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Updated 22 April, 2019
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • "Work life balance might be on toss" (in 139 reviews)

  • "Not much opportunities for personal career growth" (in 123 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture.

    Cons

    It can be intensive however never too bad.


  2. "Director Consulting Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Values, Perspectives, Opportunities, Team and Talents

    Cons

    Size, Communication, Competitive landscape, Image and Internal Competition

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, for those that fit the CGI stereotype"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depth and breadth of opportunity within local and global markets. CGI offers as much as you can want. Coworkers are eager to learn and work, well beyond the typical 8-4.

    Cons

    Compensation was quite low. Training was non-existent. Yearly bonuses rarely paid out. Diversity was a significant challenge in many of the BUs. Traditional roles & gender stereotypes were well ingrained from management up through SVP.

    Advice to Management

    When looking around at the VP Conference, take note of the similarities. (or said another way - try to find 2 people that don't fit the 'CGI image') To harness innovation and become key partners to clients, CGI itself needs to dust off the old boys club that is far too ingrained in CGI's way, and embrace diversity.


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Nice perks as per industry standards

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  5. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with novel ideas

    Cons

    Long hours and distributed labour force where work efforts are spread across multiple regions which is cost effective put also makes projects very lengthy.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, global organization with a wide breadth of opportunities. Ability to work from home was amazing!

    Cons

    As a big corporate company, pace of change can be a bit slower.


  7. "Great company to work for..."

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, many opportunities to work with interesting customers. Many mandates, good management.

    Cons

    A little stiff with dress code and has the typical big company pace... lacks some agility but is working towards improvements. If you are used to large corporations you will fit right in. Coming from small nimble orgs will require adaptation.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    nice folks, well run in my experience

    Cons

    big company bureaucracy... to be expected


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible hours and nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Very bland work environment and the company feels very outdated.


  10. "ITSM Delivery lead"

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    Former Employee - ITSM Delivery Lead in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - ITSM Delivery Lead in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, environment and management

    Cons

    Far from my address location