Ciena Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Not bad

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

    I worked at Ciena (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High compensation, challenging technology, high profile projects

    Cons

    Layoffs -> hiring -> outsourcing -> layoffs -> hiring

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job


  2. Decent work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Decent coworkers. Good pay.

    Cons

    Jobs become stale after awhile.


  3. Services Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Services Project Manager in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Services Project Manager in Hanover, MD

    I worked at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I worked with some great people, especially the network engineering people.

    Cons

    No work/life balance in the org I worked in. Way overloaded with work, approximately 60+ hours/week.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the scope of work involved and staff accordingly. Learn how to manage your customers so that they don't bleed you.


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  5. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Worked with cutting edge hardware technology. Great team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Culture is changing with latest aquisition of Nortel. Not much career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be adjusted for at least the rate of inflation on an annual basis.


  6. Engineer P1

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good people.

    Cons

    Not many window offices. Small break room.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitively.


  7. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Project Manager in Ballwin, MO
    Former Employee - Field Project Manager in Ballwin, MO

    I worked at Ciena (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Outstanding benefits

    Cons

    No bad experiences working there


  8. Helpful (2)

    No growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Ciena

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours. good and mature team members. Releases are planned appropriately. work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    divide and rule culture, information hiding culture so that non-technical management can show they power. low or average pay perks and benefits, Not much exciting work, Low motivation levels All 401k management candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Management tries to show off that they are doing a lot for career development of the employees, but in reality nothing much has been done on this front.


  9. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people. Executive team has a good strategy. Nice compensation / benefit and vacation plans.

    Cons

    Some areas are understaffed and employees are working all through the day and night.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at resource management.


  10. Network Engineer in Solution Consulting & Engineering group.

    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging environment that makes me smarter every day.

    Cons

    Too long of a commute, too unpredictable a schedule.


  11. manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were the best

    Cons

    Sr management. Did not have aclue

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen.



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