Ciena
3.3 of 5 127 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ciena Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 127 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

(75 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This allows employees to have a great work-life balance"
    in 18 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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    Great growth company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeading solutions that are helping drive the future of communications, cloud and the Internet.

    ConsQuick to cut employees without notice or providing an opportunity to move to a new role.

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

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    Great work life balance

    Software Engineer || (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours. I can work from home. This allows employees to have a great work-life balance.

    ConsMany engineers with many years of experience. It is very difficult to get ahead but you'll learn a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide comprehensive career path.

    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, Ample opportunities and very good culture, Free Cab and Free Food

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood package and hike,Work life balance,Awesome food,One of best and highly paid company in Delhi NCR.
    Very good in hand salary, Very Co-operative seniors
    One of best company I have worked so far

    ConsYou wont get that much which keeps you busy for whole day :-p

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Ciena was a great learning experience

    Network Management Co-op (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Helpful colleagues
    -Relaxed and professional environment
    -Loads of learning oppurtunities

    Cons-There was absolutely nothing negative

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep up the good work!

    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, Good Career growth

    Lead Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good work culture with practical deadlines. Excellent training and innovative projects. Pays at the higher end than most. Great team to work with. Company is always improving with better business plans over time.

    ConsCompany is expanding and future path a bit unsure. Team maybe expanded within or outside, to match the business expansion plans.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild the team within the company to best preserve skillsets.

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

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    I learnt a lot more than I expected to and in spite of being an intern, I had freedom to try out my own ideas.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIndependence, I got to pace my work. Co-workers were very helpful. There was always an encouragement to implement my ideas. I got to work on current projects and contributed while learning

    ConsI wasn't there long enough to be able to point out glaring cons. I would probably be able to comment better on it if I got to work more.

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    Amazing place to work! Excellent career growth

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThey employ brillant people, the best in the industry. Great work environment! Excellent support & they truely thrive on innovation. Can work closely with upper managment & customers.

    ConsNone really, I'm very pleased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work & focus.

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

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    Great learning experience at ciena

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Proswork environment, learning opportunity, salary

    Consgrowth was limited after a time

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

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

    ProsGood work, great people. Flexibility, good technology, good work and life balance, communication and compensation for NCR. Recommend this place to work for.

    ConsCareer planning,

    Not sure what more to say but have to match the requirement of 20 words minimum so hence this spurious statement.

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

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    Best Work Place

    Data Management (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsExcellent Environment with lovely management

    ConsI had not encountered any bad thing about the Company

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll is Good.

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

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