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!
IT consultant (Former Employee) – Montreal quebec – 24 July 2015
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) I hope this will help you
CGI as a whole is a good company, nice team environment
Consultant (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 14 July 2015
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.
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, Canada – 14 July 2015
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.
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.
Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 9 July 2015
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.
Not a place you'd want to stay more than a couple of years
Senior Consultant, Project Manager (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 19 June 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.
Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 25 May 2015
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.
Learning new things and handling a lot of huge task to make me a better person.
Chef D'équipe Réseau (Current Employee) – Montreal – 20 May 2015
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.
Accounting (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 May 2015
At CGI you're not an employee, you're a number. Managers were all out for themselves and would happily throw you under the bus to save their own hide. Rewards for working nights and weekends, otherwise you're a slacker. Don't work there unless you have to.
Senior Consultant - Proposal Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 April 2015
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.
Work from home, Flexible hours, independence, career progression
High stress, poor management education in Canada, solitary
Free lunch and dinner being held in our lunch room
Senior Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 March 2015
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.