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CGI Federal

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Current Employee - Business Intelligence Consultant in Fairfax, VA (US)
Current Employee - Business Intelligence Consultant in Fairfax, VA (US)

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

Pros

Great work/LIfe balance... core hours are 10pm - 4pm.

Cons

Very low compensation compared to competitor, little to nothing in terms of raises

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Does not respect workforce

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Good team
    - Some interesting projects
    - Competitive share purchase plan
    - Own and support some good IP

    Cons

    - Cannot log overtime if not authorized, no overtime pay for management (despite working beyond the 40 hr workweek)
    - Leaders are hired, not nurtured from within
    - The best talent and leadership has left the organization - mostly voluntary.
    - Poor communication
    - No training unless you are on the bench. Then they train you on how to interview and how to write your resume.
    - Known to put long-standing employees on temporary layoff, without pay, for up to 6 months and avoid severance pay. Does it in a way that it does not become public knowledge.
    - Hyper political. If you are not liked by management and senior management, your working career with CGI could be hell.
    - Employees hired to support projects that are not in-house. Some barely ever set foot in a CGI building.
    - Salary is not competitive.
    - Family-run oligarchy. Unqualified personnel in lofty positions by virtue of their family relationship with the founder of the organization.
    - Constant cost-cutting and cost avoidance has led to a loss of social programs and office space.
    - New employee onboarding poor. Technical staff can't keep up with the turnaround and new hires, so new equipment takes abnormally long to get to new employees.
    - Lies and competition are the order of the day, so that leaders look good in the eyes of their superiors while middle-management and non-management scramble to pick up the pieces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever you can to retain the talent that still exists there. Strive to make your non-management employees happy again. Take financial risk for the sake of your employees. Train them on future technologies. Enable them to be successful. Today it looks like you don't care about them, and they will continue to leave. Don't forget: in the world of consulting, your people are your asset. At present, it appears as though your assets are dwindling. Your current and prospective clients know this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect place to begin your career. Awesome people.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Lebanon, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed, important work

    Cons

    not many, decent opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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