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

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great life work balance.
Long term commitment.
Friendly helpful colleagues.
The sector is stably going up in general in the next few years, so the work stablility is good.
Personal workload depends on the team you work for and the importance of your role.

Cons

project lifecycle is usually 1 year per major release.
The working environemnt is not very aggressive, so if seeking good resume in short time, this is not the place.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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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