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Technical Leader (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 September 2019
I am very grateful I left this duplicity company . The lies start right from the interview .What they will never tell you , it is project related work . Meaning you will continue looking for a job within, filling all sorts of forms and your job is at risk .

Most internal jobs have security barriers and you cannot get your own clearance, unless being sponsored by the company, yet they expect you to find a role ?.Which means you are stuck and at risk of down grading your skills to a deadened role just for the sake of billing.Or unemployment!!!!!!.

Don't ever risk your career with this company period.
Pros
Flexible remote working and benefits
Cons
Useless processes and managers
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They Want Their 'Pound of Flesh'
Various Roles (Former Employee) –  Various (mostly London and East)27 June 2019
As with most jobs, the 'foot soldiers' in the Company are invariably good hard working people. The issues tend to be the middle managers who employ a 'kick the cat' syndrome as they ship on any pressure from higher management to those below them in the hierarchy.
I originally worked for Logica before it was acquired by CGI and whilst the remuneration improved under the latter the management of resources did not. The expectation is that once you reach a certain level that you are effectively 'owned' by the company. I was put in roles I had no experience of and then expected to just 'run with it' with either no or very little support. There is also an expectation that the working time directive will be waived, therefore opening up the possibility of weekend and evening working as the norm. I personally worked 60 days concurrently on one project with only one day off. That was only allowed because I had to attend a funeral. There is an expectation that you are always on call no matter what the day or time.

A good company if you live to work. Not so good if you want a personal life.
Pros
good remuneration
Cons
as stated previously; you are expected to put the Company before anything else
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Good company to work for but with a lot of politics
Infrastructure Design Authority (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London17 April 2019
Different business units each with profit/loss targets compete against each other.

Each day is different and there are opportunities to grow if you can live with the internal politics.
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Hard
Accountants Assistant (Former Employee) –  London4 July 2018
Was good money, commute wasn't too bad and I learned many types of accounting skills. I learned many of my Excel skills here but I would never go back.
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Good place to work
Senior IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  London29 December 2017
I was there for over 20 years, and generally found the people good to work with. There was a good range of propjects and clients. Since I left Logica, the company has now merged with CGI.
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Challenging
Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  London8 November 2017
BPO model was not always conducive to long term career development. If your project had a long term contract in-place and a healthy budget, career enrichment was available.
Pros
Diverse projects
Cons
Lack of disciplines
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worked when known as Logica
Consultant (Former Employee) –  London, UK4 October 2017
Was an amazing experience, worked with a lot of great people on interesting projects all over the world. As a consultant I got to travel but not the advancement
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CGI is not a safe place to work
Governance & Compliance Manager (Current Employee) –  London24 September 2017
The company is not designed to create a safe and inspiring workplace. you are only there to follow orders and are at the mercy of a current manager which also may change at any time with no warning.
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Career advancement only really possible in commercial functions
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  London25 August 2017
Unless you are involved in a role that actively generates revenue, career advancement is likely to be slower. Company structure and rewards are heavily skewed towards these functions.

A lot of roles are very flexible with working location / hours - home working is common.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
Limited progression for some roles
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Atrocious company
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  London17 July 2017
This company is comprised, in equal parts of the following types of people:

1. Highly technical, astute and capable types who lack the business sense to move to a better company

2. Naive, smart, young, ambitious types who will leave or get poached after a single assignment

3. Totally inept laggards who have created comfortable cliques

Pay is average. Perks are poor. You are treated like a battery hen and expected to lay golden eggs. There are hawks looming to steel your thunder at every opportunity. I have direct experience of them lying through the proverbial teeth to win contracts. There is no team spirit. Everyone is out for themselves. Get with the in crowd or get out. Fast.
Pros
None
Cons
Toxic environment. Some excellent people but they will leave soon.
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Great starting role in IT
Technical Consultant (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London6 June 2017
All about charging to the client - sometimes feel disconnected from the company.

Unfortunately some managers will only give you a chance on a role if they like you not based on merit.
Pros
Great work/life balance
Cons
salary not comparable to competitiors
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Productive and collaborative
Technical Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  London17 May 2017
Day would involve working on projects implementing solutions to clients. Workplace culture is friendly, Colleagues I worked with made work enjoyable.
Really professional and relaxed atmosphere. Management is friendly and very trusting and opportunity to work from home was really valued.
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dying on its feet outside of Canada
Business Development Director (Current Employee) –  London6 May 2017
CGI took on Logica, stripped it of its assets and is now flogging a dead horse. They do not pay their sales people bonuses anymore and lack the capability to sell their business!. Incredibly poor management and general sense of desperation across the business. Avoid at all costs.
Pros
they offered voluntary redundancy
Cons
you wont find out how bad things are till you join
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Disappointing due to company takeover and change of direction
Oracle HCM Consultant (Former Employee) –  London19 April 2017
Day would involve working on projects implementing solutions to clients.

Did not learn much as there were few opportunities available.

Management were friendly but not communicative about issues surrounding future opportunities due to Company take over

Workplace culture was friendly,

Hardest part was finding projects to work on in my area as there was little work.

Colleagues i worked with made work enjoyable when it was available
Pros
Work-Life Balance
Cons
Lack of Projects
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Bon Management
Ingenieur Architecte (Former Employee) –  Londres10 April 2017
J'etais bien suivi par le management qui m'a positionne sur le project avec EcomRetail.
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Great place to work, fun , friendly ,
Payroll Consultant (Current Employee) –  London uk11 December 2016
great staff, fun, friendly, nice working vibe
relaxed atmosphere
flexible working attitude
Study support available to progress in career field
encouraged to move with in the company
Pros
flexible
Cons
long winded hr
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Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  London17 August 2016
Culture is pretty humane
What a great bunch of people - like minded, poised to deliver
The work ethics observed here were second to none
co. follows an open door policy
Management is always willing to listen
Pros
Large Org
Cons
Hierarchy
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An excellent, commercially aware, and forward thinking IT and Business Consultancy
Senior Project Manager/Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  London, ENG28 March 2015
Senior Project Manager,
Involved in Management and Delivery of Projects, Mentoring junior Project Manager, Managing Contractors, Suppliers, Offshore Development Teams and Onshore Project Support

Also contribute to Bid construction and contracts from a technical and resourcing standpoint
Pros
Excellent Benefits Package
Cons
Sometimes a need to work remotely from team, which can be a disadvantage
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Good work culture and work life balance.Employees are treated very well
Software Test Analyst / Agile Test Analyst (Current Employee) –  London, ENG16 March 2014
Great opportunities to manage your own career, combined with the ability for flexible working. great capabilities, really bright people who want to do excellent, insightful and exciting work for clients.
Pros
Excellent opportunities to try new things, cross skill, and get experience in roles you could not get based on your existing qualifications.
Cons
There is always too much work to do in your contracted hours, but in my experience management have been very reasonable in arranging Overtime, Time in Lieu or other agreements.
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Productive and pleasant workplace
Administrative Assistant/Post Room (Former Employee) –  Southwark Street, London22 June 2012
I enjoyed my employment at Logica for a number of reasons. A typical day at work was fast-paced and enjoyable. There were a range of employees; of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The managers were friendly, considerate, and interested in me as a person as well as a professional employee/team member.
Pros
opportunity to work independently and with a team also.
Cons
arduous and sometimes repetitve tasks.
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