Ciber

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Ciber Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
342 Reviews
2.9
342 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.  

    Review of Ciber

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

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

    Pros

    With a new CEO hopefully things will shape up better, especially in the lines of communications. Corporate office is prompt and quick to respond to questions. I am seeing a lot of emails from the new CEO very positive and I am pleased at the efforts made to reach out to employees

    Cons

    As a contractor its hard to get a response from the area manager or local rep. perhaps a more rigorous re org is due. promises are shallow. Would like to see a floating holiday added.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and empathize with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is what you make it!

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

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

    Pros

    There are Pros and Cons to every job and every company. Corporate attitude is everyones job. That is what I like about Ciber. It is a global corporation, with a local feel. I feel that I am empowered to make decisions for the benefit of our clients and consultants; our most important asssets. Our Executive Team has an open door policy, allowing me to escalate to the highest level needed, with ease. No one is following you around patting you on the back; everyone is working just as hard to ensure our success. If you like this type of a "can do" environment - you will love working for Ciber.

    Cons

    Our name! Not a well branded, well known name in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle in on a course, put it into action, and give it some time to work, with small tweeks, versus big shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great People!!

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

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

    Pros

    The best part of working for Ciber is the people. There is an awesome team in place in the Oracle Higher Education practice with monthly mentoring call and lots of collaboration among the consultants.

    Cons

    The company can be inconsistent in terms of creating and maintaining policies as well as hiring and promoting practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and communicate!! Offer some additional training as well as opportunities for consultants to expand their skill set and not become disenchanted and bored.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company is you don't mind travel

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture is absolutely outstanding. Upper management is really responsive and the other consultants are all great to work with.

    Cons

    Travel can be much higher than expected. Was told about 30%, ended up traveling almost 65-70%. Compensation is a bit lower then elsewhere. Bonus plan is almost a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more competitive about salaries and bonuses. Take care of your better consultants and stop worrying about seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place To Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great people, competitive salary, benefits, opportunity for growth, strong global presence....................... just a few reasons why this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    None yet, I'm a new employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    Good company that constantly tries to be better.

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

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

    Pros

    * Benefits - Offers three different options. The PTO (paid time off) is very generous in addition to the paid holidays.
    * Growth potential - Set your own goals- if you want to do more, there is an opportunity to do so. If you don't speak up, you won't get what you want. Tons of free training available (Ciber University).
    * Life/work balance - Awesome. Very understanding that life happens. Get your job done and they are flexible. Very grateful for this!!
    * Relocation - Ability to keep working for Ciber even if you have to move states (or to another country).

    Cons

    * Initial training - Make sure everyone knows what they are doing before they run on their own.
    * Onboarding process - This has gotten better. Go back to an in-person orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of people in the company that are willing and want to help make positive change happen. New management really seems to care about what ALL of the employees think and are asking for input - get us involved and excited! Would like to see more communication to keep people up to date on what is going on. When people know there are changes that are being made, but don't know what they are of if they will be affected, it causes job insecurity and worry. Keep moving in the right direction!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ciber- Great Company, Great Management, Great Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Ciber has great work-life balance. They understand that people have families and work hard to accommodate when things happen.
    Ciber (like businesses) does a great job of adapting to the ever changing world around them. They are always trying new programs and technology to make the Company better.
    The Personal Time Off when a new consultant starts is very generous.

    Cons

    Ciber has new management and are awaiting what's to come next.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Systems engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Local management very good, if local to the HQ some of the benefits like box seats were up for grabs if the VIP's did not need them.

    Cons

    They could not focus on or work with DoD type jobs. They ended up selling the division to get out of that business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better options to accessing job resources for the tech folks. Select a better method on workers that go over the max vacation amounts. Notification in e-mail, on the pay stub would be good methods to use when the employees are in a use/lose period.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    Pays well and is full of really smart people.

    Cons

    Unstable employment environment being that is all contract work unless you're corporate.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Staffing Company in Sustained Decline

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

    I worked at Ciber

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people at Ciber and the benefits are decent. If you are a consultant, you can operate independently and make good money.

    Cons

    Ciber really tries hard to create a vision of being a consulting company, but the reality is that Ciber is largely a staffing company that greatly overvalues the services they offer. On one side, they are fighting a losing battle with larger companies that have much better brand recognition and will provide services at significantly lower prices. On the other side, they are losing to local consulting companies that are much more specialized and actually add value to the services they provide. Revenues are consistently declining at Ciber and Wall Street has taken notice. They are really proud of how they were once a billion dollar company. Those days are long gone and won't be back anytime soon.

    Ciber lacks a solid long term career path and has no corporate culture. Employees are spread out across the world and many have more real connection to the company they are doing contract work for than Ciber itself. They aren't a company that focuses on core employee values or exceptional client satisfaction. Due to Ciber's nonexistent company culture, consultants feel detached from the company. This leads to high turnover since true consulting companies can be found in any major American market. Collaboration among different groups was nearly impossible at times since Ciber takes talented people and makes them work against other talented people within the company. Very few people at Ciber truly cared about being part of a cohesive team, but rather just making sure they did their job well enough to point the finger in the other direction when things don't go well.

    The revolving door at Ciber made it difficult to have stable long term leadership across the business. The new CEO is trying to make changes and talks a good game. He has his work cut out for him since there is no corporate identity that opens the door to evolution for Ciber, just new theories on what will drive revenues. Speaking of open doors, don't expect to find many of them at Ciber. My manager consistently wanted to go behind the backs of others and seemed to take pleasure in throwing coworkers and subordinates under the bus. In all frankness, this manager was considerably below Ciber's normal standards, but it shocked me how a publicly traded company let someone into a leadership position that is absolutely clueless about what it takes to be an effective leader, shows no tact toward colleagues, and demonstrates a complete lack of organizational skills. Inferior leadership skills of this nature speak volumes to the sustained downward trending of this company. Overall, the headwinds at this company are very strong and the odds of finding stability are not good. Ciber can be great for some, but others will find that the turbulence far outweighs the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a clear direction for the company or find a buyer. Consider utilizing advertising to get your name out there. It is pretty sad that you fly into Denver, which is home to Ciber's headquarters, and see ads for Accenture. Meanwhile, you tell people you work with Ciber and they are thinking "Who is that and what do they do?" Perhaps if the company itself had a better answer to that question, the brand identity wouldn't be so weak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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