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Updated Jan 15, 2022

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4.3
91%
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
808 Ratings
Pros
  • "Management provide good work/life balance(in 226 reviews)

  • "Amazing cafeteria and work environment as well as friendly people(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be scarce(in 42 reviews)

  • "Little to nonexistent career development(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People focused stable company with long history

      Cons

      Large number of employees with long service time makes advancement difficult

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company and family to work for

      Jan 5, 2022 - Lead Director, Salesforce Development in Sonoma, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open dialogue, collaborative and why not attitude, team work and family feeling

      Cons

      Struggle with up to date compensation

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company to learn

      Jan 4, 2022 - RF Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Provides great opportunities to learn .

      Cons

      I did not find any though

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Jan 15, 2022 - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good for working with family

      Cons

      some time a little bit pressure.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Not a long term carrer focussed company.

      Jan 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      In technical/dev roles you get to work with some really dedicated and talented people. Corporate Legal was the most ethical/professional legal team I've encountered in my professional career.

      Cons

      HR was demonstrably against internal promotions to the point of being vindictive. The talent that stayed were clearly not staying for the pay. I worked with a number of people that quit and re-applied to get a position with a competitive salary. I left when when literally every offer was a substantial pay raise.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work.

      Dec 1, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work and enjoyable culture.

      Cons

      Nothing to say about this.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Designed 10g, 2.5g, and OCN circuits within domestic network

      Dec 10, 2021 - Network Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility to work remote as well as in office.

      Cons

      No info to provide at this time

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company, but risk of job loss

      Dec 10, 2021 - Senior Manager Supply Chain in Hanover, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ciena was a very good place to work. Great benefits and a very good work environment.

      Cons

      Overall approach of moving jobs from the US and Canada to India and Mexico makes job security a constant issue.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Nov 21, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - interesting technology - successful business - invests in and supports their people - non-ageist culture (older workers welcome) - good benefits - community oriented, including encouraging and supporting volunteering and charitable contribution match of up to $5K USD/year

      Cons

      - doesn't pay as much as FAANG

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      hardware engineer

      Dec 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance. nice team

      Cons

      compensation below par. no stock options

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