IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 October 2015
After having 3 1/2 years experience in IT industry including my stage at CGI and obtaining a college certificate in Network Administration, I am still learning, but form day to day i fell more secure. Since that period i have learned a lot and from the first day till today i become more confident and efficient doing any task to meet the requirements demanded by my unit and the clients.
In the same time i have started to use various techniques and methods with they helped me to finish my tasks and increase my experience in the IT domain.I have also visited some clients on site to do the necessary job ,and in the same time i have started to be more efficient in testing applications and software for the client using different platforms and techniques. In the last few months I've started to prepare documents and templates to describe the procedure of QA testing.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 1 September 2015
At CGI there is no balance between life and work. Management is non-existent, except micro-management. Co-workers for the most part are good to work with, there are some bad apples as with any place of employment.
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.