GFI Informatique
3.1 of 5 12 reviews
www.gfi.fr Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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Michel Beilin

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A good opportunity to Grow

Systems and Network Administrator (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

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

ProsCompetitive 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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid ecosystem for techies

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsStrong 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, ...)

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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senior software developer

Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
Cairo (Egypt)

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

Prosgood friends and good mangers relation

Conswork in university education managment

Advice to Senior Managementtake care of your employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Recruted during a mission

Production Engineer (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

I have been working at GFI Informatique for more than a year

ProsDirect managers nice, talkative and open-minded

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's an outsourcing company, what would You expect?

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Sophia Antipolis (France)

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

ProsIt'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.

ConsIt'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I do not bother them and they do not bother me

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sophia Antipolis (France)

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Small agency, small teams, few rewarding missions but nice people

Lead Developer (Former Employee)
Aix-en-Provence (France)

I worked at GFI Informatique full-time for less than a year

Pros- Small teams and small projects can be a benefit in some ways, don't have pressure
- Being in Agency of Aix en Provence which is a nice location
- Management is ok with you

Cons- Short term missions, have to switch quite often from technologies
- Not a lot of contracts, always with the same clients

Advice to Senior Management- If you want to keep people, raise their salary or try to boost your missions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good if you like laying arround

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at GFI Informatique as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Excellent work/life balance
- Compensation was above average

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good, the company is just too big.

Consultant (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

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

ProsLots of different clients
Open to almost all technologies

ConsToo much consultants. You just feel like an ant sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp people evolve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Average

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at GFI Informatique

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

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

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