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Great place to work but mediocre pay & advancement opportunities

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Linthicum, MD

ProsFlexible work environment (relationship with immediate manager is key)
Highly intelligent and productive people; peers & managers included
Plenty of responsibility, task diversity, high level of influence
No tolerance for poor performance or bad interpersonal skills

ConsMature management & staff; (few opportunities for role advancement)
At or below market salary (you'll want to negotiate everything going in)
Limited pay increase potential (annual raises are not very common)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up pay for performance initiatives;
Hire new grads to get new perspectives and long term growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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

    I worked at Ciena


    Pros: 1. Compensation is competitive to the industry 2. Work-life balance was… Cons: 1. Limited to no career growth 2. After every merger, the keys were handed to execs in the new company in favor of existing… Advice to Senior Management: You should reward loyalty to your employees who have been there… More
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    Sales (Current Employee) Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Ciena


    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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