Ciena
3.3 of 5 127 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Ciena used to be a nice place to work, but poor management decisions have led to its decline.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Linthicum, MD

Pros1. Compensation is competitive to the industry
2. Work-life balance was fine - flexible hours
3. Immediate working peers were fantastic - team environment

Cons1. Limited to no career growth
2. After every merger, the keys were handed to execs in the new company in favor of existing employees (e.g. NT now owns majority of eng. development)
3. No loyalty to employees
4. Indecisive management
5. Constantly changing long term vision
6. Clickish environment - it matters who you know

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should reward loyalty to your employees who have been there for the long term vs. favoring new acquisitions and their employees.

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    Linthicum, MD

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    Pros: Ciena has quality people who care about their company and their… Cons: As compared to other companies I have worked in Ciena has few "con's". … Advice to Senior Management: I choose not to answer this question as I can't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Boston, MA

    I worked at Ciena


    Pros: Ciena (then Wavesmith) had some interesting projects going on. Overall… Cons: I have to say there weren't too many downsides. Management had their act together, and I had… Advice to Senior Management: I can't really think of any advice I would give anyone at Ciene. They… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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