Ciena

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Good company to work with. Don't forget to negotiate well before joining. Usually it's nof yers X 2/2.5

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Pros

Good compnay, good work. good compensation, good environment, excellent facility, good life balaance.

Cons

If you fail negotaite well then you will feel bad for the entire tenure, if you are a process oriented guy then this might not be the company for you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    some hints...

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

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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
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