Ciber Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
315 Reviews
3.0
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance, if you believe in such a concept (in 17 reviews)

  • Decent benefits, good communications from Corporate, they have a lot of good opportunities (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is totally 100% disconnected from the 'typical' worker (in 12 reviews)

  • No growth opportunity and you don't feel part of company (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    no prons--- very much non-professional culture

    Cons

    no growth , no values, no prospects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bait - was offered ePMO implementation, Switch - given projects to manage - CONTRACTORS BEWARE!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Ciber as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Can't site a single positive thing about this company, management or it's mission.

    Cons

    Completely dishonest and telling people just what they want to hear. When folks figure out what they are doing Ciber has no shame in admitting with almost a "what are you going to do about it" attitude. They don't care who they step on to get billable hours. They openly lie to the Client and the consultants are expected to support their lies. Problem lies when this unethical company hires contractors with solid work ethics. Oh yeah, you should ask if they like "Kool-Aid" during the interview process. They treat their staff very badly in the presence of the client. I witnessed harassment and called HR who did nothing to stop it. Instead they fired the victim and came after me for reporting it. They practice a hostile work environment and retaliation and dare folks to do something about it. There management team openly admits they believe in a R & D approach to Project Management - "Rob and Deliver". Hmmm....I wonder if they've ever heard of Plagiarism. Their on site managers were managing PMs yet have no PM experience or certifications. Read a book or ask a Senior PM to detail how something works and provide their past templates and POOF! Rob and Deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kansas City is a small town and the PM network is tight. Word on the street is already out on Ciber as a company and the names of the Ciber Management team.

    Secondly, probably be wise to circle back with your prior clients as they don't think much of you or the job you did once the contract is over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whoa Great Pay!

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    Former Employee - Microsoft Consulting - Developer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Microsoft Consulting - Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Ciber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is amazing, top of the market really (.NET developer). I worked at home and that had some perks too! Most of the people you work with are alright, but the interview process is flimsy so you get some paper tigers as well.

    Cons

    I have never worked for such a rude and disconnected organization. My manager was probably the meanest person I have ever worked with, seriously. Everyday we used to refer to our daily work life as "Ciber Survivor", you never really know what is going to happen! Blindsides! Treachery! 16 hour days are common,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax, yelling, kicking, and screaming just makes you look like a immature. The amount of ethical breaches at the management level is astounding!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    From a very good company to a very poor one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciber full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There remain lots of good people who care about their work and their clients.

    Cons

    A deterioration of commitment to employees and clients. The sole focus is shareholders. But with only one leg of the stool, it is tipping over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO stated that he sees employees as "tools". He pushed a culture of them vs. us (execs vs. everyone else). He brought in new leadership that had the same lack of compassion and human decency. How do you advise those who have no conscience?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Ciber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great industry, some really great people. It could be a great place to work, if politics were not the Soup DeJour!

    Cons

    Very poor management - hostile and condescending right from the start. I was truly sadden by the cruel and unprofessional behavior of the managers. Training was none existent and expectations not well outlined, They claimed they had an "open door", but retribution was absolute. Run away from any contact with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and work on training. You are running a professional business not a high school. When I was hired I was told that Ciber had very little attrition, that was a lie, If you expect potential employees to be truthful you should be as well. I would not this company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Senior PM
    Former Employee - Senior PM

    I worked at Ciber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I do not see any pros to working here

    Cons

    Salary freeze
    Lack of management
    Benefits were poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management and stop salary freeze to retain employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bait and Switch

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Ciber full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Commute. The distance to the client site is manageable.

    Cons

    Lack of response from the delivery management team. HR forgot what the H represents. Too many layers between those who are doing the work and those who are making the decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty is always the best policy. It isn't the people at corporate or the branch offices that are contributing to the bottom line, it is those people who are onsite doing the day-to-day delivery who should be rewarded. Insist that management treat every resource with respect. Respect your employees, rather than ignoring them and hoping they will go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall review - IT Technical support

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist  in  North East, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in North East, PA

    I have been working at Ciber full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company provides some benefits such as health, and a 401k plan that is ok.

    Cons

    Overall I could'nt recommend due to lack of employee support from lower management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee support is a must to make clients happy. This is management 101 that you have failed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Just another IT-pro body shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I worked at Ciber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They pay a decent salary when they have work for you. As a full-time employee you get decent benefits. Company is trying to get project work vs. provide-bodies-in-chairs work.

    Cons

    They have absolutely no loyalty to employees: so long as they have work for you, all is well; as your assignment comes to an end, you scramble to find a new assignment, else you'll be in the unemployment line. There is no sense of culture or camaraderie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with prospective employees about career potential (virtually none) and job security (virtually none). Be either a body shop or a project shop and be good at that, rather than trying to do both and doing both poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The company that could have been great

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    Current Employee - Principal Architect  in  Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Ciber full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -10 years of service, the company has already paid me ontime everytime
    -PTO is a good amount but everything has changed since new CEO
    -Holidays
    -401k is decent
    -Used to have good co-workers but many internal employees are very rude, negative, and just plain mean and nasty

    Cons

    -CEO is a complete liar and scam artist to the board
    -Senior management lies to get more contracts and money then screws employees over for any bonus
    -Benefits have been scaled back, PTO is scaled back to almost nothing for new employees
    -Disorganized, to many systems, money wasted in areas that don't matter to the people who actually bring in the money which is the consultants who make clients happy.
    -No career path or growth, no way to help internally as employees are very incompetent and do not want help from anyone who is smart or knowledgeable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lieing, stop wasting money in the wrong areas, pay the people their bonuses that worked hard to get clients and make them happy, pay attention to Consultants they are the front line and make the bottom line grow and stay steady. Stop ignoring Consultants, start paying proper salaries and make actual career paths for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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