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CGI Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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CGI CEO George D. Schindler
George D. Schindler
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  1. "Great location, friendly team (analytics), good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. The Data and Analytics group Victoria are fun and knowledgeable. Local work (or day trips to Vancouver)

    Cons

    Pay - they call it the "Paradise Tax" to live in Victoria. Worth it for me, but be aware you can earn double the salary in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    CGI2019-06-16
  2. "It's a good company when you start your career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      lots of opportunities to learn

      Cons

      traditional and with limited benefits

      CGI2019-06-17
    • "They treated me fairly"

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      Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at CGI full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      opportunity to grow and challenge yourself

      Cons

      project schedules can be challenging at times

      CGI2019-06-14
    • "Stable job, decent pay, nothing exceptional."

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Sherbrooke, QC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Respect, stability, possibility of changing projects with time.

      Cons

      Benefits could be better. Co-participation required and salary is not really competitive.

      CGI2019-06-11
    • "Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      very friendly, diversity, well structured

      Cons

      you will not get a real raise until you leave

      CGI2019-06-10
    • "Okay pay. good experience"

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        Former Employee - Project Control Officer 

        I worked at CGI full-time

        Pros

        They set you up with good opportunities if you talk to the right people

        Cons

        Boring products, mostly at banks or financial institutions

        CGI2019-06-05
      • "Perfect place to work"

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        Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Flexible ,rewarding, and great Canadian Consulting company

        Cons

        Nothing is perfect int his world but if an organization gives all the above mentioned pros what else employee needs. I would say this is a Great Company to work .

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing your great work .

        CGI2019-06-03
      • "Project Management"

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

        I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Great atmosphere for learning and teamwork!

        Cons

        very small cubicles in certain offices

        CGI2019-06-04
      • "Slow, micro management and little benefits"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Training is encouraged and paid

        Cons

        Basic benefits, heavy micro management and layers of approvals everywhere. Everyone needs to know and be involved in every single approval. Manager, their manager, and their manager. No one will take accountability, they always have to check with their manager. Delays, slow and suffocating. It all leads to inaction and mediocre outcomes

        Advice to Management

        Give actual autonomy, not say you have autonomy but still require approval for everything. Encourage mistakes, learn from them and move on. Create a culture of trust. Pay market rate. Follow the corporate goals for the fiscal, don’t just spin it to fit your actions into them.

        CGI2019-06-12
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        "Good benefits/Little respect"

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        Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Stratford, PE
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at CGI full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Great benefits and profit share

        Cons

        They have little care or respect for those support staff working in non-billable positions. If you are not working in a larger office location, they do not offer much room for career advancement.

        CGI2019-06-07
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