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Learning new things and handling a lot of huge task to make me a better person.
Chef D'équipe Réseau (Current Employee), MontrealMay 20, 2015
Pros: Work from home if you can
Cons: Health benefits
Arrive at Office, Review any new work (or help request) tickets and emails and escalations
Follow-up on any unfinished tickets from the day before.
Team Meetings with various departments.
Client Meeting
Hardest part of the job was satisfying everyone in a timely fashion.
Required status reporting on multiple levels.
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Productive and fun place to work
CONSULTANT (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 18, 2015
Pros: comany size
Cons: work hours
Interesting (customer site), but productive place to work.Learned a lot in ITIL Service Manager practice in corporate environment.
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Canadian Proposal Managers at CGI
Senior Consultant - Proposal Manager (Current Employee), Toronto, ONApril 24, 2015
Pros: Work from home, Flexible hours, independence, career progression
Cons: High stress, poor management education in Canada, solitary
There's never a typical day as a Proposal Manager at CGI. The projects change weekly, bi-weekly and bi-monthly. Employees are called Members which is to ensure that members of the company feel tied to the company's personality and results. The most challenging part of this job in Canada is the high-stress role and orientation to deadlines. Project deadlines must be set and met. Individuals need to have a high degree of patience and stress tolerance to be able to compete and complete projects on time. Overall the company is a leader in Canada, and has some great people. The company has a long standing list of managers which were promoted within - this is a double edged sword. The good news is, CGI insiders or members with history are kept and keep climbing the corporate ladder; on the backside of this picture is poor management education. Few to minimal Canadian Manager at GIS Canada possess an MBA or higher management education. As a result, GEN-Y culture within the company is low and the employee turnover is quite high. New talent is always being sought.
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A great place to build an IT career
Test Analyst - Various Clients (Former Employee), Stratford, PEApril 20, 2015
A very good culture to work in. You are encouraged to grow your skills. There is a very good social and community engagement with the company also.
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Free lunch and dinner being held in our lunch room
Senior Operator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMarch 29, 2015
Pros: Free lunches and sometimes dinner.
Day starts with the night shift to day-shift turn-overs.
Then checking emails for any instructions from the manager, special requests from the clients.
Checking the output queues for daily printing.
Prioritizing the immediate printing of sameday service clients.
Inserting the first printed batch while co-workers still printing the remaining reports.
The hardest part is when a client calls and makes a special requests of urgent printing. That request will screw up our schedule for the days output. Enjoyable part is when everybody pitches in including the manager just to make sure that the request is done making sure that the client is satisfied and happy.
Before the day's end the manager threats us with food and drinks.
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Low Salary
JAVA/ATG web commerce developer (Current Employee), Sherbrooke, QCMarch 18, 2015
Pros: some good project
Cons: low salary
Good place to work when starting a career.
But Salary is low and does not grow even if you work hard.
Too much stress.
C0-workers have a good team culture
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Great School
Helpdesk Support Specialist (Former Employee), Montréal, QCMarch 12, 2015
Pros: advancement, structured
Cons: low pay wages
CGI is a school by itself..it is the first company that exposed me to ITSM and ITIL at work. Gave me understanding on how to manage a support center and all the QA and metrics.
the problem with CGI is that the pay is not that great, but it would be a great gateway for those looking to launch their careers.
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Entrepreneurial
Director, Consulting Services (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 10, 2015
It is a very entrepreneurial organization. Everyone has a part to play in growing the company. Wins are celebrated. This is why they are the largest consulting firm in Canada.
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Fun place
Production Application Support Technical Lead (Former Employee), MarkhamFebruary 3, 2015
busy
Good. Gives us full picture of upper management and details of changes
good
good
users
challenges of new issues and troubleshooting them
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Good overall
Analyst/Programmer (Current Employee), Quebec City, QCJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: personal life is important.
Cons: big. you feel alone at time.
CGI is a worldwide leader in IT. They offer good compensation and benefit and they care about the employees.

Overall they offer a nice place to work and possibilities for advancement.
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Transcriptionist
Transcriptionist / Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 30, 2014
Transcribe Insurance Investigation reports with the use of a dictaphone and ensure reports are completed in a timely and accurate manner
Maintain great attention to detail
Ensure the rules of FOIP are followed when dealing with documentation handling
Assist adjusters with all aspects of report handling
Set up of new claims for file handling
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Good
SAP Consultant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 28, 2014
Good company to work and nice culture. Great atmosphere. Nice place to learn and obtain different experience.
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Good Place to work
Consultant (Former Employee), Halifax, NSOctober 31, 2014
Best place to work when comes to job security
Co-workers are really helpful and awesome work culture
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Dynamic Event coordinator
Administrative Coordinator, Global Communications (Former Employee), Montréal, QCSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: shareholder of company and great benefits
Cons: large teams that prevented mgmt to meet with employees
A typical day at work would be to begin the day with team meetings to discuss upcoming events, communications, presentations, etc. for the President that had to be addressed and coordinated.

I learned to become a team player and developed leadership skills during the time I was there. I was given the opportunity to share my ideas and intentions to improve the company development.

I worked with fantastic, dynamic colleagues that made my work environment very pleasant.
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Co-workers were great
Computer Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great co-workers, flexible times, possible work from home
Cons: corporate culture
Our company was taken over by CGI Group and the pay and benefits were on par with other companies at the time. They were very flexible on what time you arrived as long as you put in a full day which was nice on those days that you just wanted to sleep in. The corporate culture was difficult to navigate as they expected the employees to make up any work time missed during natural disasters or take it as unpaid or vacation. Overall I had a good experience due to the quality of the co-workers I was able to work with every day.
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Siloed organization that stifles creativity and value generation
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Moncton, NBSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: work flexibility offered and considered as needed
Cons: requests for training go unanswered and unfulfilled
This organization is not just siloed by tiers, but the tiers actively fight and compete with each other in front of the client. Knowledge is rarely transferred effectively and a steady stream of people passing through roles make solving even simple problems more rigorous and difficult than they should be.

As an independent consultant, you may have a different experience altogether as some friends have stayed with CGI for some time. If you are working for an IT-outsourced client and intend to stay within your job description, this organization may provide you with a good fit.
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Good work environment and the management team is the best.
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee), EdmontonAugust 25, 2014
Good work environment and the management team is the best.Good work environment and the management team is the best.Good work environment and the management team is the best.
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the most enjoyable part of the job
Senior Database Analyst/Administrator (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 13, 2014
Working with highly talented team was one the main advantage of working for CGI
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Good place to work
C# .Net Analyst (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 1, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: to grow to next level, need to do very hard. sometimes impossible.
1. Having secured job.
2. To grow to next level, need to do very hard. Sometimes impossible.
3. Salary hikes are very less.
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Salary is too low
Change Coordinator (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMay 27, 2014
Pros: regular hours
Cons: not able to work from home, 40 hours/week
Salary here is too low. Salary increase not enough per year. We used to work 37.5 hrs, than make us work 40 hrs without salary increase. Working hour not too flexible in my department.

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