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OK, not great

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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 Senior ManagementHire more people or set more realistic deadlines.

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Ciena is a good place to work with an open culture, Good colleagues and is a technology leader in Optical industry.… Cons: Ciena's line of business has good amount of competition and low margins. This… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

    IT Service Desk/IT Support (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Less Work Pressure, Independence in terms of vacations and holidays, Good processes… Cons: Growth is limited, Sudden and instant terminator from job, Salary is less Keep most… Advice to Senior Management: Keep the employee satisfaction as a key strategy to get best out of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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