Ciber Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
316 Reviews
3.0
316 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    What seemed like a great place, has gone down hill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.  

    Senior test consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6.  

    Almost negative revenue, company in midst of restructuring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great consulting firm with many benefits and training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Decent Company - smart employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Just another high-tech contracting body shop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Excellent Employee Development

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in contracts, generous promotions for those that work for it. Corporate support for individual employee's personal development.

    Cons

    Health insurance rates are not as competitive as you would think for the size of the company. There are cons to being a contractor but have little to do with cons at Ciber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Job, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PM/BA  in  Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - PM/BA in Midwest City, OK

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

    Pros

    Access to some good client positions. (Job Opportunities)

    Cons

    Zero management support. Corporate leadership appears to care only about billable hours. Review process is very poorly done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the ivory tower and go talk to the consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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