Ciber Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
322 Reviews
2.9
322 Reviews
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Ciber Chief Executive Officer Michael Boustridge
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance, if you believe in such a concept (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, Ciber U is a great resource for training and certs (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is totally 100% disconnected from the 'typical' worker (in 13 reviews)

  • No growth opportunity and you don't feel part of company (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

    I worked at Ciber full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great to work with, many people in the company really want it to be successful

    Cons

    Leadership constantly decides to sell new services before really putting any manpower into the existing practices to actually support what is already being sold. This prevents existing practices from being able to respond to proposals in a timely manner, and has the consultants working in these practices stretched so thin that new projects won almost always call for recruiters to hire new consultants. It does not look good to clients when the consultant's first day on the job with Ciber is the first day working on the client's project. Recruiters constantly struggle to support the sales team and are pulled off existing opportunities that they are working for the sales team to go help one of the national accounts, thus leaving account executives with positions needing to be filled that nobody is working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ciber needs to decide on 3 to 5 things they are really good at doing, and cut out all other service offerings. You can't offer the same number of services as an IBM because you don't have the manpower they do to support those service offerings. Specialize and get very good at something and stay focused on just that.....like Infor. Infor (formerly Lawson) is a great service offering for Ciber that is highly successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Promotes individual success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good network of professionals with open communications. Provides great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Actual length of contracts sometimes falls short of expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints - just keep engaging new and same customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job, good pay, hit-or-miss assignments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    I have been at Ciber for over a decade. Ciber has paid well and tried to keep me in challenging positions, in my local area.

    Cons

    Sometimes I have not been in the role I would have liked. After managing a team of 12, I got warehoused at another client site writing SQL code for a year. That was the opportunity, so that's where I went.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Easy on the re-orgs!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Abbreviated but very educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Durham, NC

    I worked at Ciber full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning the computer system; working with seasoned professionals; great cafeteria; comfortable work-station; dedicated professionals made available to resolve any difficulties on the job.

    Cons

    The daily commute (80 mi-one way) from eastern NC to Durham NC proved challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more helpful in doling out work assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience has been a good one. I have been with them for a couple of years now.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive in their efforts regarding family leave of absence. The ciber U is great.

    Cons

    The performance process takes too long and very inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the EAP process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to work on a challenging project

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Ciber full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience added to my market value for new opportunities

    Cons

    Ciber focus on one major account in Orlando limited my ability to move to a new project when my project ended and Ciber only supports 2 weeks of bench time after which I was terminated. Very disappointing that I could not stay with the company in some capacity until new projects came along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand client base in orlando to increase engagement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Nash, TN

    I have been working at Ciber as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good communications from Corporate, they have a lot of good opportunities.

    Cons

    Local account rep needs to better trained with communications, this comes with experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your consultants in the field and make an effort to reply to emails

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for, but not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and great people to work with and the employee base is very experienced and talented.

    Cons

    The bonus program is a joke and marginalizes employee efforts. There is also a huge disconnect between the consultants and upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    salary is good, salary is good

    Cons

    no cons as of now

  11.  

    Decent job so I can't really complain about anything... yet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've heard horror stories about this company both from coworkers and from online reviews. After working for the company as a consultant for about 1.5 years I can say that I am pretty happy with Ciber so far. Have not had any problems so far. Pay is good, hours are good, and as long as I do a great job for my client then I don't ever get bothered by anyone from Ciber. As long as I submit my timecard on time I get paid. Simple.

    Cons

    As a contractor I know that I can be cut at anytime. So there is absolutely no job security. As a consultant I know that my pay is capped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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