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CGI CEO George D. Schindler
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  1. "Year-long Placement"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in Leatherhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are cared for and have interesting projects.

    Cons

    The decor of the office was not great and felt very boxy.

    CGI2019-03-28
  2. "Great work environment and early career support"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Leatherhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best things about CGI is its members. Everyone I work with is so motivated and committed to working towards our common goal. It's such a great team to work with.

    Cons

    Career development at CGI could be improved. There is only 1 time a year you can get a promotion, and you have to 'prove your skills' by presenting to a panel. It's a very long process, and getting a promotion doesn't mean your salary will go up either.

    CGI2019-04-09
  3. "Solid Benefits Consultancy Model Not For Everyone"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent social opportunities, a wide variety of projects to work on in different industries. Private medical care, share purchase plan.

    Cons

    Salary is usually not competitive against market rate after a few years of joining as a new graduate. Very convoluted management structure with many layers.

    CGI2019-04-17
  4. "Depending on department can impact job satisfaction greatly"

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    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Bridgend, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great career progression opportunities Chance to work remotely Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Service desk is an absolute nightmare avoid at all costs. Pay is very low

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to match skill sets and stop treating the service desk staff like cattle

    CGI2019-04-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to get experience of consulting, handling challenges that come your way, following a process and producing documentation. Generally nice people to work with who take an interest in your career and development.

    Cons

    Working with consultants on client side was tricky, they seemed to try to delay at every opportunity. Large gov contracts were often won without a consideration for delivery leaving those responsible to meet requirements out on a limb. Tricky to negotiate pay rises due to financial health of company.

    Advice to Management

    Support your junior staff more when talking to bully clients

    CGI2019-04-02
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dead from the neck up, with nothing to sell."

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Fairly easy life, process oriented risk averse culture,

    Cons

    A lot of talk about innovation, but nothing really happening. Distinct lack of technical experience, just lots of managers and targets.

    Advice to Management

    I think it's too late, why don't you leave now before you get found out?

    CGI2019-03-25
  7. "Coordinate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely staff, great atmosphere, friendly manner, organized system

    Cons

    Overtime sometimes, can get overly busy and noisy at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, carry on building a strong team.

    CGI2019-03-28
  8. "Managing Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CGI full-time

      Pros

      - Great culture - Great people - Share purchasing scheme

      Cons

      - Inter business unit strategy is poor - Poor business development - Lack of opportunity

      CGI2019-03-27
    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at CGI full-time

      Pros

      Projects, missions, industry and clients

      Cons

      Management, lack of structure and methodology

      CGI2019-03-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Politically motivated organisation"

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      Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      It's a good company if you're working in junior roles. Share participation scheme

      Cons

      If you're in a sales or BD role, there is literally no career path, nor a culture of sales. One of the worst places for such roles. Poor commision structures. Too many old tmers who are politically motivated and make life difficut.

      Advice to Management

      Weed out politics and focus on Innovation

      CGI2019-03-21
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