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Flexible, fulfilling, but still acts like a start-up which is sometimes not a good thing.

Director (Current Employee) Linthicum, MD

ProsFlexible, good salary, ok benefits, nice offices in Linthicum MD,

ConsLack of processes/systems cause many manual and therefore time-consuming, error-prone activities. Lots of non-value add work due to lack of investment in infrastructure/processes. Lack of financial analysis. Accounting refuses to provide financial analysis to management.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in IT/infrastructure and FP&A. Mandate policies. Man-up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Use to be a lot more fun

    Accounting and Finance (Current Employee) Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Ciena


    Pros: work life balance work from home company allows for good accomodation… Cons: massive changes due to aquisition market forces not necessarily in favor of the company lot of compitition no longer have the big cash… Advice to Senior Management: make the changes necessary to processes to get them working… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Overall, not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Ciena


    Pros: Flexible work schedule Some VERY smart people work here - learn a lot Everyone… Cons: Long hour days Too many meetings and "cooks in the kitchen" at times Struggle with the tight budgets given to build products Too… Advice to Senior Management: Please don't procedure us to death - what used to… More
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