Careers at CGI
CGI has values and visions as a company, but it also has what it describes as a company dream: ‘To create an environment in which we enjoy working together and, as owners, contribute to building a company we can be proud of.’
Operating on a global scale, CGI offers services including:
- Business consulting
- IT outsourcing and managed IT services
- Infrastructure services
- Business process services
- Digital transformation
- Application services
- Intelligent automation
- Advanced analytics
- Cloud and IT modernisation
Founded in 1976 in Montreal, Canada, CGI operates around the world with offices in India, the US, Canada, and Europe among others.
At CGI there are career opportunities for experienced professionals, as well as dedicated and extensive career paths for students and recent graduates too.
Working at CGI means that you will become what is known as a ‘member’ - each employee has the opportunity to become a part-owner of the business through a share purchase plan. A percentage of your salary can be used to purchase shares in the CGI business, which are matched by the company. This level of ownership is a core part of how CGI motivates employees and ensures that the company culture works towards what is best for the business, best for the staff, and ultimately the best for the clients.
There are other benefits aside from the industry-competitive salary and profit participation plans. This includes social clubs, global health and wellness plans and an annual career development plan which includes leadership training opportunities and on-demand learning tools.
Applicants for roles at CGI need to be able to demonstrate that they live the same values of the company, which include:
- Partnership and quality
- Objectivity and integrity
- Intrapreneurship and sharing
- Financial strength
- Corporate social responsibility
CGI Application Process
CGI Screening Interview
CGI Aptitude Test
CGI Assessment Centre
The application process at CGI starts with a job search, while the other steps will depend on the role that you have applied for.
There is fierce competition for many of the roles, especially for internships and graduate programs - working for one of the top business consulting and IT firms in the world is a real draw for top applicants.
This means that the application process is designed to test candidates to be sure that they have what it takes to be successful in the role - from the right education and qualifications to the key skills and competencies.
In most cases, the structure of the process will be much the same, with an online application followed by aptitude testing and then the assessment centre and interviews.
Before you start with the online application, you can access all the available jobs on the CGI Careers Page. The search function allows you to filter the available jobs by role, skill, or locations as well as industry or experience.
When you find a role that interests you, the job description will include your future roles and responsibilities as well as the required qualifications, skills and competencies.
The online application form is an opportunity to demonstrate that you meet the basic criteria for the role, as well as a way to capture the personal details that the recruitment team will need to contact you.
In the application form, make sure that you demonstrate the key skills and responsibilities and show that you are passionate about CGI and the role you have applied for. It is also really important that you proofread the form so that there are not any spelling or grammatical errors.
CGI Screening Interview
The screening interview will take place if your application form shows that you demonstrate the competencies and have the qualifications to meet the essential criteria for the role.
This usually takes the form of a quick telephone call where the recruiter will discuss your application form in more detail and try to learn about your motivations for applying.
CGI Aptitude Tests
Depending on the role you have applied for, you will be expected to take some psychometric assessments which will show the recruitment team your inherent skills and knowledge, as well as an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to learn and perform successfully in the future. The exact assessments that you will need to face will relate to the type of role that you have applied for - coding and programming might feature, or some kind of in-tray exercise or a typing test, for example.
Some of the tests that might be included are shown below.
CGI Numerical Reasoning
A numerical reasoning assessment is not about math skills necessarily, but it is a test of how well you can read, understand and analyse numerical data presented in unfamiliar ways.
In a numerical reasoning test, the questions will be structured as a table or a graph that is relevant to the type of work that you would be doing in the role you have applied for. Often you will need to complete some basic math operations to find the correct answer to the questions, and the options are usually multiple-choice.
You will need to be confident in dealing with percentages, fractions and ratios as well as multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting numbers. The competency here is usually based on GCSE-level (or high school level) knowledge.
CGI Basic Numeracy
A basic numeracy assessment is more about your skill in completing different types of calculations quickly and effectively.
You should be confident in dealing with basic operations (multiplication, addition, division, and subtraction) as well as:
Although this is an assessment of basic math skills, the pressure of the test environment and the fact that it is timed makes it very challenging, especially for completing the relevant calculations in your head.