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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great life work balance.
Long term commitment.
Friendly helpful colleagues.
The sector is stably going up in general in the next few years, so the work stablility is good.
Personal workload depends on the team you work for and the importance of your role.

Cons

project lifecycle is usually 1 year per major release.
The working environemnt is not very aggressive, so if seeking good resume in short time, this is not the place.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    OK, not great

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people or set more realistic deadlines.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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. 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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