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Ciena Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 130 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

(75 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows employees to have a great work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and good work environment (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth plan for employees (in 6 reviews)

  • The upper management does not know what they are doing (in 6 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Linthicum, MD (US)

    ProsDecent benefits, work life balance, good people to work with

    Consvery bureaucratic, still struggling to get back to been a profitable company after the nortel acquisition, layoffs are a common place

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, Ample opportunities and very good culture, Free Cab and Free Food

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood package and hike,Work life balance,Awesome food,One of best and highly paid company in Delhi NCR.
    Very good in hand salary, Very Co-operative seniors
    One of best company I have worked so far

    ConsYou wont get that much which keeps you busy for whole day :-p

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for if your not back office employee

    Back Office Employee (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    ProsBenefits, work-life balance, casual atomosphere

    ConsNot much thought or care for back office employees just show up and do your job 100%, high stress over staying employed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have any hesitation about a process or practice before it is implemented, seek input from employees who will be performing them, managers are telling you what you want to hear which will always be, yes, but they have no ready solutions when things start going awry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work in transport technologies

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood tax benefits scheme like car rental, fuel reimbursements,driver salary, medical reimbursements

    ConsNo much onsites opportunities here

    Advice to Senior ManagementShort term onsite visits gets good co operations with global teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the few North American based successful Telecom companies

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Linthicum, MD (US)

    ProsGood Team culture at the working levels. Good back office support by Marketing, Operations, and Professional Services teams for customer facing jobs. No layoff worries for solid contributors.

    ConsNo raises for expanding experience or skill set. Can be political at the higher management levels with strong egos prevailing. common to limit or reduce commission once targets have been met. VPs and up make way too much money for the value provided but that's the norm in today's business culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch out how high level management personalities and actions affect corp culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ciena

    Lead Engineer (Former Employee) North Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsGood work environment, great engineers and healthy work culture, more like a startup type of setup in North Atlanta. The productivity is very high.

    ConsFocus on one technology and not much variation over the years. Due to lack of technical culture in North Atlanta, there is not much happening besides Ciena.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enhanced my technical skill and its implementation in the real world

    Release Engineer (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsFriendly environment, consistent growth, fast paced development, bright future.

    Consno cons as such that i observed during my 1 year term of internship in ottawa, carling campus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Ciena was a great learning experience

    Network Management Co-op (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Helpful colleagues
    -Relaxed and professional environment
    -Loads of learning oppurtunities

    Cons-There was absolutely nothing negative

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "O.K"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Helpful coworkers that supported me

    Cons-Boring atmosphere, just an average office
    - Always really quiet

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    Great place to work, Good Career growth

    Lead Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good work culture with practical deadlines. Excellent training and innovative projects. Pays at the higher end than most. Great team to work with. Company is always improving with better business plans over time.

    ConsCompany is expanding and future path a bit unsure. Team maybe expanded within or outside, to match the business expansion plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild the team within the company to best preserve skillsets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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