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"Triumph of the Techies"

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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. "Mac J. Slingerlend has a weird way to express himself. Otherwise he's ok."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I specifically worked for treated me pretty well. I was there only a year, but overall I felt good working for CIBER. My bad experience was more with the clients they we did work for, who use CIBER as a way to dump work they can't do, do not want to do, or is too politically damaging and rather give it to CIBER to deal with. I see CIBER in the business of taking on "crap" companies are not willing to do.

    Cons

    There are 2 types of employees. Those that actually work for CIBER, and those that are brought in as "employees" and attached to a client contract, aka a "consultant". If you work internally for CIBER, you are safe. If you are a consultant, your doomed if the client ends a contract cause CIBER will dump you, after trying to find you work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to tell them. It's the nature of the contracting business.


  2. "CIBER is a great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Federal side of CIBER can help get consultants in positions that they may not otherwise have been able to get. They employ many former program managers and other people who have contacts inside programs and can get your resume in front of the right managers.
    CIBER has an excellent benefit package everything from matching 401k contributions to an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

    Cons

    CIBER seems to have some difficulties with handing off consultants between the Federal and the commercial sides of the company.
    If you are highly compensated employee per the IRS rules your 401k contributions can be limited at CIBER. It seems that there is not enough participation in the 401k plan to allow the highly compensated employees to contribute to the Federal maximum.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to get the employee 401k contributions increased so that your more senior consultants do not get limited on their own 401k contributions.

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