Ciena
3.3 of 5 126 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Systemically bad management, no investment back into ERP or employees

Middle Level Management (Former Employee)
Linthicum, MD

ProsThe increasingly dwindling employee base still had a few folks left who were tenured enough to know the day to day process.

Cons*Extremely high employee turnover
*Bonuses were a farce
*Terrible upper management
*Horrible cross departmental communication/cohesiveness
*Complete lack of concern about employees
*Zero corporate culture

Advice to Senior ManagementYears before joining Ciena I had heard it was a great place to work - after joining Ciena I heard this used to be such a great place to work. Clean house with old upper level managers/execs and bring in folks who want to work and can respectfully treat employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    its good and bad, but not getting any better

    Senior Engineer GTS (Current Employee)
    Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: The Ciena can do attitude, just get the job done. Good… Cons: Bureaucracy introduced since the Nortel deal is breathtaking- no wonder Nortel went bust ! Middle management are mostly Nortel and its hard to workout who took… Advice to Senior Management: Cut the Bureaucracy before we all go the same way Nortel did.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Linthicum, MD

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


    Pros: Nice people to work with Cons: Planning is not theremneed more employee comeunication Advice to Senior Management: Everything is base don events Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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