CGI Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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3.5
67%
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86%
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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
George D. Schindler
1,837 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee friendly, Work from Home(in 514 reviews)

  • "Good benefits good work life balance good colleague great work environment great learning opportunities(in 438 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career growth is a serious problem(in 146 reviews)

  • "No cons as far as I am concerned(in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good work experiences. Good management

    Cons

    Nothing to say. Campus is very small

  2. "Great UK MD but rest of the company stuck in the past"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Client Services in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic UK MD, benefits, stable

    Cons

    Slow to change, inflexible, internal processes, local mindset, not global

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  3. "Good Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible working, if you can do the work they leave you to get on with it

    Cons

    lack of challenges and career progression

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  4. "Excellent Benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in South Cornelly, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work ethic, decent career development

    Cons

    A bit too focus on bottom line

  5. "Good company to be part of"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, challenging enviroment

    Cons

    Hierarchal structure, poor compensation and training

  6. "Great company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A wonderful Canadian IT Company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive, friendly environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Technical Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training, excellent benefits, very passionate and friendly co-workers, fast progression, very manageable workload, KPIs aren't the end of the world with more of a focus on ticket resolutions. Overall, yes it can be gruelling on the Service Desk at times but from the sounds of it it's much, much better than it is at other companies . You will be tested at times but if you put in your 9 months (I put in 10) on the Service Desk there is a massive amount of progression into basically any IT related job you can think of (and whilst Service Desk can be hard, it gets much, much better once you move away from Service Desk).

    Cons

    Low pay for equivalent roles at other companies, work/life balance can fall out of sync at times, potential mismanagement (very dependent on the team you're assigned to, some teams are managed amazingly, some not so much), at the end of the day you're still a pawn in the larger corporate structure.

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  8. COVID-19

    "CGI in the UK named as a Top Employer 2020???"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - S/W Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Salary & benefits are OK

    Cons

    Despite their claim to be the top UK employer I saw NO evidence of this, work was repetitive & boring. Poor interproject communication which was exacerbated by the lockdown but management were incapable of resolving these issues. Management style was autocratic and somewhat micro-management and a number of staff were unhappy. Also, since the lockdown our working hours have increased dramatically and pressure to deliver.

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  9. "Good Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Considerate when it comes to work /life balance.

    Cons

    Limited time to find new client work after which you are out.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just a number"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Swansea, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts - can swap with colleagues

    Cons

    Poor management with no structure or coordination

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