Ciena Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2015
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Ciena (San Jose, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    If you are fluent in C and basic of Data structures and algorithms, and have knowledge about fundamentals of OS, the interview process should be a piece of cake.

    If you have worked previously or have good networking knowledge it will be a plus.

    Interview Questions

    • Try to find the Least Common Ancestor in a binary tree.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ciena (San Jose, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I got a call from the interviewer.
    Questions included about the Data structures and Networks

    Interview Questions

    • Difference btw Linked list and array
      Run time efficiencies for both . Accessing via linked list and Array.
      How to find weather a linked list has a loop?
       
      1 Answer
    • Difference btw threads and process

      Explained about previous work experience and Projects
       
      Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ciena (Alpharetta, GA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted online and was called after a wk. Interview was setup next week. Asked questions about linked list(addition, race condition) and then breadth first traversal couldn't get it fully then went through the other interviewers and then didn't get offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Do breadth first traversal of BST   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ciena (Alpharetta, GA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Applied Online, Phone screen followed by 5 round in-person interview

    Interview Questions

    • virtual destructors
      c++ inheritance
      singleton class
      pipe
      semaphore
      mutex
      strlen

      call by value, call by reference
      break continue
      pure virtual functions
      virtual base class
      linked list - add a node
      hashes
       
      Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ciena (City of Spokane Valley, WA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Started of over the phone with a discussion with the manager of the team i was interviewing for.
    Was called over a few weeks later for an onsite interview. Asked a few basic java concepts, Linked List implementation, DB concepts and was grilled on Operating systems

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation done from my side.

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    Senior SQA Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ciena (Spokane, WA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Three people interviewed me over the phone. The director, hiring manager and lead engineerl Mostly ethernet basics type of questions. Directory said up front she wasn't technical. This took me back for an engineering directory to say. They made me an offer that was equal to Silicon Velley wage in Spokane and paid relocation expenses. IN hind site, having a technical director that wasn't technical was a bad idea and caused problems due to lack of understanding of the tasks assigned

    Interview Questions

    • How does PBT work? Explain Spanning Tree   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    simple, made offer, took about a week and relocation expnses covered

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Linthicum, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ciena (Linthicum, MD) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by HR for initial phone screen and then came in for inperson interview with supervisor and manager in the department

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work for ciena, questions about prior work history   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    they made an offer and i negotiated based on my experience and what i had to offer

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    Learning Solutions Business Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ciena (Washington, DC) in February 2010.

    Interview

    It appeared that the interviewer was unclear about the basic qualifications for the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ciena (Hanover, MD) in June 2009.

    Interview

    They tend to like starting people out as 1 year contractors and then full time afterwards. They are honest about it though.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    HR on the phone. They pretended that I asked for too much money but gave it to me anyway.

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    Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ciena (North Atlanta, GA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Competitive and comprehensive.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Easy.

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