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Not Much Growth Opportunity

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

I have been working at Ciena

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits and mediocre pay for entry level engineers.
Free water and restrooms are nice.
Most people are friendly.
Interesting to learn various telecom technology.

Cons

Not much growth opportunity.
There are barely raises and bonuses are nearly none existent.
Promotions don't seem to come and a good amount of incompetency in the company.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Sub-par Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Ciena

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits
    - Good opportunites
    - Decent time off policies
    - Decent working environment
    - Some opportunities for growth (if the company grew)

    Cons

    - Terrible top management. Same senior management and Board of Directors for at least 10 years. Golden parachutes (for what?) are abundant. That is the main reason for all the "one-time charges".
    - Layoffs, acquisition, layoffs, acquisition, layoffs, acquisition
    - Titles are out of whack. Directors, Senior Directors, VP are flying around everywhere. Who actually works there?

    Advice to Management

    Get some folks (and not the cronies that started with the original Ciena organization) in there and run it as "real company". CEO Gary Smith's previous job was as Vice President of Sales at the semi-public entity Intelsat. Time to change (even if it will cost the CEO's 3 million dollar exit agreement).

  2. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in City of Spokane Valley, WA

    I have been working at Ciena

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ciena pays among the leaders.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could use improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee, ask for feedback.

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