CGI Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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CGI President and Chief Executive Officer George D. Schindler
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  1. "Nice company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good company, great values for

    Cons

    No Cons only pros....Best Company

  2. "About Company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good management and customers leadership

    Cons

    Sometimes get some monotonous and old fashioned way of doing things


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's all about billing"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that you work closely with are often great people and fun to be around. Salary is also very competitive.

    Cons

    Everything is about billing and utilisation. You could go for years being 100% utilised but once you hit a lean patch they are all over you. It gets to the stage where if you are struggling to fill a timesheet fully, just waking up on Friday becomes a trigger for you. People have had breakdowns, it's that bad. There s also zero opportunity for professional development. Management openly said that they wouldn't pay for people to go to "talk fests". They have this highly touted "management foundation" that is supposed to be a quality management framework but it never EVER gets used, except when it comes to working out financials and THEN you get bogged down for weeks.

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  4. "So Bad.... Soo Very Bad"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It really opened my eyes on how poorly some large consulting firms treat their employees.

    Cons

    You will work long hours, management are in it for themselves. They cut jobs at the first sniff of financial pressure, especially in Australia. Don't do it unless you are really hard up need a job. It was a real eye opener for me.

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  5. "Good environment for professionals"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good salary with good opportunities for developing your career and skills.

    Cons

    There are almost no downsides if you can keep yourself busy.

  6. "CGI"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Huge company, plenty of nice people

    Cons

    -slow growth -middle management not very experienced

  7. "CGI Technologies & Solutions Australia - Corrupted Management and Toxic."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different situations and a selected few good people that are friendly and willing to help. I really wish it was a different place. I enjoyed working here but the VP and the 2 directors (top 1%) ruined it.

    Cons

    Corrupted Management. Toxic environment. Be prepared to be thrown under the bus. I was chucked under the bus multiple times even through i followed the instructions correctly under the guidance of my manager. I left the company and still my name gets slandered and crapped on. Not once did i get a thank you instead management got all the gratitude. TYPICAL GLOBAL TOXIC COMPANY. - Backstabbing, alliances, the top 1% (3 people) STEAL all the credit, get the bonuses and salary increases whereas, the workers is just a number.

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  8. "Great organisation"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various training and mentoring opportunities Opportunities to work in similar roles with multiple clients either locally, nationally or abroad Supportive and inclusive company culture - great colleagues to work with both locally and abroad. Good benefits and opportunity to own shares in the organisation.

    Cons

    Bonus scheme dependant on performance of the entire business unit, not based on your office location. However, this can also be good when your location does not have a great year.

  9. "You can do better"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICT Consultant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large global company with major footprint in Canada and the USA.

    Cons

    Corporate profit is everything. You are just a number.

  10. "Great staff operating worldwide"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome team of people. Potential to have worldwide collaboration. Pay is quite good.

    Cons

    Lots of corporate direction from US/Canada that doesn't always work for APAC. Like many other large companies, can flick you at a moment's notice. Have seen this happen to 10/20/30 + year tenure members many times. No sales teams which I don't think works still. Directors are responsible for bringing in business but are always too busy managing their current clients. Lots of good operating and process frameworks but difficult to share across continents with like minded professionals.

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