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Updated 18 September, 2017
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • Poor work life balance specially if you are in support projects (in 104 reviews)

  • politics inside the organization and career growth (in 100 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Shawinigan, QC
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Shawinigan, QC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good benefits.
    Organized
    Serious.
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    For me was fine, no cons.


  2. "Backup administrator"

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    Former Employee - Backup Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Backup Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn backup thechnology.

    Cons

    Too much work, pager ring all the time.


  3. "Much Better To Work For Than Other IT Service Companies"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best consulting company to work for
    Huge company, many opportunities
    Progressive, (mostly)
    Flatter management structure so easier to work with superiors

    Cons

    Huge size means some cumbersome processes, (like remote access)
    Your ability to work with varied customers is often vital
    Company vision is rarely communicated to employees.


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  5. "Committed to clients and members"

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    Current Employee - Director Consulting Services in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director Consulting Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Transparent culture. Caring for customers

    Cons

    Only one - organic growth very low due lack to senior management push earlier

    Advice to Management

    Continue the strong steps to spur Organic growth


  6. Helpful (2)

    "They do not value people AT ALL"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    offered more salary than i asked for
    pays the bills

    Cons

    I was in the office at Markham, Ontario in the financial services division.

    in the 16 months that I was there I had 5 bosses change.
    the place is literally a revolving door, every 4 to 6 months there was a round of layoffs and people were always scared, people who avoided the knife had no loyalty to the place because they knew they are dispensable.
    way too much leg pulling. I have NEVER seen this much politics at any other place i have worked at.
    extremely pressure: every two months of work, i had one month of over time accumulated.
    no support: I was doing the job of a senior manager with the title of a team lead, commanding 30 people in total. With any issue in which i needed help from above, i would be left alone to deal with it.

    In the team in india women were paid less than the men, even when they performed better. I raised this to my boss and he just shrugged "this happens sometimes in business" is what he said and "we cannot control what the indian division pays their employees" (which may be true, but the indifference was heartbreaking)

     only join this place if you have no other option. and leave as soon as you can or they will just end up letting you go.

    Advice to Management

    management is inadvisable


  7. "Well Managed Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    A very well managed company. Focused on delivering client satisfaction and strong financial results

    Cons

    Maniacal focus on metrics sometimes at the expense of people.

    Advice to Management

    Business models are changing. One size will not necessarily fit all over the next 5 - 7 years. Become more agile/flexible.


  8. "IT consultant"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to gain experience from a global company. Benefits starts from day one. Share purchase plan is really good. Lots of free training on online portal.

    Cons

    Local management needs to be more professional

    Advice to Management

    Must hear the employee's problem . Top management must shed ego and kick out management staff who are racial in their approach to lower level employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to learn but not to stay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities. A great place to learn if you are a junior or intermediate. If you enjoy contract management then you may enjoy CGI also.

    Cons

    Older processes and policies (dress code for example). Moderate benefits, below average compensation. Poor company structure separating infrastructure and application at very high levels. Slow to adapt and move.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp corporate structure and modernize policies and processes. The world of devops and agile do not work well with the heavy CGI processes. You can't have a business formal dress code and be a modern tech company


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, ability to work from home, options for professional development

    Cons

    Achieving work-life balance can be tough, internal politics


  11. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    There are all kinds of projects from different fields.

    Cons

    People change fast. Half of the colleagues in the office changed within one year.


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