CGI Employee Reviews about "career growth"

Updated Dec 16, 2020

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  1. "It's ok for a permanent position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job Security, global presence and name

    Cons

    Career growth is a serious problem

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  2. "Great people, great vibe, too political"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Competent people - Management with technical experience - Methodical, thorough and thoughtful people - People with competency and skills can grow - Allowed to build as long as it suits requirements, experiments and sharing expected - Health Spending Account (painful to use, but works!) - Profit Sharing Plan (3%? Salary) and gain when shares are good (portal is poorly made, but we get the money)

    Cons

    - Slow progress - Political even against proven technical proof and prototypes, and implementation - People playing checking boxes more than working to bring actual measurable value - Bonus and career growth follow up are sometimes absent - Have to enter timesheet with many cryptic numbers, painful, but if your project numbers stays, you get used to copy paste stuff in horrible time tracking web app (painful and wasted 10 minutes weekly, but it gives the pay, so whatever)

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  3. "Managed Services Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Stable company for managed services work

    Cons

    Career Growth Opportunity is limited

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    "Good enough but way long to go"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good environment and people. Open company culture. lots of events and groups and easy to approach people

    Cons

    Poor project operations and management. they did lost alot business. Don't care much about learning and employees career growth

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    "Bad experience - Avoid this company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Food after 3 months Company paid partial benefits More managers than ground staff Good for retirement, 50% staff is +50.

    Cons

    No career growth Eye wash member surveys Big body shop for Govt Projects Fast hiring and firing Follows no ethics for employees Preference to white people only Hidden racism

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    "Stuck in the 2000s"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honestly, I can’t think of any.

    Cons

    If you’re an over-50 white male who has no interest in innovation or diversity, this is the place for you...the place where employees need to use Internet Explorer to access/use archaic, barely functioning internal applications; where you’re required to wear suits and ties or business suits circa Working Girl; and where coworkers choose to stare at their computers all day rather than interact or collaborate with others. Honestly, it’s one of the weirdest workplaces I’ve ever known. There’s no interest in pushing technology or processes forward; rather, Senior management’s sole concern is to make sure their team is working on billable projects. That said, management expects team members to somehow find these assignments themselves, using what even the Resource Manager team member describes as a broken and out of date system. Management is seldom even in the same office as their team and the only time you’ll hear from them is after you submit your weekly hours (if they’re non-billable, that is.) Don’t expect career growth or learning opportunities here, either. Management will throw any team member available into a role that they’re not qualified for if they can’t find someone more suitable - and don’t expect any support or check-ins, either. It’s sink or swim here.

  7. "Consultant"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance , Good salary

    Cons

    Career growth especially when you work at client side

  8. "Up and Coming"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Administrative Coordinator in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI

    Pros

    Profit sharing plan Well compensated great culture

    Cons

    Bilingual positions Slow Career Growth ( somehwere where you need to put the work in to move up)

  9. "Executive Secretary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Executive Secretary in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Best Compensation and benefits Friendly work environment

    Cons

    No Career Growth and new opportunities

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  10. "Associate Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. work culture is great. Hike Very less Variable Component in package

    Cons

    Very slow career growth. Not so strong management team.

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