CGI is one of the world’s largest IT and business consulting firms. Our members enjoy the security of working for a growing and financially strong company. 250 of our 77,500 professionals work in Australia, delivering innovative solutions across a broad range of industries.
Our benefits are designed to embody our ownership culture, empower our members, and ensure work-life balance.
I have been working with CGI for a little over 2 years now and it already holds a special place in my heart professionally and personally. CGI has created a perfect environment for me to work happily and it is one among the few multi-national organizations where you can find the best work-life balance for employees. I have a wonderful team that supports me and it always feels like home whenever I am at work.
Jesline Justine, Associate SCADA Engineer
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is the foundation of our culture, embedded in our DNA from our common Dream to our core value of Respect.
We recognise the richness that diversity brings to the company and we strive to create an inclusive working environment, building strong relationships and supporting each other to achieve our potential.
Our leaders, members and D&I Council all champion initiatives to encourage D&I as a CGI way of life. Some tangible examples of this include:
- Partnering with Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FitT) to provide our female members the opportunity to be mentored or mentor like-minded women in the industry
- Providing industry-leading parental leave benefits
- Closing the gender pay gap when comparing like-for-like roles
- Sponsoring the Girls in Tech ‘Catalyst’ event celebrating women in technology careers
- Launching ‘Bring Your Whole Self to Work’, a program which includes a series of events around Pride, Harmony Day and International Women’s Day, focusing on educating, promoting and celebrating our unique differences, with the message that ‘we love everything about you’.
- Developing an annual calendar actively promoting different cultural celebrations.
CGI celebrates Pride with wear your brightest colours to work day
We strongly believe that work-life balance is a crucial part of CGI’s success and the success of our members. Wherever possible, we offer flexible work arrangements and we encourage you to discuss flexibility during the recruitment process.
Oxygen, our global health and wellness program, is managed by a team of multidisciplinary health experts. We run monthly local initiatives including activities such as free skin cancer checks, flu vaccines, health assessments and awareness programs such as Mental Health Month.
Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) provides free and confidential access to information, solutions and professional support to help members and their families address a wide variety of life challenges.
CGI’s walk around the world event
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of our core values and represents a key aspect of our business model, which is designed to bring our members closer to the communities in which we live and work.
We play an active role in helping our communities through paid volunteer days, fundraising, planting trees and sponsoring kits for local sporting teams.
CGI Volunteer day at Our Big Kitchen Bushfire relief
Our CSR calendar includes monthly local and national charity initiatives – such as Dress for Success, the Biggest Morning Tea and the Food Bank Drive.
Our global CSR initiative, Dream Connectors, encourages all members to submit proposals for the chance to receive support for projects through funding, member volunteers and access to technology. Previous initiatives include a design for a tailored work experience program for women returning to work, a game that teaches children basic cybersecurity skills and a networking site for parents of children with disabilities.
You may have noticed that we call our employees ‘members’. This is because we are all invited to become CGI Shareholders and to be rewarded through our Share Purchase Plan. CGI will match each member’s contribution to the share plan up to 3% of base salary. Our Profit Participation Plan also rewards members for the great work we do.
As CGI owners, we’re all motivated to contribute to building a company we can be proud of. This sense of ownership is woven into our management approach and can be seen at all levels of the company.
At CGI, we build strong relationships with our members by listening and obtaining feedback. We encourage transparency and have several programs that encourage our members to speak out and promote change within the business. Our member consultation and member satisfaction programs give our members the opportunity to voice their own opinions on how we can grow the business, better serve our customers and improve member satisfaction. We aim to help all members feel empowered to make a difference.
CGI supports my work/life balance through a flexible return to work arrangement. Being able to ease back in and increase my working days over a couple of months was key to a smooth transition for myself, my family and my workplace. I also benefit greatly from opportunities for personal growth such as practical and real mentoring above and beyond reporting lines, through initiatives such as CGI’s Key Achiever Program.
Lauren Davis, Project and Service Delivery Manager