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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

1. Saturday morning you can be @ your native place if you are in 0-700 km radius from Delhi 2. Enjoy weekend with wife/family/girlfriend or liquor ..no office-office in weekend 3. Work - No Rocket Science, if you are an average performer this is the right place for you 4. If you know how to talk well, kudos..!! believe me you are among 1% of the total employees of Ciena india ! 5. There is a big lucrative after you successfully complete the project/release. A mail of appreciation from Mgr with few spelling mistakes, couple of forwarded mail and e-APPLAUSE - worth 0 INR

Cons

1. If you know technology, you might never get a chance to use it. 2. A lot of closed door zero transparency meetings ! Mind it.. doors are with zero transparency too :) 3. You saw managers smiling ? will happen only when they are with their peers ! 4. Ciena India got a mention globally ??..come on...it must be community outreach/best workplace/diwali-dhamaka or cricket

Advice to Management

1. Managers please start acting smart. Your dull faces create further antipathy. 2. Please get technical sessions conducted across the teams.. let them feel it is technology industry.. not a coding only factory ! 3. Get few people in the management with strong communication skills (even if they lack on technical front) so that in the meetings across sites they can defend their employees view rather accepting/agreeing on everything. 4. Inspire your employee with awards/recognitions, you will get 200%out of them 5. Managers please speak in english in meetings to create professional atmosphere

Other Employee Reviews for Ciena

  1. It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Independence in terms of vacations and holidays, Good processes and technology to learn from. FOOD dominantly plays important role. Good food.

    Cons

    Growth is limited, Sudden and instant terminator from job, Salary is less Keep most of the employees on contract thus keeping us biased from EMPLOYEES in terms of facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employee satisfaction as a key strategy to get best out of a employees, as you have in a past couple of years, sustain it.


  2. It is full of ups and down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    facilities - A very good office, though as number of employee are growing avg space of an employee is reducing. But I will rate is very high, given the fact that I have worked in 4 more companies. Lunch at office - It is one of the hidden reasons why people are not leaving the company :) Salary - Best at least among the peers in NCR Work - Work is average. Although on cutting edge technology but low in value chain.

    Cons

    first line managers, communication with employees. Too many senior people and no relevant work for them. This has created huge problem in organizational growth. Even for junior engineers growth has stopped. A great rift between managers and engineer. A technology company should respect its engineer more than its manager but in Ciena it is just opposite more like a manufacturing company. Promotions here are less celebrated because there are more controversy than general acceptance

    Advice to Management

    Take people in confidence. Explain to them current scenario rather than giving unreasonable excuses. Be transparent in your decision. Make an environment where we feel proud to work in.


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