Ciena

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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD

I worked at Ciena

Pros

Everyone is so friendly and supportive. Full of very smart people, the best at what they do. Ciena only hires the best. Everyone around you helps you succeed.

Cons

Sometimes there are too many level of senior management. IT department is somewhat incompetent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees, and empower them to make change without so many levels of approval.

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    Ciena is a good employer to work for.

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at Ciena

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow. Management is not micro.

    Cons

    Very focused in growth in MD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Few acquisitions turned out to be successful. Need to be more careful before jumping to the next one.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ciena is a great place to grow as an engineer.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    The exposure to new technology in telecom and fiber optics is unmatched. The engineers are brilliant and very good at teaching younger engineers about the tricks of the trade. There is a great sense of cameraderie and people will go out of their way to help out others.

    Cons

    There is an awful lot of red tape. Engineers are constantly hampered by paperwork requirements, which obviously results in less time designing and testing. There is a sort of struggle between departments, even when working towards the same goals. For example, there is a constant struggle between software and hardware engineers to accomplish their respective goals if toes are getting stepped on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let engineers spend more time in the lab and designing new products, rather than constantly doing status updates.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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