Ciena

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Ciena is a great place to grow as an engineer.

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD

I have been working at Ciena

Pros

The 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.

Cons

There 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 ManagementAdvice

Let engineers spend more time in the lab and designing new products, rather than constantly doing status updates.

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Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    It was a pleasure working at Ciena where people are valued for their skills.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, telecommute (work from home occasionally), everyone starts with 3 wk vacation, weeklong xmas holidays, full medical, dental, vision benefits.

    Cons

    Understaffed and with recent round of layoffs, more understaffing in North America. Jobs going increasingly to Mexico.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place maintaining smooth work life balance but lacks challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Food and Cab facility
    Healthy work environment
    Nice people, nice culture

    Cons

    Not much motivation in the team.
    Lacks in enhancing personal knowledge and growth

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