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Updated Mar 10, 2020

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  1. "Senior Front End Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with interesting projects.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge.

    CGI2018-01-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning experience for new graduates"

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    I worked at CGI

    Pros

    Profit sharing Stocks Health/dental benefits

    Cons

    Salary not competitive Offices dated Long hours Work/life balance Dress code

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    CGI2020-03-10
  3. "Great place to work and grow!"

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

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great place to work - Healthy working environment - Members are provided with challenging opportunities - Employees are treated with respect - Ample of opportunities to grow - Seasoned management - Competitive salary packages

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be challenging at times

    CGI2019-11-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Okay F"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    If you take the right initiative, your seniors will offer you a lot of opportunities to learn and grow your skillset. Ability to work with big clients.

    Cons

    Within the banking division, they work too much like a consulting shop, even though they really want to become a product organization. The culture is not great. Lack of collaboration and team unity. You have no idea what other people in your team are doing, which offers no avenue for cross-learning. The leadership has a vision but there is poor execution to set a basic working model that matches their vision. Their employees are at two extremes: some don't do much at all and others that work tirelessly. If you are the latter, your work-life balance is poor.

    CGI2019-08-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people & place to learn tho compensation could be improved"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CGI is a great foot in the door opportunity into the cybersecurity industry. If you show the drive and competence, the management team encourages professional development through an agile model of growth. In any given day you could be working on operational issue, technical problem or helping develop new business relationships. The challenge never gets boring and I don't believe it's easy to find that kind of opportunity elsewhere.

    Cons

    Management culture is a bit more conservative on spending, both in terms of employee compensation and benefits packages. Work-life balance can be difficult to maintain if upward advancement is a goal here due to the client-billable model.

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    CGI2019-04-29
  6. "C level "beliefs" is not making it to the account level staff"

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

    I worked at CGI full-time for 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.

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    CGI2019-02-19
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work-life balance no more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great projects and people - Can work in many different industry sectors - Learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    CGI used to have a good work/life balance but they recently banned work-from -home and have higher turnaround rate as a result.

    CGI2018-10-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work with diverse set of clients, technologies, opportunities. Great people, Great culture of sharing, and values. Strong ethics Well-established Management Foundation, defining how business operates

    Cons

    As an IT Consulting business, its important to recognize that your value relates directly to billable work. As such, declines in the local market needs will impact continued employment, and ongoing its rare to get training unless OJT or on your own time. Work/Life balance can be tough when delivering complex engagements. But this is all the nature of the business.

    CGI2018-08-02
  9. Helpful (6)

    "You are nothing more than a body to throw at a project."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • highly intelligent folks on the projects I worked on • the pay is decent and cushy for folks who have been there a while (not me.) • the fitness classes downstairs made for a good break from the cubicles

    Cons

    • massive egos + personal politics became the iceberg to the titanic of our project • no work/life balance • HR is useless • culture and energy around the office is d.e.a.d. • incompetent managers with absolutely no people skills • huge layoff waves every 2-3 years • forced to work with offshore team despite teams communicating how inefficient and counterproductive this working relationship is

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    CGI2018-05-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good for starting career"

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    Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at CGI for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company to learn a lot of things.

    Cons

    No work life balance if you are working at client site

    CGI2018-02-07
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