Ciber
2.9 of 5 280 reviews
www.ciber.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Ciber Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 280 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Ciber CEO David C. Peterschmidt

David C. Peterschmidt

(110 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexibility, lots of opportunity for a learner, good work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Pay is good and things will go fine until you're in client location"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management is totally 100% disconnected from the 'typical' worker"
    in 9 reviews
  • "No growth opportunity and you don't feel part of company"
    in 8 reviews
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    Good Company If A Little Focused

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThey are a very professional organization and work hard at providing excellent service.

    ConsAs a contractor, it seems like there are limited opportunities for staying a Project Manager. The pipeline of opportunities seems to be limited because they are focused on application development specifically in a couple of narrow areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to use your field assignment contractors can be kept busy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Co-Workers & a Whole Lot of Work Forecasted

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat people, boatloads of work in the pipeline, relaxed dress code, flex time & work-life balance, good equipment to work on, nice facilities, bench for full-timers.

    ConsSalary is 5k less than what I would like, but the bench is a fair trade. In other cases, I would just be unemployed between projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should do quarterly reviews & bonuses instead of annual ones.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Making the shift from staffing company to consulting company

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsCiber is still small enough that there is not as much red tape and layers of management as larger consulting companies.

    ConsExecutive leadership has experienced a great deal of turnover in the last several years. With that has come other organizational and process changes. I have had to re teach uplinks quite a few times. It has been difficult to have consistent client performance and account planning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a vision and strategy and then consistently work towards it, even as the players may change. Create an organization culture that is also focused on the vision and strategy so everyone is working as a team and going in the same direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsExcellent work to be performed

    ConsArriving on time -- finding a good parking space

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone -- All perform on an excellent level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers but poor in getting contract sales

    SAP Developer (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat co-workers who really support each other on deployed project teams. The CEO really tries to create a good working environment for the employees.

    ConsThe sales force fails to consistently bring in enough contracts to keep a stable workforce, so there is a constant thrashing about as existing consultants are let go and new consultants hired.

    There is also far too much focus on utilizing off-shore coding factories at the expense of having customer-facing developers and team members readily available to react to customer needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-tool sales to fight for business that is achievable and sustainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chicago Style Consulting

    Client Partner (Former Employee)

    ProsThe organization has some great people who understand the verticals. Sadly, Ciber does not make an effort to keep them. Ciber continues to bleed its top performers to CedarCreston, Deloitte and Oracle due to culture..not necessarily $$. Firm has potential but only with the right leadership.

    ConsPoor leadership. Company is trying to transition from a body shop to a Big 5 consulting firm with poor execution at the helm.
    Very contentious/negative environment with Senior Consulting staff in evaluating potential deals and pipeline.
    Chicago style leadership - Intimidation, Fear and 24x7 work schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate what kind of culture you want in an effort to build a successful organization.
    Mixing the old management with the new management. Both of which are disconnected from the employees. Very impersonal.
    Have a real marketing plan with Cloud.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fulfilling career and a fun place to work.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good. Work life balance is great. Challenging and fulfilling work that is value added to the bottom line.

    ConsThere are challenges with trying to meet what the sales team has promised to the client. Leadership can seem to be unfocused at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be helpful to know that the people responsible for the back office support are appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Local Director Makes All The Difference

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe employees are very good at what they do. There was a lot of flexibility with scheduling and you can get a lot of experience in different industries with large clients.

    ConsEach office is run differently, so there really isn't a consistent experience. For the most part, everyone is a mercenary but work together well. In some cases it really isn't more than an IT staffing firm. Some benefits were denied by local area director and motivators were usually way out of synch with the workforce. When a $1B company can't pay $250 for a professional membership, it's time to leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a stronger vision and unify everyone to make being a part of Ciber feel like being on one team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Poor Management

    Senior PM (Former Employee)

    ProsI do not see any pros to working here

    ConsSalary freeze
    Lack of management
    Benefits were poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter management and stop salary freeze to retain employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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