Ciena

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Great teamwork environment, forward thinking, innovative

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Web Developer in Hanover, MD
Current Employee - Web Developer in Hanover, MD

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

Pros

Innovative, collaborative, salaries and bonuses competitive. Corp policy 2 days remote work, if job permits. I never work over 40 hours a week

Cons

Bonuses lacking, raises subpar, management top heavy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're a manager if you have people under you. There are too many upper managers with no subordonates.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough work in Atlanta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rebuild Atlanta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Demotivating work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance is very good.
    Good HR policies
    Good pay
    Good place if you are just looking to take life easy.

    Cons

    The bonus pool is a joke.
    No positive cross-team communication.
    In-fighting among team members fostered by the upper management.
    Poorly managed release schedule.

    Interview process is a joke. People are hired willy-nilly based on who they knoe rather than how much they know. And the process itself is not regulated - sometimes they have group interviews and sometimes individualized.
    No respect for employees and future employees. I have seen interview candidates made to wait for hours in the lobby, while they bring in other candidates for interviews.

    Not enough senior members in the engineering teams. The less experienced Engineers are not able to handle the major design changes. Not enough work for all the Engineers. Right now the all the Engineering teams are in hiring mode but this is just so that the management can get promoted. Loads of people are just sitting around doing their own personal work/training etc. People have been working on the same technologies for years - this is good as they have great knowledge of that one technology but the bad thing is they have no idea about the others and refuse to work on other technologies.

    One BU rides on the shoulders of the other. This will not work long term and will lead to lay-offs if no new revenue stream is generated.

    No long term planning. Work is done on a day to day basis leading to mismanagement of time.

    NO RSUs/Stocks till you are at a much higher grade.

    Research more about the company culture before accepting a job and take the recruiters words with a pinch of salt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out why people are so demotivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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