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Updated 23 October, 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 133 reviews)

  • "Career growth is less unless until you get a good" (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "IT Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Quebec, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Organization with professional and qualified consulatants and managers. I enjoy working with CGI and I am always proud of it and going to stay with CGI forever.

    Cons

    I have not seen any special cons to be worth to mention about.

    Advice to Management

    HR Management, paving the way for CGI team to be able to work in other branches in case of need, means globalization for employee.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at CGI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wide spectrum of opportunities internally

    Cons

    Work environment wasn't challenging as expected

  3. "IT Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Nice and approachable managers and team lead

    Cons

    No flexibility in work schedule


  4. "Big company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Recurring rounds of restructuring and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Better communicate the long term vision


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Consulting Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Local clients and variety of exposure opportunities for junior types of jobs

    Cons

    Too political at the senior management level. Resources have play many roles at the same time which leads to burn-outs.

    Advice to Management

    Do not bee too greedy and reduce utilization targets for full-time employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The best place to work in Canada. Period."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked in CGI for one year and for many companies but this company is so far the best company i have worked for. I am very happy with the way they treat their employees. This is a very Canadian company that truly values its employees.

    - Flexible working environment. They allow work from home.
    - Lots of learning opportunies from tenured people.
    - They pay for Trainings.
    - All people here are nice and respect each other.
    - Very supportive bosses.

    There are so many Pros to enumerate which is why people here stay for 15 to 20 years and which is why CGI is one of the top employers in Canada.

    - If you get employed by CGI you are very lucky person.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Great job.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work-life balance no more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great projects and people
    - Can work in many different industry sectors
    - Learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    CGI used to have a good work/life balance but they recently banned work-from -home and have higher turnaround rate as a result.

  8. "Test Engineer with 4+ Years Experience"

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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

    Nice place to show our skills

    Cons

    management is good with work balance

    Advice to Management

    good management


  9. "Good place to gain valuable experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good experiance and work on very challenging projects.
    Meet and work with competant people.

    Cons

    Work many hours and always on call after hours.
    Many teams work in silos and challenging at times to collaberate and get projects delivered on time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better compensation with salaries and training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant at CGI"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Consultant in Halifax, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule is somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    Poor salary, wage increases are low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase investment in innovation to remain competitive and investment in individual talent to retain good employees and attract new ones.


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