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Updated 19 February, 2019
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 136 reviews)

  • "Career growth especially when you work at client side" (in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom at work is way above

    Cons

    Growth options are slighter than competition

    Advice to Management

    Pitch for more local businesses


  2. "Software developer"

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

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and great place to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Nothing I can think about

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. "Functionnal analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Salaries are above the average.
    Good training and support.
    Some events are organized.
    Good healthcare insurance.
    Possibility to obtain free CGI actions every years (3% of the salary)
    Transportations expenses are refunded.
    Possibility to evolve to the management

    Cons

    It's tough to go to an other business unit when you are already affected to a business unit.
    Salary increase are very little : 2% when you meet the objectives.


  4. ""Friendly and fun place to work""

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sherbrooke, QC
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sherbrooke, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone's really nice, office is nicely located, easy interviewing process.
    - Location
    - flexible hour
    - size of projects

    Cons

    - Lacking management communication
    - really easy to let good devs go


  5. "Slow and steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Friendly and helpful co-workers
    - Stable company

    Cons

    - Hard to grow within company
    - Hard to develop new skills as company and clients are slow to move into the current technology


  6. "C level "beliefs" is not making it to the account level staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of managment support, work life balance within the account was non existant.

    Advice to Management

    C Level needs to look a little closer into the account level workings.


  7. "Director Consulting Services"

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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

    Well managed company, always growing positively

    Cons

    Still wears suits and ties

    Advice to Management

    dress down!

  8. "Good experience overall"

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

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in multiple companies

    Cons

    Hard keep in touch with your manager and grow inside CGI


  9. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Sound Financial control and great prospect on company growth.
    Strong culture of respect and Corporate Social responsibility
    Work life balance is generally achievable.
    Friendly working environment and colleagues

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits are not competitive.
    Profit share and bonus is minimal.
    Employee recognition and awards to excellent performance are lacking.
    Lack of investment in company tools and processes


  10. "Great place"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing, and made it very difficult to leave CGI. Great management team, lots of opportunities to explore new roles and development. Matching Stock options. Great place for new grads. Certain teams treat their people better than others, it really depends on who you work for!

    Cons

    Health benefit weren’t the best.