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Ciber Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
353 Reviews
2.9
353 Reviews
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Ciber Chief Executive Officer Michael Boustridge
Michael Boustridge
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance, if you believe in such a concept (in 21 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE

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

    Pros

    They are well organized into consulting practices. They are well managed, have lots of opportunities and great benefits. Their business development generates demand to keep staff busy.

    Cons

    They didn't have any more work for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A staffing firm that thinks it's a consulting company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    As a staffing company, Ciber does a good job serving several key, long term clients. They seem to be able to match the needs of their customers with quality staff. Overall pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Outside of the staffing function the company lacked clear direction and a solid strategy. Their efforts at being a top tier consulting firm seemed disjointed and entirely too fluid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a course and stay that course for more than 18 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many great opportunities, but a lack of execution and strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Partner
    Former Employee - Client Partner

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good. Ciber tends to hire people that have strong experience with global IT firms, so many of the employees have tremendous experiences to draw on.

    Cons

    In trying to service many different aspects of the IT services landscape, a lack of focus inhibits solid sustainable performance. This has led to many different offerings and consulting practices that are very thin and depend on the involvement of a few key people. Repeatable processes across the company are rare, so account teams are left to succeed or fail based on their local talents rather than on some larger body of work that has been leveraged across multiple clients. Unfortunately, this results in unpredictable results with client engagements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide whether staffing or offshore outsourcing is the model of Ciber's future. Set a strategy that can be profitable, and then stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Ciber is good in their existing market, not creating new ones

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO

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

    Pros

    Does a good job in Transportation consulting field

    Cons

    Selling the deal first then getting resources, this is a too typical model that is not working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to expand, make the actual investment.

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

    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
  7.  

    It is what you make it!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great People!!

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great company is you don't mind travel

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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