CGI Group Employee Reviews in Canada

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Management is not that good
Financial Support Analyst (Current Employee), Halifax, NSApril 5, 2016
Pros: Good to start your career with IT
Cons: Not good for long term, no growth
Management is not that happy with your progress until they are progressing .
There is favoritism not on the basis of performance, but on the basis of buttering
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Excellent
Case Manager (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONMarch 18, 2016
Pros: flexiability
Cons: beta software tools
Innovated company with excellent management and employee relations. A great product with excellent co workers and workplace environment. No issues with this employer.
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good opportunites and challege environment
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Markham, ONMarch 2, 2016
Pros: challege and good opportunites
Cons: job is not secure
A lot of opportunities in CGI which you can grow your career. I have learned a lot and gained very good experience in CGI. But the job is not secure since you have to look for the job all the time from one project to the next project.
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A workplace with lots of outdoor work which i enjoyed
Claims Analyst (Former Employee), Markham, ONFebruary 24, 2016
Pros: perks like new co leased car and free car wash
Cons: Road traffic will slower the speed of work
Had to quit after contract over.CGI was handling AVIVA claims as independent co and AVIVA got his own team and hence co out of business.
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Multinational company that sometimes forget the littlle people
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCFebruary 12, 2016
Pros: Large company that has a well defined company goal
Cons: Management sometimes forget that we are all human
The company has a great concept on success. Many process and option to ensure greatness. The breakdown happens on the lower echelons when some of the teams lose sight of these and forget that a company is built on the shoulders of 3 things (Clients, shareholders and members) not only 1 (clients).
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Cgi
it project manager (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJanuary 18, 2016
Pros: Many offices to choose from, with many different types of job paths.
Cons: Directors are basically empty suits.
Not a bad company to work for when you start off. However advancement is slow and management direction is poor. The organisation need little more maturity in terms of process and integration between various business units.
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It is good place to stay but not to grow.
Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONJanuary 12, 2016
Pros: Balancing work and life
Cons: Not a good place to grow
Job security.
Life and work balance.
No raise in salary for anyone.
Flexible working hours.
Have at least one training per year.
Very friendly environment.
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good company
Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 5, 2016
Salary increments will be less, but good place to work
work from home option is available. very big company so lot of opportunities to grow
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Many challenging responsibilities
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee), Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDecember 15, 2015
Pros: Software development
Cons: Government deadlines
A good work environment with many opportunities to develop new skills using leading edge technology. Helping clients meet reporting requirements was very rewarding.
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Good Company
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 14, 2015
Pros:
Flexible with work hours
Good options for personal development

Cons
Career is self managed
Client and project circumstances determine the career advancement. You may not get to work on the projects that you want to work due to the client demands.
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customer needs Matter most
Senior Helpdesk technician (Current Employee), Montréal, QCNovember 25, 2015
CGI is a huge company with lots of rules to follow. for a big company to run smoothly, you will expect that.
the company is really focus on customer satisfaction so the emphasis is stress on that.
the hardest part of the job are for those dealing directly with costumers via phone calls. the costumers are quite exigent
but when you work as a back office is much fun, less stress, and lots of encouragements from the managing team.
employee training is at the heart of the company. so lots of training either personal and collective are available
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Co-workers
QA Analyst/Senior QA Analyst (Former Employee), Markham, ONNovember 13, 2015
Pros: Treats Fridays
Cons: Long hours at certain times
The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues, everybody helped each other and always traded information
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Productive & Fun
IT Consultant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCNovember 6, 2015
Fun workplace with supportive management
lots of resources, material & supportive groups to help in the day to day job.
The environment will help in the personal grow and development of the resources.
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World Leader in IT Consulting
Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 3, 2015
CGI is a top provider of IT consulting. Focus on larger contract work around the world. Also offers in-house solutions to clients.
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What i have learned
IT Consultant (Former Employee), Montréal, QCOctober 23, 2015
After having 3 1/2 years experience in IT industry including my stage at CGI and obtaining a college certificate in Network Administration, I am still learning, but form day to day i fell more secure. Since that period i have learned a lot and from the first day till today i become more confident and efficient doing any task to meet the requirements demanded by my unit and the clients.

In the same time i have started to use various techniques and methods with they helped me to finish my tasks and increase my experience in the IT domain.I have also visited some clients on site to do the necessary job ,and in the same time i have started to be more efficient in testing applications and software for the client using different platforms and techniques.
In the last few months I've started to prepare documents and templates to describe the procedure of QA testing.
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Horrible Place to Work
Analyst (Former Employee), Markham, ONOctober 6, 2015
Pros: Health Spending Account, Share Purchase Plan
Cons: Severe micro-management, unqualified management and leadership.
Too much politics and favoritism. There is no chance of advancement. No chance of a long stay either.

Poorly organized and poorly qualified management.

Management do not like people who are innovative or think out side of the box even though the company claims they want people like this in their company.
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It has not changed here in awhile. It's a good learning ground if you aren't expecting work/life balance
Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee), Markham, OntarioOctober 5, 2015
There is a lot to do, but it is difficult to advance if you do not match a specific mold. You can get stuck without advancement for awhile
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Micro-Managed!
Consultant (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONSeptember 1, 2015
At CGI there is no balance between life and work. Management is non-existent, except micro-management. Co-workers for the most part are good to work with, there are some bad apples as with any place of employment.
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Good place to work
Director Consulting Services (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 11, 2015
Good place to work, the organisation need little more maturity in terms of process and integration between various business units.
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Poor management workplace
IT consultant (Former Employee), Montreal quebecJuly 24, 2015
Pros: CGI as a whole is a good company, nice team environment
Cons: Low wage, poor management in my department
I worked 4 years in CGI Montreal IT department
Poorly managed from an employee perspective, compensation below market, no room for advancement. Duties increase, salary does not. No concrete training accepting every job anytime from clients, but not time to properly train the employees, only eyes on money and save costs.
And every good politics to save money, overtime not paid, yes they said it is their politic to save it (bank it ) up to 40h then your manager will ask you to take time off, you will be force to work statutory holidays and never get paid all you will get is a random day off. The salary is way below the industry standard, 16$/h while Desjardin, TD, Deloitte employees doing the same job were 25$/h
No carrier advancement for non-white, yes I said, if you are real Quebecois you get your way easily, and all the good comments are from them because they advance and get everything for less effort. From My VP, director, manager none of them had an university degree, but the employees had a Bsc to Msc. You have to know someone there to advance, a lot of family member of the VP were working there with no IT degree but were advancing at the speed of light.
After 3 years most of my colleagues got depress and were on medical leave, including me.

Team environment was very good (among colleagues, and my last manager was good too, the previous was horrible)
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Claimed Profile
Headquarters
1130 Sherbrooke St. West 7th Fl.
Montreal QC, Canada
Revenue
$1bn to $5bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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CGI Group website

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