Senior Technical Team Leader assisting Manager (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 29 August 2013
A typical day at work for me consists of emails, conference calls, projects, managing sla's, KPI's, and managing my employees. CGI has an excellent structure and was a terrific learning experience for me in many aspects. To me communication is a very important aspect to succeed as a manager and i am very keen on this with my employees on a daily basis.
QA Analyst (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 28 July 2017
CGI is a good place to start at but not a good place to stay. If you are looking for advancement go somewhere else after max 2 years. Pay is terrible, raises very small.
When I worked at the CGI office, if I turned to talk with someone about anything not work related the team lead would put a quick stop to it (sorry but should be able to talk to fellow employees). The worked me like a dog, no down time allowed
When I work at client site it is much better atmosphere as you get to live that company culture. Still no matter how much the client likes you it is not reflected in your yearly reviews. (the reviews have no impact on your income)
Canadian IT consulting firm with strong male gender bias
Project and Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) – Canada – 29 May 2017
CGI is closely held by the founder and very profitable. For shareholders it's an excellent investment. For employees it's a big machine that produces revenue. This is a good place to learn and grow but caring about the client or the quality of the work is reserved for those below director level; above that the focus is on the pursuit of profit.
Broad span of technologies to learn about and work with
Not so much enphasis on helping clients be smarter; more on relieving them of their IT budgets
Interesting company to work for, doing different things
IT Consultant working for various organizations (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS and Moncton, NB and Fredericton, NB – 25 May 2017
Good company in general. The have profit sharing in the form of shares in the company. If you like working on different contracts with different companies as a consultant, this is a great company. When not on contract they offer training to their employees. Only issue I had was I had a supervisor that wouldn't do my yearly performance review/pay increase for 2 straight years.
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 April 2017
Raises were infrequent. Usually had a re-org in Sept (fiscal year-end) Stock purchase was a good deal they match you up to 3%. Depending on the project days could be very long. Clients were varied and we provided their IT Dept. Most of the people I worked with were knowledgeable and easy to get along with.
Benefit flexability and Health Spending account. Stock purchase plan
Unix System Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 April 2017
CGI is the first North America company I worked with after I immigrated from Japan to Canada in 1996. When I first get to Canada and started looking for a job, almost all the company asked me: "Do you have Canadian experience". easy question, kind of hard for me to answer. The four years' experience at CGI help me to get established in Canada, a great company!
Kinesiologist Assistant (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 12 April 2017
This placement was a good introduction to everything you can do with Kinesiology in terms of health and fitness, health promotion, ergonomics. I learned a lot, and not every day is the same which allows for a lot of variety.
it is a better company to work for people who does not worry about spending time with the family.The employees are shown to the client like warriors but in reality the employees are slaves who does not have other choice than work work work finally get half a peanut as yearly increment or do 40 hours of overtime a week and not get paid or time off. All the
you have a job
Employees are treated as slaves, Management need to go back to school
Senior Consultant Incident management center (IMC) (Current Employee) – Chicoutimi, QC – 15 February 2017
I enjoy my job, I enjoy the related tasks and the team I am working for.
But the moral is very low, there is too much politics internal politics ongoing and consultants feel like numbers. Depending on the management, there is not much implication model ongoing, feeling like a consultant is far from the manager.
I am fortunate to have a job where I can work from home some times and it is positive, and a relief from the heavy air at the office.
Possibility of a work from home post. Workload is ok