CGI Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Dec 11, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Former long term employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting Services in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CGI focuses on long term contracts with clients, so stability in employment is typically better for employees. Typically has a number of career paths and opportunities for people to progress - but up to the employee to chart their direction.

    Cons

    CGI has lagged in new technologies compared to competitors and has missed numerous opportunities (contracts) because of the lack of years of experience. Cloud in particular is an area lacking. The multi-business unit model has it's benefits but with how the global competition is positioned, the multi-BU model is a strong negative to the growth of CGI. The visibility to the client is also not like dealing with one company - seems like they are dealing with multiple areas which can get confusing and dramatically slows response time for proposals or change to service delivery. Senior Management focus on the current fiscal targets instead of managing for the longer term -- focused too much on their personal profit sharing.

  2. "pretty sad, for an IT services company"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    I have a job. I like the people I work with.

    Cons

    Terrible Pay; making less than I did 20 years ago. Onboarding was practically non-existent IT systems are the most painful of any organization I've ever worked for Little work-life balance Weak Senior Management Little Personal/Professional development Cheap All about the margin; not so much about the people.

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  3. "Good in general aspects. A bit bureaucratic being a IT Company."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensations, Benefits, Tech team, work hours

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Culture, Senior Management, Tools for developing work

  4. Helpful (1)

    "life at CGI"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and dishonesty from senior management

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director, Consulting in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of different consulting opportunities.

    Cons

    More interaction with senior management would benefit the company.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Director, Consulting Services"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for 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.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good recruiters, good coworkers, good clients"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers that work hard and keep smiling Canadian company with world-wide presence Recognized name in the industry Share purchase plan Lots of social event with free alcohol Green awareness Cool offices in great cities

    Cons

    Lack of integrity in dealings with clients. Communication with clients reserved for a small group to reduce chances of anyone slipping up and innocently saying something to the client that the company doesn’t want the to know about what is really going on. Leaders that lead through intimidation and example..., BAD example Members including senior managers with conduct and attitude toward other people that would not be put up with by other companies but protected by VP(s) whose conduct is as bad or worse Unprofessional slamming of clients and other company members and leaders in front of team members by Directors and VP(s) No escalation path at the company for member concerns, no confidentiality and valid fear of retribution Lack of respect for experienced members Do as I say not as I do attitude by leadership No access or presence in the office of Director(s) hence no direction, no contact, no response, no support Protected poor performing members in relationships with senior management Hires foreign workers and co-ops dirt cheap and expects them to perform at a senior level Values revenue over customer service and customer satisfaction Directors, VP(s), HR unprofessional conduct and sharing of information at social events

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  8. "Committed to clients and members"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Consulting Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time for 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

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not for me..."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    The concept that employees are owners is pretty well executed and delivered.

    Cons

    I'm sure CGI will work for some, but just not me. The constant shuffling of senior management leads to every new person shrugging responsibility for historically poor decisions, and trying to make their mark with sweeping changes.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Run away.."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Halifax, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    A paycheck average health benefits smart colleagues who suffer along with you.

    Cons

    Terrible Senior Management. Most of the time you will not know who your manager is as it changes all the time. Forced vacation the minute you are un-billable you are forced to use your vacation. Zero investment in your career for skills development. You will never get a raise no matter how good a performer you are.. The Senior Management only cares about their numbers to get their bonuses and will work you and not pay you to achieve it. Forced to work OT and not get paid out or if they do pay you it is pennies on the dollar. Only work at CGI if you have no other choice and need a paycheck. But start looking for a new job as fast as you can.

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