Compare Ciena vs Infinera BETA

See how working at Ciena vs. Infinera compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Ciena vs. Infinera. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Ciena

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Infinera

Employee Ratings

  • Ciena scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1118 reviews)
Ciena employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 522 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Ciena employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Ciena employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Ciena employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Ciena employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Ciena employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Ciena Ceo Gary B. Smith
97%
97%Gary B. Smith
Ciena employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Infinera Ceo David Heard
88%
88%David Heard
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
Ciena employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 28% higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Ciena employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Infinera employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Ciena has 112 more total submitted salaries than Infinera.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Lead Engineer100 Salaries
$125,873/yr
Systems Engineer20 Salaries
$118,010/yr
Senior Manager12 Salaries
$154,291/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Hardware Development Engineer50 Salaries
$133,902/yr
Member Of Technical Staff28 Salaries
$145,156/yr
Director5 Salaries
$196,466/yr

What Employees Say

  • Ciena had 88 more reviews than Infinera that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Ciena had 38 more reviews than Infinera that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Ciena.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Infinera.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 163 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 78 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 75 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 40 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 30 reviews)
"Career growth"(in 17 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 10 reviews)
"Coriant"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review
"Ciena Review"Jun 10, 2021

Current Employee - Marketing Associate

I have been working at Ciena part-time

Pros

Enjoy working here. Only been here for 3 months

Cons

NA. Not applicable for time being

Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer

I have been working at Infinera full-time for less than a year

Pros

High level of independence, trust, opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world, potential for fast growth in the company, developing responsibilities very fast, transparency.

Cons

a bit slow delivering its product

Advice to Management

You are doing great, plan ahead for product releases and you should experience market share growth

Job Postings

Ciena has 121 more recently posted open jobs than Infinera.