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Amazing place to work! Excellent career growth

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

They employ brillant people, the best in the industry. Great work environment! Excellent support & they truely thrive on innovation. Can work closely with upper managment & customers.

Cons

None really, I'm very pleased.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work & focus.

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dedicated and talented people, flexible workplace, challenging environment

    Cons

    Going through lot of reorg, uncertainty! Ok benefits

  2. Sorority type management environment, especially in CALA region

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    Former Employee - Sales CALA
    Former Employee - Sales CALA

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nortel Technology..
    Very few good and talented folks who unfortunately are trapped in their jobs due to economy.

    Cons

    --no new innovations.... basically a company with a yugo mentalilty who had the money to by the Bugatti of technology (Nortel), but doesn't have a clue on how to manage or run it.
    --extremely political management environment. Upper management protect and cover up for each other if you discover or bring to their attention anything "unorthodox" in procedure or business protocol.
    --they rather outsource US jobs to regions or import it via immigration loop holes. 1st hand knowlegdge or folks getting their workvisas or relocation packages from upper management who have connections, instead of looking for local talent. Outsourcing when it doesn't make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program, support your local communities job wise and globally. doesn't mean you can't hire externally from other countries just make sure you give preference to "american based" workers if job is supporting local customers. Do right by your employees and your customer will also be satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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