CGI Group Employee Reviews

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Low Salary
JAVA/ATG web commerce developer (Current Employee) –  Sherbrooke, QC18 March 2015
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
Pros
Some good project
Cons
Low salary
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Great School
Helpdesk Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 March 2015
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.
Pros
Advancement, structured
Cons
Low pay wages
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Entrepreneurial
Director, Consulting Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 February 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) –  Markham3 February 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, QC26 January 2015
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.
Pros
Personal life is important.
Cons
Big. You feel alone at time.
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Transcriptionist
Transcriptionist / Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 December 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 Place to work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS31 October 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, QC22 September 2014
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.
Pros
Shareholder of company and great benefits
Cons
Large teams that prevented Mgmt to meet with employees
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Co-workers were great
Computer Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 September 2014
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.
Pros
Great co-workers, flexible times, possible work from home
Cons
Corporate culture
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Siloed organization that stifles creativity and value generation
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB4 September 2014
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.
Pros
Work flexibility offered and considered as needed
Cons
Requests for training go unanswered and unfulfilled
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the most enjoyable part of the job
Senior Database Analyst/Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 August 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, AB1 July 2014
1. Having secured job.
2. To grow to next level, need to do very hard. Sometimes impossible.
3. Salary hikes are very less.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
To grow to next level, need to do very hard. Sometimes impossible.
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Salary is too low
Change Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC27 May 2014
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.
Pros
Regular hours
Cons
Not able to work from home, 40 hours/week
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An interesting experience
Team Lead - Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 May 2014
When you are at CGI be prepared to be your own manager your own developer your own everything...
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UNIX System Administrator (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 May 2014
CGI Is a consulting firm. As a consultant for CGI I can say that the salary and benefits are par with industry standards.
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Great work place for freshers
Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 May 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job and improved professionally and personally.
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Routine work including Incident tickets,etc and other new fancy technology
Senior System Admin/Network Designer (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS29 April 2014
it's a good company to learn a lot but company has no good plan to provide the more professional training and career support for individuals.
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Great learning Experience
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC22 April 2014
Great learning Experience you get to touch a bit of everything
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OK place to work only if you don't have to interact with other CGI groups
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ontario12 April 2014
The process gods rule. Co-operation between groups is non-existent. Some employees' reason for living appears to be to create whatever roadblocks they can for other groups.
Company is really many different companies stuck together with gum. Everyone has their own standard way of doing things. Submitting simple requests becomes a nightmare even for seasoned employees because every helpline (and there are many) requires different procedures for requests and they keep changing them.
Employees are treated as commodity. To make up for it they're called member. Of course member is just a nice way of saying d*ck.
Pros
OK pay, basic benefit package.
Cons
Go there only if you can stop caring about things like being productive.
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Where you go to gain hands on experience
Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 March 2014
A typical day at CGI is rarely predictable, I am part of a team that handles end to end services, and therefore I am involved in every aspect of the business from the acquisition of a client, to the building of the architecture, delivery and transitio of the project and to the client customer service satisfaction of the service desk.
Pros
Invaluable experience
Cons
Hours often extend to evenings and weekends
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