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You hit the glass ceiling pretty quickly. The benefits decreased over time as budgets tightened. Top heavy on management, not built to compete with firms specifically in the body shop business.
no OT pay
Great company to work for. I enjoyed my time there. CGI is great supporting training and education. Flexible hours are available. The company does have internal support for family and counseling services.
Flexible hours, great employees support
Employee evaluation process takes some getting used to.
This is a decent company. Your work and satisfaction will vary depend on the project and the client. If you work with the tough client with bad attitude, you'll then have bad experience. If you work with good client and the team, you'll feel great. I have a tough client but great team. So my experience is 3/5.
Pay is at the low end in the remote offices. Larger offices look down on those who work outside the DC area. Advancement depends heavily on having connections and working to impress certain leaders in management. Little consideration is given to the real scope of work when bidding new clients, and promises are made to them without consideration of the human costs. Work Life balance is helped by some work from home, but it is given less leniently than in the past. Members are willing to help, but unlikely to volunteer unless directly asked. There is an overall "I hate this" attitudes in the offices.
Management is completely oblivious to the happenings at client sites. A typical day at work is trying to do a good/quality/ethical job in the midst of others who are there to just collect a paycheck and do not possess a sense of urgency or responsibility to provide a quality product to the client.
Ability to work from home
Management does not support their employees
I think the level of satisfaction depends on what business unit you end up in. If it's Operations, chances are you're better off elsewhere. Project... seems like they give you the moon. Better work hours, annual bonuses, etc. I'm not complaining too much because I chose to stay in this job. I was much happier when I worked remotely, but policy has changed and everyone is compelled to work in the office. This has greatly upset my work / life balance. The locations in Montreal do not have free parking, but most are easily accessible by public transit. Food options tend to be limited, so pack a lunch as well.
Consultants may not get the support needed to change client engagements depending on geographical area
Due to lack of presence in New England of client engagements no opportunity was available to allow me to remain as an employee. Spent my last three plus years traveling to support client engagements which was not in the original plans when hired.
Top 100 Companies to work for! • Friendly, often relaxed atmosphere. • No one is ever too busy to help out each other. • Employees are encouraged to undertake further training to benefit their careers. • Flexible working hours with the option to work from home in certain situations. • Senior management are open and honest with us (which has improved greatly over the time I've been here).
Working as a consultant, the needs of the client are critical and that drives work hours, climate etc but CGI tried to create climate to support their consultants during placements on client sites. They had group and departmental meetings off site and encouraged their employees to attend to continue to network with other CGI associates.
In their fanatical pace to acquire companies, and IT contracts; they gloss over individuals and their skills, they purchased in those acquisitions. Many of those acquired jobs, go to their cheaper resources and force those individuals acquired here in Canada,to either sit on bench or do other things than what they did before CGI's acquisition of them. Unless you have proactive, good managers and good management practices, you will be left to fend for yourself, with threat of the door shown to those who to not assimilate, or change according to client needs,versus, following what they have spent their lives and careers developing, before being acquired by CGI.
Ihan kiva jos tykää tehdä töitä yli 80 koodarin ja projarin kanssa samassa tilassa jotka voivat tehdä ihan eri projekteja, ellet hae esimies tehtävään jolloin saat melkein oman huoneen. Palaveri tilaa on niukasti eli asiakaspalaverit kannattaa pitää kotoa, tai joudut 80 hengen avokonttorissa keskustelemaan asiakkaankanssa kuulokkeet päässä, ja koska firma säästää niin käytetään aina asiakkaan kokouskutsua.Verkkopiuhaa ei vedetä palaverihuoneisiin vaan niissä käytetään pätkivää langatonta yhteyttä jonka Pertti kävi mittaamassa aamu 6:n aikaan toimivaksi neuvotteluhuoneissa, kun se ilmeisesti toimii yhden käyttäjän kanssa yhtä hyvin kuin silloin kun talossa on se pari tuhatta paikalla. Palkkaa harvoin nostetaan juurikaan, ellei käy kilpailuttamassa kilpailijalla. Jos edellä mainittujen asioiden kanssa pystyy elämään niin firman sisällä pystyy jossainmäärin vaihtamaan asiakasta kiinnostuksen mukaan. Tässäkin pitää toki olla itse aktiivinen, mutta esim HR järjestämissä tilaisuuksissa voi luoda kontakteja ympäri taloa ja päästä valkkaamaan niitä itseä kiinnostavia projekteja ja oma näkemys on ettei kyseisestä firmasta kovin helposti irtisanota jos vähänkään on kiinnostusta mitä tekniikassa tapahtuu ja käyttää sen päivän pari kuussa uuden opiskeluun.
Tiimi kaverit, osakeohjelma, oma esimies. Asiakas ja voi vaihtaa asiakkuuksien välillä
Työ ympäristö on euroopan standardien mukainen sweatshop paitsi esimiehille, sisäiset järjestelmät rikki, toimivat huonosti tai ei ole lainkaan, Ei teknistäjohtoa, vaan päätökset ovat bisnes vetoisia.
Its like a big consulting firm. They just move you from project to project. Bench period is 2 weeks. if they find your a project in two weeks, you are gone. Need to leave the company. Their recruiters are not knowledgeable, but that time they get to know yo, your two weeks will be over. If fact, you need find your own projects by networking with other consultants. Career path and advancements options are very limited. Company pays your well, good stock options, 401K etc..
Management, shorter bench period, very tight dead lines, no work life balance.
Be sure to keep your head down and avoid offending toxic coworkers. Management can’t handle internal conflicts, and doesn’t trust employees to work without a babysitter present. That said, it’s a huge company with lots of locations and project groups. Your mileage may vary.
Low standards for entry, easy job
Have to work with some insecure people and some with very little technical training, Management doesn’t trust employees to get work done without a babysitter.
Work culture is sink or swim with little team integration or mentoring for new employees. In line managers did not provide guidance or interact. Hiring practices are deceptive. During interview I indicated I wanted to work at the Fairfax office. Within a few weeks they immediately pushed to report to client site in DC.