GFI Informatique Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Bad management and even worse internal procedures. Average salary and benefits for a contracting company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Valbonne (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Valbonne (France)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - average salary and benefits
    - good CE (but it couldn't be the case anymore since a few months)
    - good language courses in the package

    Cons

    - Very bad experience with holidays and internal procedures: the rules (I unfortunately discovered late) say "90+ days notice for standard leaves, 7+ days notice for RTT days and up to 30 days after the request to get a positive or negative feedback". You can't basically get days off the first year without a "proper justification".
    - For a 5 days leave I had to wait 3 weeks for a feedback...
    - I also got rejected (after 40 days!) 8 days of unpaid leave for unofficial healthcare reasons, even though I had the approval of the client, I provided a plan of using them in the following 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - improve day by day communication with employees
    - consider relaxing the 90+ days notice constraint for holidays
    - consider allowing the use of holidays as soon as they are accumulated, without any sort of "justification"
    - consider discussing with employees before rejecting few unpaid leaves if justified and approved by the client

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good opportunity to Grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Systems and Network Administrator in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits.
    Strong and Stable company, reliable.
    Has strong partners in both the public and private sector, so you will get a job guaranteed in the most prominent players in the market.
    Good Work-Life Balance.
    People are nice to work with.
    A Good training and certification program in place

    Cons

    The lack of projects made me staying with the company no longer possible.
    Promotions are hard to get and raises based on merit and performance are non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work you are doing in making this company big, however keep an eye on the workforce and invest in designing an effective career planning program. The most common question made in Interviews is: Where are you planning to be 5 years from now.. Just think about the answer carefully and don't stop asking this question after the interview.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    senior software developer

    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    good friends and good mangers relation

    Cons

    work in university education managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your employee

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good if you like laying arround

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Informatique as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Compensation was above average

    Cons

    - Lack of training
    - Some under performing colleagues
    - No career path defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Produce a well described career path
    - Give more training
    - Do not put people on projects without previous knowing if they have the required skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Average

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Pros

    A lot of varied work. I can't complain about repetition after 3+ years.

    Cons

    Depends on the projects and clients. It wouldn't surprise me they put you in underestimated projects where in the end you'll be working endless hours including weekends with a ridiculous compensation for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Estipulate real compensations for those who give up their personal life trying to push the projects forward.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    satisfied but disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at GFI Informatique

    Pros

    wide variety of work, professional office, respectful staff, modern office, good base salary, stable middle management. modern equipment, laptops, cell phones, unimpeeded internet access, easy access to transit, close to post secondary institutions, some educational assistance

    Cons

    complex work, lack of understanding of work complexity by senior management, poor benefits, language barrier, frequent changes in ownership, long work hours, short vacation time, time sheets, senior management makes workers feel that they are machines there to do a job not as individuals with individual needs and concerns. There are few perks for line staff, no subsidy of sports tickets, no arts programme, maternity limited to what is required by government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give all the employees a sense of ownership, by actually giving them ownership, either directly, or via profit sharing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Écosystème solide pour les techniciens Solid ecosystem for techies

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Analyste commercial in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique full-time (more than 8 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Partenariats forts avec Microsoft, Oracle, SAP et les grands acteurs en général.

    Possibilité de travailler sur les dernières tendances technologiques (par exemple : cloud computing, mobilité).

    Large palette de rôles et de responsabilités envisageables.

    Strong partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and the big players in general
    Opportunity to work on the latest technological trends (eg. cloud computing, mobility)
    Large array of possible functions and responsibilities
    Good customer base (public sector, industry, banks, ...)

    Cons

    Guidée par le profit, mais avec une vision trop restreinte, pas de stratégie à long terme claire.

    Management instable, manque de leadership.

    Quand vous trouverez votre place dans la machine (si vous la trouvez), attendez-vous à y rester un bout de temps.

    Pas vraiment d'offre de conseils (essentiellement par manque de rentabilité)

    Profit-driven but too short-sighted; no clear long-term strategy
    Unstable management, lack of leadership
    If and when you find your place in the machine, expect to remain there for a while
    No real consulting offer (mostly because of lack of profitability)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Les affaires semblent marcher mais la position de l'entreprise devrait être plus claire (par rapport à ses clients comme à ses employés) ; arrêtez d'essayer de ressusciter des activités dans lesquelles vous n'avez jamais été bons.

    Business seems good but positioning should be clearer (to customers and employees alike); stop trying to revive activities you've never been good at

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Recruté pendant une mission. Recruted during a mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur de production in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur de production in Paris (France)

    I have been working at GFI Informatique (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les dirigeants sont agréables, ouverts d'esprit et au dialogue.

    Direct managers nice, talkative and open-minded

    Cons

    Un groupe très hétérogène ; chaque département est une unité commerciale autonome.

    heterogeneous group, each division is a stand-alone business unit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    C'est une entreprise de sous-traitance, qu'est-ce que vous attendez ? It's an outsourcing company, what would You expect?

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    Former Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Former Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

    I worked at GFI Informatique full-time (more than 5 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    C'est une entreprise de sous-traitance avec ses hauts et ses bas. Le salaire arrive toujours à temps. Des gens sympas travaillent à Sophia Antipolis (pas les managers malheureusement), et à un moment ils avaient un très bon directeur d'agence. De ces jour

    It's an outsourcing company with all it's ups and downs. Pay would always arrive on time. Some nice people worked there in Sophia Antipolis (not among managers sadly), and at some point they had a really good agency director. These days it's just a company like any other in this business I guess. Not any better, not much worse either. On the upside I could probably mention that they really used to help foreigners a lot in moving their lives to France.

    Cons

    C'est une firme de sous-traitance donc ils promettent monts et merveilles pour vous faire signer le contrat. Regardez quelques épisodes de «42ème étage» pour voir comment çà se passe en France. Tout est vrai. Une fois que vous êtes en CDI, vous avez une période de préavis de 3 mois directement, et vous n'allez certainement pas voir votre salaire suivre l'inflation, sans parler d'augmentation. Egalement, votre salaire ne dépend pas de vos résultats ou du feedback des clients. Oubliez les bonus et autres choses en plus du salaire, vous aurez peut-être un cadeau pour noël...d'une valeur de 50 euros.

    It's an outsourcing firm so they'll promise you silver mountains to have You sign the contract. See some episodes of "42'ème etage" to understand how they roll in France. All true. Once You're on CDI You have 3 months notice period straight away, and You likey won't even see your salary follow inflation, let alone show some real signs of increase. Also, in no way does your salary depend on Your work's results or customer's feedback. Forget bonuses and other things outside basic pay, you may get a gift for Christmas though... in the price range of 50 euros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Je ne les dérange pas et ils ne me dérangent pas non plus I do not bother them and they do not bother me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un bon job pour les fainéants, familles avec enfants ou en pré-retraite. Si vous n'avez pas de grandes attentes, ça devrait aller.

    A good job for lazy people, with kids or before retirement. If you do not expect to much it should be ok.

    Cons

    Manque d'entraînement. Extrêmement difficile d'obtenir une augmentation. Et ça n'a pas de relation avec votre performance. L'entreprise ne comprend pas ses employés.

    Lack of trainings. Extremely difficult to get a rise. And is not related to your performance. Company do not understand it's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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