Ciena

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Focused company with competent people

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

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

Pros

Decent health benefits.
Stock option terms almost guarantee 15%+ profit every 6 months
Great teamwork corporate culture

Cons

Low operating margin due to telecom market. Promotion, raise, and bonus are hard to come by.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to build a career

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

    I worked at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    - Some people are very knowledgeable in their area
    - Good technology if you're actually let to work on it
    - Good place to go after school if you don't have a better offer, develop some marketable skills, then look for a better job where you can build a career

    Cons

    - Terrible compensation
    - Bonuses are a joke
    - No career development especially for new grads
    - Not enough room for new grads to prosper
    - Too many layoffs (2 or 3 times per year at times) - if you're a new grad they will try to make you think that you are safe from layoffs and that they're trying to make the company younger, but the truth is they have a deal with the government of Ontario to hire new grads (it's basically free for them) then if you're not a top performer or even if you're a top performer but your manager hasn't developed you and given you ownership then they will lay you off. As a new grad you may even get laid off in less than 6 months! Beware!!
    - Very team dependent. Your team may be really good or it may be terrible - In general, if they haven't been able to tell you what your role is clearly before they give you an offer, then chances are they don't even know what your role is. You don't want to be in that situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been good working here.

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

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

    Pros

    Best facilities, good salary and flexi timing.

    Cons

    Very few on site opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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