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

I have been working at Ciena

Pros

great work/life balance
great people to work with
products are impressive
good opportunities for new grads
company that tries to keep things global

Cons

it's unclear what the future holds, even the immediate future
little communication on what to expect
health care plan could be better

Advice to ManagementAdvice

communicate more with the employees
encourage employees to make decisions and maybe even make mistakes
think about the true talent pool

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Ciena

  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Linthicum, MD

    I worked at Ciena

    Pros

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

    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 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Quality People

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Linthicum, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Linthicum, MD

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Ciena has quality people who care about their company and their jobs. They have flexible work arrangements and compensation is fair.

    Cons

    As compared to other companies I have worked in Ciena has few "con's". As I have to say something I would say those typical of a technical company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I choose not to answer this question as I can't presume to know the best way to run a company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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