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Productive and Fun Work Place
Sr. Technical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 June 2015
Flexible schedules to manage work/life commitments including personal days off and Volunteer days.
Productive and Fun Work Place
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Good company start your career
Learning and Development Consultant for Canada (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON16 June 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, ON28 May 2015
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.
Pros
Employees
Cons
Long hours with no compensation
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Stay away
Consultant -Full (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS25 May 2015
Poorly managed from an employee perspective, compensation below market, no room for advancement. Duties increase, salary does not.
Pros
Secure position
Cons
Salary, no advancement
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Great benefits, but with a few downfalls
Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK25 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.
Pros
great benefits, lots of training
Cons
transient, lower pay, high stress
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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) –  Montreal20 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.
Pros
Work from home if you can
Cons
Health benefits
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Productive and fun place to work
CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 May 2015
Interesting (customer site), but productive place to work.Learned a lot in ITIL Service Manager practice in corporate environment.
Pros
comany size
Cons
work hours
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Too large
Accounting (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 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.
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Fun and team work
Director Consulting services (Current Employee) –  Montreal6 May 2015
I am CPA,CMA having worked in organization performance improvements intiatives for the last 15 years. I like to work with a team in a cool place, where autonomy and entreprenorship is welcome.
Pros
variable hours
Cons
stressful place
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Canadian Proposal Managers at CGI
Senior Consultant - Proposal Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 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.
Pros
Work from home, Flexible hours, independence, career progression
Cons
High stress, poor management education in Canada, solitary
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A great place to build an IT career
Test Analyst - Various Clients (Former Employee) –  Stratford, PE20 April 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, ON29 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.
Pros
Free lunches and sometimes dinner.
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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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amazing company to work for
Reporting Analyst/Technical Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON9 October 2014
I was their for 10 years and the company moved our department to Montreal or else I would have still been there

The best company I worked for
Pros
department lunches, benefits, staff, and management
Cons
none to report
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