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Nice work place

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Current Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC
Current Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC

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

Pros

Nice environment to work, nice opportunities, great team good advantage, nice culture, lots of different projects

Cons

Salary is below average, big business so management is long, can take time to have answer on personal request

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Does not respect workforce

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at CGI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good team
    - Some interesting projects
    - Competitive share purchase plan
    - Own and support some good IP

    Cons

    - Cannot log overtime if not authorized, no overtime pay for management (despite working beyond the 40 hr workweek)
    - Leaders are hired, not nurtured from within
    - The best talent and leadership has left the organization - mostly voluntary.
    - Poor communication
    - No training unless you are on the bench. Then they train you on how to interview and how to write your resume.
    - Known to put long-standing employees on temporary layoff, without pay, for up to 6 months and avoid severance pay. Does it in a way that it does not become public knowledge.
    - Hyper political. If you are not liked by management and senior management, your working career with CGI could be hell.
    - Employees hired to support projects that are not in-house. Some barely ever set foot in a CGI building.
    - Salary is not competitive.
    - Family-run oligarchy. Unqualified personnel in lofty positions by virtue of their family relationship with the founder of the organization.
    - Constant cost-cutting and cost avoidance has led to a loss of social programs and office space.
    - New employee onboarding poor. Technical staff can't keep up with the turnaround and new hires, so new equipment takes abnormally long to get to new employees.
    - Lies and competition are the order of the day, so that leaders look good in the eyes of their superiors while middle-management and non-management scramble to pick up the pieces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever you can to retain the talent that still exists there. Strive to make your non-management employees happy again. Take financial risk for the sake of your employees. Train them on future technologies. Enable them to be successful. Today it looks like you don't care about them, and they will continue to leave. Don't forget: in the world of consulting, your people are your asset. At present, it appears as though your assets are dwindling. Your current and prospective clients know this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not that bad, its ok.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at CGI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good management
    Good structure
    Possiblity to go everywhere you want in the company
    Good adventages

    Cons

    Salary is not that good
    Strange piss-contest from other team
    Starting salary has been iced since 5 year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary procedure and promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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