Ciena Overview

  • Hanover, MD
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1992
  • Company - Public (CIEN)
  • Telecommunications Services
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)

CompetitorsNokia, Infinera, Cisco Systems
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Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a ...

Ciena Reviews

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"Great company to work"

Dec 6, 2022 - Sales Consultant


- Everyone is senior. If you are a person starting your career, you will learn a lot from the team. - Good Compensation. - Human touch with the employees.


- In non-core franchises, there are the usual challenges of not being the incumbent
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Diversity & Inclusion at Ciena

(585 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance, Belonging is they’re playing your favorite song!

Ciena transforms networks, but to be able to provide best-in-class service, we need to connect great minds together first. We believe having diverse talent with unique perspectives and sets of skills helps us to constantly challenge one another, stimulate creativity and innovation, and ultimately drive improved performance as a single team.

Our efforts are fueled by our communities to build an inclusive and happy work environment.

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Ciena Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online48%
Employee Referral16%

  1. Director, Regional Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Negative Experience
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Ciena (United States)


    recruiter from their company reached out wanting to see if I had an interest in the role. I kindly asked what the base and OTE looked like. They would not disclose this even though I politely asked them a few times I wanted to know upfront. They wanted me to fill out an online application etc. I was not interested in jumping through hoops and wasting my time if they couldn't even give me a range of pay. RED FLAG. Avoided.

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Company Updates

August 3, 2022
With Ciena’s new 5132 Router we will bring 100Gb/s service, demarcation, and coherent access to the business and wholesale environments. Learn more in the blog about the latest addition to our Routing and Switching portfolio.
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100G everywhere in the access
July 25, 2022
Responding to the demand for faster, more reliable internet and data connectivity services, Alaska Communications has teamed up with Ciena to enhance the operators’ Dedicated Ethernet Services product with Ethernet services. Check out the blog to learn more.
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Alaska Communications taps Ciena to enhance network - Optical Connections News

Ciena Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Excellence in Learning Award for Best Unique or Innovative Learning & Development Program for 'Branch Out!'HCM Excellence Award, Brandon Hall Group2021
  • Glassdoor's Employee's Choice Award - Top CEOs 2021Glassdoor2021

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

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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Ciena FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Ciena?

...Great people, pay, benefits, unlimited PTO, and WFH options....

August 9, 2021

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People Also Ask about Ciena

Employees rate Ciena 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 1,763 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Ciena, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Ciena and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 89% of employees would recommend working at Ciena to a friend. This is based on 1,576 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

67% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Ciena as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.9 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Ciena.

87% of employees think that Ciena has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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