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Ciena Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Really great place to work and thrive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people who work hard and go the extra mile. Good products and customer relationships. Flexible work arrangements abound. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Political shenanigans and hypocrisy the higher you go. But I'm not sure that's not the case everywhere. Benefits have been curtailed as of late with ho-hum bonuses even as profits improve.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk the talk. Demand more of senior managers and let the rewards trickle down a bit more. Consider hiring from within.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Easy to Get By, Need to Ask for Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - easy to slack as long as you get your tasks done every month
    - nice benefits

    Cons

    - salary (I make way less than my friends who have the same title as me at companies in the same area)
    - hard to get a promotion even if you work your butt off

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cut costs and reward the talent that is already at the company. Promote from within. People shouldn't have to leave and even come back in order to get a bump in title / salary. Full-time employees shouldn't be demoted to contractors in order to save money...

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome/Innovative Place to Work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring leadership, the employees are highly motivated and efficient. It's a pleasure to work with people who are dedicated to always improving and high productivity. Their is a spirit of collaborative that is unmatched. Work/life balance is encouraged and they are dedicated to not only improving the customer experience, but also the employee experience. Very flexible

    Cons

    Could improve in diversity of leadership


  4. "Ciena Corporation review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't praise this company enough. Everything from their onboarding to their benefits package and work/ life balance is extraordinary. Ciena has a diverse culture and we all embrace and learn from our global coworkers. The opportunity to advance within the company is very much encouraged. I am honored to be a part of the Ciena family.

    Cons

    There aren't any that I have come across.


  5. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Ciena is a wonderful place to work and call home. Professional employees who work hard for the growth of the company.

    Cons

    Ciena is continuing to develop the career paths of their employees.


  6. "Corporate review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on work-life balance, competitive pay

    Cons

    No cons at this present time.


  7. "Account Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ciena full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented people, continuous product development, true customer-first mentality

    Cons

    Very few come to mind now that old school Nortel processes have mostly been overcome

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do

  8. "Former employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    certain positions can work from home

    Cons

    rather not reveal at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep better track of employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "software developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Okay work environment. Good salary and bonus

    Cons

    Core business concentrates on areas that is not growing


  10. "Ciena is a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at Ciena. Ciena has Great People and provides Great Benefits and Flexible Working that really works for single parents.

    Cons

    For me "Traveling", only because I dont like to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate ALL levels of employees with comparable salaries.


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