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OK, not great

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ciena full-time

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

- Good people, helpful and smart
- Interesting work
- Decent gym (free), good coffee, and very good cafeteria food (note this is in Kanata, not Carling Lab 10)
- Stock purchase plan

Cons

- RRSP matching plan is sub-standard compared to others in Ottawa
- Management constantly over-commits to customers, then expects the rank and file to work evenings and weekends to meet these deadlines. Employees who don't meet these deadlines are punished via layoffs and/or poor performance reviews.

Advice to Management

Hire more people or set more realistic deadlines.

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  1. Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ciena is a good place to work with an open culture, Good colleagues and is a technology leader in Optical industry. Ciena has been doing OK in a competitive industry. Ciena is fair in its policies and compensation/benefits are comparable to industry.

    Cons

    Ciena's line of business has good amount of competition and low margins. This limits the bonuses etc. Not too many companies in the same technology domain.

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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