Ciena

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lots to catch up to be world class in Optical business

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader  in  Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Linthicum, MD

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Ciena

  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be a lot more fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Linthicum, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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