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

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Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA

ProsVery good place to work

ConsLately there has been some layoffs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Complete Waste Of Life

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Ciena full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Interesting technology, and nice people to work with. A very fast-paced environment, and lots… Cons: No real bonus or raises in the 4 years I worked there. A lot of politics required for any vertical movement (promotions) Very little communication between senior… Advice to Senior Management: Start listening to your employees more instead of focusing on business growth. Cut out the management from Nortel, and get managers who have a sense… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Systemically bad management, no investment back into ERP or employees

    Middle Level Management (Former Employee)
    Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Ciena full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The increasingly dwindling employee base still had a few folks left… Cons: *Extremely high employee turnover *Bonuses were a farce *Terrible upper management *Horrible cross… Advice to Senior Management: Years before joining Ciena I had heard it was a great place to work - after joining Ciena I heard this used to be such… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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