GFI Informatique Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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GFI Informatique Président Directeur Général Vincent Rouaix
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  1. Application Programmer

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    Former Employee - Applications Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Applications Programmer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at GFI Informatique

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - They will pay training when needed
    - You might have the chance to stay at home doing nothing because they don't have any project, but will be paid

    Cons

    - Salary is low
    - Client is always right, don't have much to say about the project you are working on

  2. satisfied but disappointed

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    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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

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  5. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. senior software developer

    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good friends and good mangers relation

    Cons

    work in university education managment

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employee

  7. Good if you like laying arround

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    Former Intern - Programmer Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Intern - Programmer Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Compensation was above average

    Cons

    - Lack of training
    - Some under performing colleagues
    - No career path defined

    Advice to Management

    - Produce a well described career path
    - Give more training
    - Do not put people on projects without previous knowing if they have the required skills

  8. Average

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of varied work. I can't complain about repetition after 3+ years.

    Cons

    Depends on the projects and clients. It wouldn't surprise me they put you in underestimated projects where in the end you'll be working endless hours including weekends with a ridiculous compensation for it.

    Advice to Management

    Estipulate real compensations for those who give up their personal life trying to push the projects forward.

  9. bonne ambiance mais manque de reconnaissance et d

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    La localisation et les horaires

    Cons

    Salaire est faible et pas'vraiment d'augmentation

  10. Je travaille chez GFI Informatique à plein temps depuis 15 ans

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    La paye qui arrive à date fixe.

    Cons

    Des financiers qui dirigent une entreprise ne pensent qu'à une chose: comment se remplir les poches. Les clients sont les principaux lésés dans cette vision à très court terme. On oublie les augmentations, les primes et autres, tout part chez les actionnaires.

  11. Écosystème solide pour les techniciens Solid ecosystem for techies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Partenariats forts avec Microsoft, Oracle, SAP et les grands acteurs en général.

    Possibilité de travailler sur les dernières tendances technologiques (par exemple : cloud computing, mobilité).

    Large palette de rôles et de responsabilités envisageables.

    Strong partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and the big players in general
    Opportunity to work on the latest technological trends (eg. cloud computing, mobility)
    Large array of possible functions and responsibilities
    Good customer base (public sector, industry, banks, ...)

    Cons

    Guidée par le profit, mais avec une vision trop restreinte, pas de stratégie à long terme claire.

    Management instable, manque de leadership.

    Quand vous trouverez votre place dans la machine (si vous la trouvez), attendez-vous à y rester un bout de temps.

    Pas vraiment d'offre de conseils (essentiellement par manque de rentabilité)

    Profit-driven but too short-sighted; no clear long-term strategy
    Unstable management, lack of leadership
    If and when you find your place in the machine, expect to remain there for a while
    No real consulting offer (mostly because of lack of profitability)

    Advice to Management

    Les affaires semblent marcher mais la position de l'entreprise devrait être plus claire (par rapport à ses clients comme à ses employés) ; arrêtez d'essayer de ressusciter des activités dans lesquelles vous n'avez jamais été bons.

    Business seems good but positioning should be clearer (to customers and employees alike); stop trying to revive activities you've never been good at

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