Ciena

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Engineer P&T in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Lead Engineer P&T in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good work, great people. Flexibility, good technology, good work and life balance, communication and compensation for NCR. Recommend this place to work for.

Cons

Career planning,

Not sure what more to say but have to match the requirement of 20 words minimum so hence this spurious statement.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    nothing exciting

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay
    free food
    free cab
    lots of insurance goodies
    work life balance

    Cons

    unexciting work ,mediocre people ,no onsite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing in particular,in any case they are least bothered

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to build a career

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    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
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