Ciber Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
317 Reviews
3.0
317 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 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.  

    What seemed like a great place, has gone down hill

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer

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

    Pros

    can work remotely - nice people, paid is OK, not bad

    Cons

    lack of leadership? company seems to be headed in the wrong direction

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Reasonable and Fair

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst - UAT  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - QA Analyst - UAT in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Company values like this are hard to find in this day and age. Salary and benefits are very good. Nice people to work with and are very helpful with work and life issues. They have good communication with the client (BCBSNC)

    Cons

    Expand the company to other clients in NC; not just BCBSNC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need on-site account managers to be more attentive to contractor's issues or needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good place to contract

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    good benefits, salary and support

    Cons

    software glitches in payroll and expense reporting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on software ease of use

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  5.  

    Just another body shopping

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Ciber as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You can make good money as contract employee. Negotiate to get very highly hourly rates.
    Management does not bothers you if you are a contract employee.

    Cons

    You are stuck to the salary.
    No big projects. You often work as individual contractor at the client location.
    Poor & no coordination with leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Almost negative revenue, company in midst of restructuring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciber for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Like at any decent sized company, there are some smart and good people. My job in particular had a lot of flexibility, which was appreciated, however that was only because my division was being ignored and would be eventually sold off.

    Cons

    Company is too decentralized - regional offices do whatever they want to get business, including accepting substandard deals with little to no profit margin or that fail / hemorrhage cash to fix. This was one thing they were going to try to work on, maybe they've improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior test consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciber

    Pros

    Good pay. Ciber has some good projects in Seattle.

    Cons

    No job security. No personal growth

  8.  

    Great consulting firm with many benefits and training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ciber full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience
    Excellent career training resources
    Family feel
    Management/HR listens to your concerns and issues, payroll discrepancies and timing.

    Cons

    once you're assigned to a position, you will be kept there with no raises,and hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about when raises are coming and follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bottom Feeders

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

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

    Pros

    Nice contract staff. Many get to work from home. Very little oversight or direction. If you want to be left alone, this place is perfect.

    Cons

    Ciber very rarely renews vendor contracts, simply because they don't have the volume. All staff receive very low end compensation and there is no room for growth. The Management and Sales teams are a constantly rotating stream of "used car salesmen" with no expertise, no leadership ability, and no connection with their customer. This company gets eaten by their competition every single day because they don't follow any of the most basic principles of business or sales. Every one of the Sr. Management staff I met touted themselves as "Thought Leaders" yet knew nothing about this business or their customer. Collectively they can't agree to a plan and stick to it and so every facet of the business suffers. Ciber is completely lacking of leadership and direction and their customers, their employees, and their stock suffers from it. Why would you do business with this company? Even their employees can't answer that one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to a branch-governed model! You need local leadership to connect with the customer, set the tone for the region, to coach, motivate, and inspire, and to drive local branding. Changing to a global practices model moves your further from your customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Company - smart employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Ciber full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very intelligent co-workers w/ dedication to client support

    Cons

    Lack of corporate communication to field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more hands on/face to face interaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just another high-tech contracting body shop

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    They offer a decent salary. They offer decent -- but not outstanding-- benefits for full-time employees. At the time I worked there, there was lots of talk of moving the business model from butt-in-chairs contracting to project work, which is generally far more interesting and fulfilling. Some staff augmentation engagements can last multiple years.

    Cons

    The opportunities for project work are a tiny fraction of what the company has to offer employees -- over 90% of the work is "staff augmentation" (butts in chairs). If you don't want to be paid to be a butt in a chair, you should look elsewhere. Opportunities for company-paid training do not exist -- you're expected to stay current on your own money. Often requested (required) to put additional hours on the job without billing on the timesheet, to make up for operational emergencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to be: a body-for-hire "staff augmentation" contract house, or a project-based contract house., Don't lure people into the company with prospects/hopes of doing project work "once you've proven yourself."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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