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4.4
89% Recommend to a Friend
Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
97% Approve of CEO

Found 332 of over 2K reviews

4.4
89%
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97%
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
1,098 Ratings

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  • "Many of the managers have not been trained and do poor to fair jobs managing effectively(in 28 reviews)
  • "Layoffs due to offshore development.(in 19 reviews)
  • "No career growth(in 15 reviews)
  • "Upper management adverse to change(in 9 reviews)
  • "Currently hiring remote workers due to pandemic but once that shifts back to being present in an office, you will see firsthand the lack of diversity.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Company

    Jan 20, 2021 - Program Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be difficult.

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    Ciena Response

    Ciena

    Thank you for this very positive feedback. It's great to read what you have to say. Thanks for the support! We understand Work/life balance can be challenging and we encourage employees to take more time off to regroup and refresh.

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Engineer

    Feb 24, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Balance work and life work environement

    Cons

    Not leading edge technological products

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    All-Around Great Company

    Jan 27, 2023 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance - Collaborative work environment - Great place to start as a software engineer out of college

    Cons

    - Pay is not as competitive as other software companies but the work/life balance really makes up for it

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    Ciena Response

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Ciena! We are extremely proud of our flexible working and overall working environment. We are continuously working on ensuring individuals like you have a great work-life balance, so your feedback is greatly appreciated and taken to our leadership team. If you want to continue this conversation and help us find even more ways to do better, please send an email to cienafeedback@ciena.com.

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Employee friendly

    Jan 13, 2021 - SVT/PV Engineer IB in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life balance and wellness reimbursement

    Cons

    Probably not able to find anything

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    Sep 26, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working with hybrid model and a good work life balance

    Cons

    Communication between upper-management and staff is lacking

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Software Engineer

    Oct 31, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I love working here nice work life balance and expectations.

    Cons

    Company doesn't do super fancy development like Andriod apps or what not, we work on things that make money but are a little more boring then leading edge development projects.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work with

    Apr 4, 2020 - Embedded Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working with Ciena

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    Ciena Response

    Ciena

    Thank you for this very positive feedback. It's great to read what you have to say. Thanks for the support!

  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Ciena Limited

    Nov 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A terrific group of people to work with and company offer an excellent work / life balance compared to many other organisations

    Cons

    Complex organisational structure with too many managerial roles

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Sales Engineer

    Dec 11, 2021 - Specilalist in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance and more attention is given to employee needs

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company to Start career

    Feb 19, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    very good work life balance and all

    Cons

    worst architecture and lack of personal growth

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