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lots to catch up to be world class in Optical business

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Linthicum, MD
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

learning opportunities are available; good place to work closely with teams from different functions;global presence; focus on customers and relationships

Cons

poor systems; weak in integration; feels like you are always playing catch up to meet deadlines or quarterly revenue targets;no salary increases.

Advice to Management

Invest in tools for engineering teams;motivate personnel with annual salary increase;reduce number of layers and senior executives with meaningless titles

Other Employee Reviews for Ciena

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 Management

    Invest in IT/infrastructure and FP&A. Mandate policies. Man-up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Use to be a lot more fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Linthicum, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance work from home company allows for good accomodation for travelers decent pay

    Cons

    massive changes due to aquisition market forces not necessarily in favor of the company lot of compitition no longer have the big cash cusion that sustained the company through rough times bonus payouts are spotty at best raises have been slim in last 3 years

    Advice to Management

    make the changes necessary to processes to get them working more efficiently


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