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Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Technology innovation; leader in Optical transport

Cons

Too many ex Nortel personnel in middle management roles, stifling innovation
Terrible HR personnel and unprofessional practices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sack Business Ops bean counters who are basically clueless and add no value .

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    OK, not great

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    - Good people, helpful and smart
    - Interesting work
    - Decent gym (free), good coffee, and very good cafeteria food (note this is in Kanata, not Carling Lab 10)
    - Stock purchase plan

    Cons

    - RRSP matching plan is sub-standard compared to others in Ottawa
    - Management constantly over-commits to customers, then expects the rank and file to work evenings and weekends to meet these deadlines. Employees who don't meet these deadlines are punished via layoffs and/or poor performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or set more realistic deadlines.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Lead software developer in ciena

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Planning is not theremneed more employee comeunication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is base don events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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