Ciena

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Ciena is a good employer to work for.

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Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Durham, NC

I worked at Ciena

Pros

Opportunities to grow. Management is not micro.

Cons

Very focused in growth in MD.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Few acquisitions turned out to be successful. Need to be more careful before jumping to the next one.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Good Experience so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great infrastructure (cab service), facilities, recreation facilities.
    Outdoor indoor / activities are great.
    Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Technical growth is self dependent. One needs to go out of job requirements for the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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