CGI Group

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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 – more... 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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Not a satisfying experience
Consultant (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJuly 14, 2015
Pros: Recession-proof
Cons: Low pay; experience not valued
Honestly, not one of the most memorable places that I have worked at. I would not recommend this company to my friends and acquaintances. Management talks about how great a place this is to work, but they don't seem to believe it themselves.
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Highly professional management & staff with great work ethic and values. Good work does not go un-noticed and culture of life-work balance is strong
Executive Assistant to VP, BBM & Cust Ops (Current Employee), Montreal, Quebec, CanadaJuly 14, 2015
Pros: Ability to occasionally work from home, regular fun events, strong social club activities; gym and kiniesiologists on worksite, great downtown location, conveniences in the building.
Cons: Can't think of one.
Workplace full of interesting and intelligent people, diverse and professional. Hard work and innovation are the cornerstones of this company and they really live up to their values. A strong culture of life-work balance is prevalent and personal growth and development are not only encouraged, but required. Member recognition is a regular and practiced occurence.
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Not the greatest
Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee), Markham, ONJuly 9, 2015
Cons: very organized
The way the company had treated me the second time around was very disrespectful. Would not personally recommend for people to work here. Not open to change or new ideas. Lags behind its major competitors.
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Not a place you'd want to stay more than a couple of years
Senior Consultant, Project Manager (Current Employee), Victoria, BCJune 19, 2015
Can be a great place to engage with a lot of interesting and different technologies, great place to be exposed to new things, quite challenging and you get thrown into a lot of deep water. How well you do and how fulfilling you find it is largely dependent on luck- join at the right time, luck onto a great project team, hit the right timing when fresh contract money is flowing in the door and you'll likely enjoy it here.
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Good company start your career
Learning and Development Consultant for Canada (Current Employee), Markham, ONJune 16, 2015
Good company start your career and grow.
Great team environment.
Effective Leadership
Importance given to Work-life balance
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Not a great place to work
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 28, 2015
Pros: Employees
Cons: Long hours with no compensation
I found the culture and moral was very low. I was never excited to go to work. I did enjoy working for my boss and the team. There always seemed to be a lot of politics.
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Stay away
Consultant -Full (Former Employee), Halifax, NSMay 25, 2015
Pros: Secure position
Cons: Salary, no advancement
Poorly managed from an employee perspective, compensation below market, no room for advancement. Duties increase, salary does not.
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Great benefits, but with a few downfalls
Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee), Regina, SKMay 25, 2015
Pros: great benefits, lots of training
Cons: transient, lower pay, high stress
It is a great place to get a start in your career, just don't get stuck in the service desk analyst job. It can be high stress and the amount they pay for you to do that job isn't great, but it's suppose to be a stepping stone into what you really want to do.

The benefits they offer are quite good though. almost healthcare (including dental), investment matching, retirement, etc. It honestly made working there a lot better.

The people I worked with were quite good, even if it was quite transient at the service desk side.
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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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