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Ciena is a great place to grow as an engineer.

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Linthicum, MD

ProsThe exposure to new technology in telecom and fiber optics is unmatched. The engineers are brilliant and very good at teaching younger engineers about the tricks of the trade. There is a great sense of cameraderie and people will go out of their way to help out others.

ConsThere is an awful lot of red tape. Engineers are constantly hampered by paperwork requirements, which obviously results in less time designing and testing. There is a sort of struggle between departments, even when working towards the same goals. For example, there is a constant struggle between software and hardware engineers to accomplish their respective goals if toes are getting stepped on.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet engineers spend more time in the lab and designing new products, rather than constantly doing status updates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros: good people working with, easy office culture Cons: industry limit, low earning margin More
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    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Latest Optical Transport Technology Good benefits Excellent work environment Cons: No much training Lack of good leadership Advice to Senior Management: Leadership Training Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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