Ciber Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
322 Reviews
2.9
322 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Great consulting firm with many benefits and training

    • 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 full-time (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bottom Feeders

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

    I worked at Ciber full-time (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Decent Company - smart employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    Passable tech consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, low micromanagement - I never felt hovered over and I was trusted to get my work done professionally and competently

    Cons

    Little support, no noticeable culture - being placed at the client site with no other Ciber employees and given occasional conference trainings from across the country left me feeling isolated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new hires some orientation and support, and let them meet other employees in person. The national consulting gig makes it hard for the only employee at a placement to get a feel for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company If A Little Focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to use your field assignment contractors can be kept busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    consultant

    • 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

    Pros

    no prons--- very much non-professional culture

    Cons

    no growth , no values, no prospects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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