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Updated 21 August, 2018
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 130 reviews)

  • "Career growth especially when you work at client side" (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large organization, many roles and opportunities

    Cons

    Consulting model works well for people with hard technical skills


  2. "Great pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Paid vacation

    Cons

    Traveling was not an option. Employees must travel where the contracts are

  3. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best working environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Company make you so much comfortable that you will never think to move to other company. Which bad for income growth point of view


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Long time loyal employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good company overall
    - Very good people and culture
    - Image is very good in market
    - Ideal place to learn consulting skills
    - Always have opportunities/projects on varieties of technologies to work on
    - Great work life balance, telecommute/work from home options is a major advantage
    - If you are good in what you do, they don't leave you - full job security

    Cons

    Very low in compensation - overall price model is low, known to be lowest in market
    Very difficult to move up - too many and too high performance expectations. Year end performance review simply kills all your hard work and motivation

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on matching compensation with market, fair and achievable promotions specially for those who have been loyal since long


  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Possibility for advancement, diverse projects

    Cons

    Software delivery center, varying levels of expertise


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Learned a lot from great people even though it was just a small team. Smart people and chance to use new tech.

    Cons

    There were not a lot of great opportunities to move up to a full-time position. Could have been in a better location than it was.

    Advice to Management

    Open more full time positions to interns and part-timers please! Possibly look at moving to a better office location also.


  7. "Server Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Consultane in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultane in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, no employee exploitation

    Cons

    Not inline with technology and openness.

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear to listen to advice, suggestions and build trust with employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A nice place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work colleagues, professionalism.
    Overall a good company to work at.

    Cons

    Location of the office is the main downside.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work with diverse set of clients, technologies, opportunities.
    Great people,
    Great culture of sharing, and values.
    Strong ethics
    Well-established Management Foundation, defining how business operates

    Cons

    As an IT Consulting business, its important to recognize that your value relates directly to billable work. As such, declines in the local market needs will impact continued employment, and ongoing its rare to get training unless OJT or on your own time. Work/Life balance can be tough when delivering complex engagements. But this is all the nature of the business.


  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most humane working environment with very empathetic leadership

    Cons

    In such a big company, you could find yourself to be just an expense if you are not on any active project


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