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Ciena Overview

  • Hanover, MD
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1992
  • Company - Public (CIEN)
  • Telecommunications Manufacturing
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

#WeAreCiena We are the collaborative experts enabling an open networking world. We provide the insight and technology to develop and implement networks that adapt to the constant changes in today’s business ecosystem. Our passion is to enable you to deliver rewarding ...
Mission: Experiences measured by outcomes Our passion is to provide rewarding experiences that result in exceptional outcomes—for you, and for your end-users. As a network strategy and technology company, we apply technology in the context of your world—working to activate your agenda ...

Company Updates

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Apr 9, 2020

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A message from our CEO COVID-19


Ciena colleagues and friends, The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in some way. First and foremost, as with every company, Ciena is taking extensive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and our extended family of customers and partners around the world.

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Jul 7, 2020

Really proud of the launch with Tree-nation (a global company committed to reforestation) at Ciena. 6860 of our folks have helped plant the Ciena Forest and everyone who joins will be able to plant a tree as well. #cienalife #treenation #environment #planetearth #ciena #cienaforest #sustainabilty

Ciena Reviews

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"Excellent company"

Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Ottawa, ON
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I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 10 years


Flexible work hours, respect, helps employees innovate, employees and managers work together towards common goals, there are opportunities for learning. This company goes out of its way to help


Sometimes long hours are needed but we can take time off in lieu of overtime.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Ciena

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Ciena Interviews

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Applied online48%
Employee Referral15%

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    I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Ciena (Petaluma, CA) in Aug 2017


    I applied online and also sent my resume along with a cover letter to a Ciena recruiter who had reached out to me earlier for a different team (I had declined the interview back then). The first round was a phone call with the hiring manager, second phone call with a senior member of the team and then 4 rounds on-site.

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Ciena Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work CertifiedGreat Place to Work® (GPTW)2019
  • India's 100 Best Place to Work ForGreat Place to Work Institute2018
  • Great Place to WorkFortune2018
  • America's Most Honored CompaniesAll American Executive Team2016
  • Great Place to Work CertifiedFortune and Great Place to Work2016

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is health insurance like at Ciena?

...Good paternity live (1 month), health insurance, work culture...

December 29, 2020

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