good location as it is at Eaton Centre

ConsManagement felt too high there sometimes. Worked long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Run fast, run

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Charlottetown, PE

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNone that I can think of. There are lots of promises and "You are the owner..." but you're nobody really. It started as a great opportunity but company (at least the PE office) kept losing business.

ConsWork life balance is terrible. Employees are unappreciated and no raises were given to non-management employees in years. I am talking from experience at PEI Canada office, the senior management there is horrible. They come and go when they like and when they're there, they act like they own the place.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of laying off good staff, look into the management and HR. Thanks to management (PEI), big contracts were lost and innocent employees paid the price. Director is still buying expensive toys and acts as an cowboy there. HR is no better. It's a shame.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's ok.

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at CGI Group full-time for more than a year

ProsCan't think of anything other than getting a paid. The people like yourself that are here due to opportunity limitations.

ConsPay, respecting life / work balance, lack of dedication to standards.

Advice to Senior Managementnone. Nature of the business. large company. Moving up, everyone is a Director of consulting...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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