Ciena
3.3 of 5 118 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ciena Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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3.3 118 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

(68 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ciena

Prosflexible hours, friendly, technology leader. Ciena is a good place to work and offers competitive vacation days.

Consdistributed teams across many countries, office space is cramped and overcrowded

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Great place to work

Software Engineer 1b (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsGood work culture, good learning

Conssome times no work. but good for learning

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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

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Excellent work environment, great products

Senior Software Engineerenior Account Director (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsStrong technical team, great sales support, great earnings potentail

ConsLimited promotion opportunities, good ol' boy network at corporate

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some deadwood that adds little value but earns big salaries. Housecleaning is long overdue.

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

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Good company to work for

Software Engineer 1b (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Ciena full-time for more than a year

ProsGood culture, awesome facilities, very good hike they give when join them.

ConsBad appraisal systems, some teams have more politics due to people who are staying for long time in company but will start saying bad about company as they afraid of losing there jobs.

Advice to Senior Managementcreate good culture. Do not promote politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Electronics Technician (Former Employee)
Linthicum Heights, MD

I worked at Ciena full-time for less than a year

ProsThere is no micro-managing. VERY diverse workforce

ConsPays less than average for position

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more performance raises

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsGood benefits,compensation,work/life balance and growth

Consneed to innovate and be open to new ideas

Advice to Senior Managementbroaden horizons

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

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Awesome place to work.. Lots of HR activities to keep you busy..Free Food amazing infrastructure

Lead Engineer P&T (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsAwesome place, lovely people..Very Active HR, free food, Gym.. Billiards, TT..

ConsNo stock options, not much work from home options..some dead weights sitting as everywhere..

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work.. bring ESPP, RSUs for India employees

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

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junior hardware designer coop position.

Computer Hardware Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Ciena as an intern for less than a year

Prosgreat people work with great lab environment, it is a flexible time to work with enough time for assignments with other team members, weekly meeting update as nortel's style, learning more technologies via internal training course without cost, all new tools and education is provided by online and workshop. teamwork and individual work base.
great senior engineers are working so hard in the lab and lots of learning with them for new engineering concepts and developments.

Consnot too much food in cafe, each year cut off people with bad performance without notification. some people are eating food in the office and it is not enough space to take break without people

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

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Great place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall teams, work hour flexibility

ConsLimited room for growth, no career mentoring

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to assign tasks which align to employee's interests

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

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Enhanced my technical skill and its implementation in the real world

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

I worked at Ciena as an intern for more than a year

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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