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CGI Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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CGI CEO George D. Schindler
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  1. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    Good company, great values for

    Cons

    No Cons only pros....Best Company

    CGI2019-06-19
  2. "You can do better"

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    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.

    CGI2019-08-27
  3. "Great staff operating worldwide"

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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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    Advice to Management

    Go back to split countries for smaller. Australia should be Australia, not separate bu's between states. Relax the billability profile so that consultants have room to find more business.

    CGI2019-05-01
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Office in North Sydney 2) Share Purchase Plan

    Cons

    1) Management is busy on racking up the numbers (Revenue) to make themselves look good and not focused on keeping employees motivated. 2) People sitting there for years together without the want to learn latest technologies. 3) Very poor project managers 4) All the skilled resources have left. 5) Value of technical certifications are not realized by the management. The certification is just used to sell you to a... client.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and please take a look outside at the Australian Market. Smaller boutique consulting firms win more business and adding more value to customers. Try solving the business problem of the client to produce a business outcome rather than bringing in a technology partner to solve the client's problem.

    CGI2019-05-03
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Nice comfortable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very responsive to requests for mentoring Great opportunities for advancement if you hustle Great colleagues and reasonable requests for management

    Cons

    Internal software is archaic Microsoft and Oracle crap that is a nightmare to navigate and use. Two cultures - old hands from Logica days have a body shop mentality and are unreliable. No sales or marketing team - All staff are expected to sell, but also expected to be billable 4.5 days a week.

    CGI2019-02-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "cgi australia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    share purchase plan is really good

    Cons

    career advancement is nowhere as training is not provided

    CGI2018-11-26
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    "Disappointing career move"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some engaging projects and good customers. One star for that and another for pay.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, poor HR, diabolically poor management. Even after successful delivery of a project and happy customers, management and HR only chose to dwell on trivial negatives. Limited management and peer collaboration and support. No plans or opportunities from HoD's or management moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Check yourselves out asap and the business may have a chance

    CGI2018-10-23
  8. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good intent. Wonderful staff mostly

    Cons

    Management instability is an issue to overcome

    Advice to Management

    Focus on technology

    CGI2018-08-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "unpleasant environment to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGI full-time

    Pros

    hardly any, some of the people where nice

    Cons

    management, pay, no opportunity to move forward

    Advice to Management

    retire

    CGI2018-09-27
  10. "A comfortable place to work, though not great for building industry skills and experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Every person I've worked with has been helpful, kind and laidback. The biggest reason why I like working at this company. + Generally more concerned with what you get done, rather than face time at the office - so they're flexible with working at home or coming late as long as it doesn't impact the job. + A share purchase plan where you can buy company shares up to 3% of your salary which is matched by the... company.

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    Cons

    - Although it's the nature of a consultancy, you have little options in what you end up working on. - I don't feel it's a very technology centric company - a lot of their skills, tools and practices are old and we generally play catch-up once it starts getting embarrassing that we aren't competent in established industry trend (for example, we only just started to transition out of Waterfall and we don't properly... practice Agile). Best practice such as TDD is unheard of. - A lot of unease because of recent layoffs. - Stress over weekly "billable utilization" on employees, when it should be management dealing with it. - Because the focus is always on billing clients for your time, there's little incentive to experiment or learn and minimal appetite for risk. - The internal systems used for timesheets, knowledge sharing, admin stuff, etc are awful.

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    Advice to Management

    - Simplify your company values into something more meaningful rather than its current form - corporate jargon that elicits an eyeroll. - Be a more technologically savvy company: be willing to adapt to new processes and tools, encourage employees to learn and adopt best practice during work. This can't be done right now as the focus is always on budget. Innovation, technical skill and creativity cannot be encouraged... in the current culture.

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    CGI2018-08-16
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