Ciena Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
133 Reviews

3.4
133 Reviews
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
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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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  1.  

    good facilities, bad quality of work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, work life balance

    Cons

    Not much challenging work don in India R&D center. mostly support and maintenance ....scope of technical growth less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get good projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    good people working with, easy office culture

    Cons

    industry limit, low earning margin

  3.  

    Worked one term as an Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Automation  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Test Automation in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work at. Very friendly and extremely helpful co-workers. Lots of opportunities to learn new stuff. Would recommend a friend to apply.

    Cons

    Need appropriate training and guidance for interns and co-ops. Should be immensely independent and be willing and skilful to manage tasks on our own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good Salary

    Cons

    Quality of work not good for freshers, low appraisal

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work in transport technologies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No much onsites opportunities here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short term onsite visits gets good co operations with global teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    "O.K"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena as an intern

    Pros

    -Helpful coworkers that supported me

    Cons

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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An industry leader with global footprint

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years

    Pros

    Medium-sized company, focused on optical and packet networking. It strives to challenge the status quo and redefine the network layers. It is poised for growth.

    Cons

    Performance awards are not generous perhaps due to the fact that it is not profitable especially after the Nortel acquisition. Little attention is paid on helping employees manage and grow their careers within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the priority of career development for employees even if that change means leaving to a different organization or role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Software developer(Engineer)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool culture, Great people, Gym, Table Tennis and Snooker. Good work depends on which team you are in and what are your preferences. You can get work in Java or C++ or networking.

    Cons

    The appraisal structure, I guess, is the biggest con. I guess, because the two years I was there, only a few elite got any appraisal. Rest of us had to be satisfied with so meager a bonus that it was all spent on a single treat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evident from the cons.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sr. Engineer Post-Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Transformation Solutions Engineer  in  Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Network Transformation Solutions Engineer in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at Ciena as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Because is a small company, it gives the opportunity to move easy and resolve soon internal issues

    Cons

    There are many power groups that does n´t contribute to teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be more sensitive with low levels organization´s

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work with. Don't forget to negotiate well before joining. Usually it's nof yers X 2/2.5

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good compnay, good work. good compensation, good environment, excellent facility, good life balaance.

    Cons

    If you fail negotaite well then you will feel bad for the entire tenure, if you are a process oriented guy then this might not be the company for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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