Ciena

www.ciena.com
Employer Engaged

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Overall Good Experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great infrastructure (cab service), facilities, recreation facilities.
    Outdoor indoor / activities are great.
    Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Technical growth is self dependent. One needs to go out of job requirements for the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Ciena

    Pros

    Good work life balance .

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than in industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place maintaining smooth work life balance but lacks challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Food and Cab facility
    Healthy work environment
    Nice people, nice culture

    Cons

    Not much motivation in the team.
    Lacks in enhancing personal knowledge and growth

    Recommends
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Work life balance great, good salary in delhi/ncr

    Cons

    Quality of work depends on project to project

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It has been a good company so far but change in management does impact the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ciena (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance..
    Though it is not a startup, a starter gets a chance to dive deep into work and is given good credibility.

    Cons

    Traditional style of working ... management is not open minded .
    Ok benifits, not comparable to other companies in the area.
    Zero perks
    Zero Raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out good but went downhill as the company got bigger and slower.

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

    I worked at Ciena

    Pros

    The work environment is flexible and the engineers are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Little to no career development.
    IT terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inventory Logistics and receiving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very busy with daily scanning, receiving and problem solving issues regarding circuit packs that may be missing in the lab

    Cons

    Not left to do my job without overlooking my shoulder after being in this high tech business for over 30 years with a very strong work ethic and high customer support satisfaction,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its nice company to work for, work culture is good for experience people, not for freshers .low work pressue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    No fixed time shifting, nice food, low work pressure, nice work culture, peolple help to work in.better to come here after gaining experience.

    Cons

    there is nothing to challenge here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do give work to freshers also.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have grown throughout my time here and had the chance to try on a variety of roles; I love my company. Hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Ciena has allowed me to take risks and has rewarded me. The company has good values and wants to encourage personal growth and achievement.

    Cons

    The job needs to get done regardless of what is going on in your life. Your personal time will suffer for the "deal". Having said that, my experienxce is that management recognizes those sacrifices and rewards will come (as long as you aren't whiny about it. Just take your licks and move on like a professional. This is not the place to work if you want 40 hours week, mon to fri only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to your "red" roots--you are starting to look a little too "blue" lately. Flexibility and nimbleness is what got you to the dance. Don't start acting like a large cap company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company survives on the strength of its optical business, significantly arising from the recent acquisition of pieces of Nortel. It is significantly an Southern, East Coast company (top down management run by marketing), with particularly close relations with ATT.

    Cons

    Initiatives outside the main business have principally been a failure. Specifically, efforts to extend the carrier ethernet business from mobile base stations into backhaul has resulted in 4 consecutive failed platforms. The recent foray into SDN at the behest of ATT is being run like land-boom for the network management people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to hire competent software architects. Building out features for marketing to parade on top of broken infrastructure is the cause of the problems, not the solution. Demanding extra hours from junior employees who are dazzled with the prospect of the responsibility is a recipe for disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Ciena? Share Your Experiences

Ciena

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.