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Triumph of the Techies

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

CIBER is well positioned in the market because the company's rates are lower than top tier consulting firms, but the scope of projects they handle is the same.

Cons

Very decentralized. Weak marketing, resulting in minimal presence in customers' and prospects' awareness. Significant variations in quality among the branches and practice groups. Some are world-class, some are a joke. Senior management only watches the dollars. Sees little reason to invest in sales, internal training.

Advice to Management

For long-term growth and stability, start looking at three issues: First, a more professional and consistent sales approach that is used throughout the company. You have some good teams, but the innovations they are making aren't being shared. Second, invest in marketing the firm. Few of our prospects have ever heard of CIBER. What kind of $2 billion company approaches the market in stealth mode? A cheap one, maybe? One that's being led by techies who don't understand the importance of good marketing. Third, invest in internal training and provide greater opportunities for lateral movement within the company. People feel stifled in terms of their career paths, because they tend to be pigeon-holed by technology area. Good people should be able to grow and evolve, even across geographic and practice lines.

Other Employee Reviews for Ciber

  1. Like long hours, and endless 7 day work weeks? Inquire within.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CIBER is very flexible about work arrangements. This will also be noted in the Con below. If you need to work from home, the management is very understanding of the need to telecommute sometimes.

    Cons

    The ability to telecommute is a devil's bargain and management will exploit this, even if more staffing should be the long-term approach to service delivery targets. While this is true to some extent of all IT, it seems that there is little recognition or sympathy for the concept of having to balance work and home life. 7 day work weeks are common, and often expected.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is more communication from the upper management at the divisions to employees. When promises are made, they need to stick to them. Too often they seem to be forgotten.


  2. Helpful (1)

    At least the pay was good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was nice, although after dividing it by all the unpaid overtime, it wasn't that special. There were some good people there, but they weren't supported by good management. There's still a lot of talent at the company, but I don't think it's being well developed, used or rewarded.

    Cons

    Managers "teased" (or outright insulted) team members in group meetings. Individual meetings with managers tended to start with the manager saying "I heard that you..." and following it with an accusation of wanting to leave the company. New ideas were met with hostility and actual, literal sneers. No training provided whatsoever beyond the bare minimum to meet legal requirements for handling certain documents or using the timecard system.

    Advice to Management

    Get some proper management training. Learn to treat employees like human beings with worthwhile skills, not just cogs in a machine. "Sharpen the saw"; even cogs in a machine need maintenance and repair, and human beings need it even more.


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