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Ciber Detroit Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Lovely bunch of people to work with; work-life-balance is clear and supported (in 56 reviews)

  • Many employee benefits like work from home, 24 days leave in a year with 12 days carry forward every year etc (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Unethical executives and senior management (in 19 reviews)

  • No growth, no raises and no loyalty (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "This Company will see better times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ciber, born in Detroit, continues to have the hard working stamina of people in the Midwest. More than 600 consultants in the Great Lakes region take pride in the work they provide to local clients and are proud to be Ciber employees. Our collaborative work environment and excellent customer service make Ciber a great place to work.

    Cons

    Ciber's financial struggles are a current setback, but think of where some of our client's stock prices were 7 years ago and where they are today. This is a challenge we will overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your employees and continue communicating the news. Take pride in our accomplishments - many are working very hard to continue the legacy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Change is inevitable, but progress is optional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Partner in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Client Partner in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ciber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation. People are sincere.

    Cons

    Financial struggles are crippling the company and the brand. The CEO is not inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off divisions of the company that is not part of Ciber's core competencies. Examples would be Oracle and Infor. Then focus on growth.


  3. "Good place to start a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst/Trainer in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst/Trainer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciber as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Training are available online..
    Transparent management.

    Cons

    Less interaction with the employees. Once you are hired, you will be assigned to the client right away.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring competitive people and merit them what they deserve.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company that values it's work force"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, great resources, transparent, client and employee focused

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation are average

    Ciber Response

    Sep 22, 2015 – Ciber

    Thank you for your review!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Empty Promises"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The client, flexibility, connectedness of your immediate team

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of professional development and succession planning, Lackluster PTO and Compensation plan

    Advice to Management

    Communication is important especially during a transitional period. Don't make your people feel like a commodity.

    Ciber Response

    Oct 7, 2015 – Ciber

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. We survey our employees every year to listen and learn what is most important to them, including the areas of compensation and benefits. We encourage you to ... More


  7. "Senior Network Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ciber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wages were okay. Typical benefits. 401k (no real matching but still)

    Cons

    Disconnect with management, No incentive program that was worth anything.

    Advice to Management

    Ciber can do far better with bonuses and not tie them to company goals but make the goals local to the AREA and the practice WITHIN where you work. My bonus shouldn't be tied to a poor performing practice or group 1,000 miles away where we have no influence to either help or encourage. Bad methodology.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Bait and Switch - offered epmo development work actually just executing projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they do have work available

    Cons

    seems to be more of staffing supplement than a consulting firm

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as your equals. US is not a class society.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away! Terrible place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Even the compensation and benefits were poor, it allowed me to pay the bills while looking for another job.

    Cons

    - Compensation and benefits, compared to other companies, was terrible.
    - Little or no contact with the Detroit office. Account managers were terrible in responding to questions in a timely manner.
    - Management was more focused on building relationships with their clients and cared less about the employees working for the clients.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on your employees and its needs. Treat them as human and not as numbers!


  10. "Review For the Ciber"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Pay, Growing practice, Company on the change path

    Cons

    Company is still not mature in consulting world.

    Advice to Management

    In today's world without change you can't grow


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Ciber Detroit is not the worst place to work, but far from the best."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are fairly hands off as a consulting agency and are pretty accommodating when there are issues getting time approved by the client. The vacation allowance is pretty good, but new employees do not get the same amount I am getting. Aside from that, there is very little to distinguish them or set them above other agencies. This may be unique to the Detroit office, however, and may not be consistent through the rest of the organization.

    Cons

    We almost never have any contact with our account rep unless we approach him. The on-site rep is woefully unresponsive. It takes months to even get a performance review, only to have them tell you that you cannot get a raise without doing a bunch of work to try and get yourself re-classified. Basically, they bill the client for my time, take a cut of my pay, and drop my pay and benefits on occasion without offering me any value to make working for them worthwhile. Meanwhile, they ask for referrals to help get more of their people hired without doing much of anything for you in return.

    Advice to Management

    It is the people of Ciber that make the company what it is. We are the face of Ciber to its clients, and it is our hard work that make the company successful and earn you your reputation. If you have an interest in continuing to be successful, and you should, it would be in your best interest to talk to your workers and find out what we need and what will make us happy with the company. Otherwise, you will lose your good workers, your good reputation, and eventually, your good customers.



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