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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
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    Very positive so far.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Spokane, WA

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


    Good benefits, pay is good (top end for our area), and environment is generally healthy. The company has been very good at compensating top performers and hard workers. Lots of average employees whine because they don't get treated like royalty... this company's philosophy is simple: you work hard, you'll be rewarded accordingly. If you're an average producer, you'll see average compensation... and if you don't cut the mustard, you won't last. Simple as that.

    Can work from home if desired, and the work schedules are flexible.


    Workloads are very heavy at times, and the technology is very complicated. Can be overwhelming. Need to hire more people to accomplish all the initiatives in the pipeline.

    Positive Outlook
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Ciena Interviews

Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Field Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ciena.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from the company's recruiter few weeks after applying online. She scheduled a flight for me to meet with the Hiring Manager at an airport. It was very laid back, manager did not ask anything technical.

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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Hanover, MD
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (CIEN)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Ciena doesn't limit itself to just one color of the spectrum. The company makes transport and switching equipment that increases the capacity of long-distance fiber-optic networks by transmitting multiple light signals simultaneously over the same circuit. It also sells optical transport systems for metro and enterprise wide-area networks, as well as broadband access products that enable communications companies to deliver Internet protocol (IP) services, such as VoIP, IP video, and DSL. Ciena serves telecommunications service providers, cable companies, large enterprises... More

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