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satisfied but disappointed

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Current Employee - Programmer
Current Employee - Programmer

I have been working at GFI Informatique

Pros

wide variety of work, professional office, respectful staff, modern office, good base salary, stable middle management. modern equipment, laptops, cell phones, unimpeeded internet access, easy access to transit, close to post secondary institutions, some educational assistance

Cons

complex work, lack of understanding of work complexity by senior management, poor benefits, language barrier, frequent changes in ownership, long work hours, short vacation time, time sheets, senior management makes workers feel that they are machines there to do a job not as individuals with individual needs and concerns. There are few perks for line staff, no subsidy of sports tickets, no arts programme, maternity limited to what is required by government

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give all the employees a sense of ownership, by actually giving them ownership, either directly, or via profit sharing.

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14 Other Employee Reviews for GFI Informatique (View Most Recent)

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    Bad management and even worse internal procedures. Average salary and benefits for a contracting company.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Valbonne (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Valbonne (France)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - average salary and benefits
    - good CE (but it couldn't be the case anymore since a few months)
    - good language courses in the package

    Cons

    - Very bad experience with holidays and internal procedures: the rules (I unfortunately discovered late) say "90+ days notice for standard leaves, 7+ days notice for RTT days and up to 30 days after the request to get a positive or negative feedback". You can't basically get days off the first year without a "proper justification".
    - For a 5 days leave I had to wait 3 weeks for a feedback...
    - I also got rejected (after 40 days!) 8 days of unpaid leave for unofficial healthcare reasons, even though I had the approval of the client, I provided a plan of using them in the following 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - improve day by day communication with employees
    - consider relaxing the 90+ days notice constraint for holidays
    - consider allowing the use of holidays as soon as they are accumulated, without any sort of "justification"
    - consider discussing with employees before rejecting few unpaid leaves if justified and approved by the client

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good opportunity to Grow

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    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits.
    Strong and Stable company, reliable.
    Has strong partners in both the public and private sector, so you will get a job guaranteed in the most prominent players in the market.
    Good Work-Life Balance.
    People are nice to work with.
    A Good training and certification program in place

    Cons

    The lack of projects made me staying with the company no longer possible.
    Promotions are hard to get and raises based on merit and performance are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work you are doing in making this company big, however keep an eye on the workforce and invest in designing an effective career planning program. The most common question made in Interviews is: Where are you planning to be 5 years from now.. Just think about the answer carefully and don't stop asking this question after the interview.

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