Technology Consultant (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 20, 2018
I enjoyed working at CGI, it was the best job I've had in my entire IT career. They had a great culture of inclusiveness, free lunches, social programs, annual corp dinners, and social lunches with prizes. They offer salaried positions, and great leave time. Pay was on par with my position nationally. It was just a great place to work at until the local office as closed and consolidated. But they did offer and a great severance package, and along with my stock, and 401k I was handsomely rewarded.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – August 21, 2018
Everything about the mission and vision is great. The company culture is awesome and there are great professionals to get to work with.
The opportunities for advancement that are often spoke about have never really manifested. The only opportunities made available require relocation or extensive travel.
The free training offered via SkillPort is a great benefit and the company will reimburse certification costs provided they have a business need. The tuition reimbursement program is also very good.
Upper levels of management seem out of touch and too focused on shareholder interests. Middle management are a mixed bag. There are some who are interested in your growth and development and will actively promote you for new opportunities, while others seem only concerned with making themselves look good to the executive leadership.
All in all it's a good company if you are already an established professional with 10 plus years; but, if you are still building experience, it is a slog to get anywhere.
Change Management (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 27, 2018
I have worked here for quite some time. The biggest issue I have had is that, while being promoted within from the bottom, my pay has not increased competitively. I am the lowest paid member in my field, due to what they called "pay anchoring". Essentially, because I started in a low Pay Bracket, even though I was promoted, I stayed in the same bracket, unlike those who were hired into that said position. Despite my tenure, and the fact I worked hard to be promoted, I still don't make as much as new hires. This company does have some benefits, such as a Shared Purchase Plan. However, beware, as they do make many false promises, and drag things out as long as possible when it comes to raises, promotions, or other benefits that employees have rightly earned.
Spp, Paid Vacation Time, Paid sick days, Maternity Leave
Senior Programmer-Analyst - Technical Team Lead (Current Employee) – British Columbia – August 12, 2018
I worked at CGI full-time
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
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.
Fantastic management culture that seem to genuinely care for their employees. Compensation was more than adequate for the locality. The only issue is that you will get little to no support from upper management if there is an issue with the customer. You can and will be laid off at a moment's notice even if there is no justification.
Excellent group of co workers and local management.
Hostile work environment between government and contractors.
IT Consultant (Current Employee) – Belton, TX – June 14, 2018
Overall, I would say that CGI is a great company to work with a lot of flexibility and a culture that cares about their employees. Team culture vary depending on what project you are on, but everyone I have been in contact with in the company was always very helpful and kind.
Work Life Balance, Great Co-Workers, Opportunities to Learn
Healthcare seems lacking for company size, Compensation can be lacking compared to industry, Promotion path very ambiguous
Meh working conditions. Young culture is great though.
Business Analyst, Consultant (Current Employee) – Belton, TX – November 27, 2018
Your day to day depends on your project. It can be mind numbing easy, absolutely nothing, or straight up abusive. Some clients are better than others. Management can be nice, but don't expect anything more than a 1 or 2% raise a year no matter what.
SharePoint Developer /Administrator (Current Employee) – Newport News, VA – September 21, 2018
While they are still a contracting company and jobs are only limited by the contract. There is great opportunity for promotion from within the company and other types of carrier advancements. They give UNLIMITED SICK Leave and a great match savings plan. The only reason I left was the company lost my contract and I had no desire to move.
Unlimited Sick leave. Great pay. Carrier advancement. Great 401k Benefits
DOD contractor and Jobs are relitive to contracts.
Director (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – June 20, 2018
CGI used to be a great place to work but over the years new policies have been adopted such as the one requiring employees to work onsite all the time that make it a less attractive option. Annual raises are almost non-existent and job training / advancement is real contingent on your manager. Voluntary turnover is at an all time high and for some reason the upper management is scratching its head about why.
Unix/Linux/Solaris Systems Administrator (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – July 29, 2018
At our work center we do systems administration. We receive requests for help and fix issues that pop up. Our administrators are scattered all over the country, and most work remotely. We also do other related tasks such as upgrades, patching, etc. We are understaffed so people who put in many hours during the week are also expected to put in many during the weekend. Sometimes we are able to take time off during the week to make up for it. Overall working experience is satisfactory. Compensation is reasonable but certainly not anywhere near top-tier. The big change coming is that management is moving towards not allowing work from home. So all the administrators that are scattered around the country will still be scattered, but scattered in various offices. A lot of talent will be lost soon, as many won't accept having extremely long commutes to still be scattered.
First line managers tend to be good, used to be able to work from home
Accounting Clerk II (Current Employee) – District of Columbia, DC – July 10, 2018
Working here is nice, you come in and you do what your supposed to and when you leave you don't have to worry about bringing work home with you. It is more of a production type work environment but coming out of my last career I was used to that type of work. I enjoy working here along side my co-workers. There is no hard part of my job unless we pick up in pace which can make it a little overwhelming but other than that I have nothing bad to say about CGI.
Company will provide food for certain meetings from time to time.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 21, 2018
CGI was a good place to work. They need to work on notifying their members of changes quicker than the day of the change. They are very good about promoting from within. Benefits are okay, but management was a bit rough around the edges. The hardest part of the job was the people. The most enjoyable part was learning new things. Always have a plan B if you work for this company, they will pull the rug from under you without notice.
CGI is a special place to work. I've never worked at another company that offered as much opportunity to get experiance in so many areas of IT. Management is always very respectful of work/life balance and accommodates more often than not.
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 2, 2018
They hired me without certs with a condition to obtain them, which I did. The workplace was good and their patience was priceless as I grasped the concepts and learned to with in the field. I had experience, just never had any certs. They gave me a chance and I did well by them. Had the Lead supervisor job for 5 years before going to another company. Wod have limed to have stayed with them.
Leave, raises, flexible hours
Rising cost of healthcare, hard to jump from, job to job
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – July 4, 2018
I have been with CGI for more than 5 years and never worried about job security. That's a lot of peace of mind. CGI has lot of clients and have good footprint in allmost all states of USA. Very helpful place for entry level or graduate professionals. In the long run, you will feel it is more difficult to switch projects to gain more experience. Management does not interact often with employees as most of the employees work at client locations. But there are few good managers who take good care of that.
Job security, share purchase plan, profit participation plan
Salaray, promotions, recognitions, career advancement
Cyber Security Engineer (Former Employee) – Rhode Island – September 18, 2018
Very poor management. Rude and hateful and they try to micromanage you even if you have had years experience doing this type of work at another firm. Micromanaged to the point of harassment. They drag their orientation out to a year so you don’t get all the benefits starting out which is bull and they tell you it is in your favour to not get burnt out. Bull. Terrible. I hate this company.
Content Management Strategist (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – April 19, 2018
CGI is a good place to work. It provides good benefits and work life balance. It offers services in the areas of Digital Transformation, but does not invest too deeply in its workforce to build skillsets. Its a tough place to work with cutting edge technology because unless the technology is tied to a paying customer there is minimal investment for training. You must be billable or you get a 2-week notice.
Work life balance, relaxed work atmosphere
Job Stability, Limited promotion potential, Limited training and skill advancement