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Updated Dec 4, 2021

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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
885 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
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Awesome Experience

      Jul 21, 2021 - Data Analyst Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The work-life balance is good, ample exposure, Learning Environment, Teamwork, Ownership

      Cons

      I could not find it during my term.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      hardware engineer

      Dec 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good work life balance. nice team

      Cons

      compensation below par. no stock options

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good management and company makes an effort to provide work-life balance

      Sep 8, 2021 - Assistant General Counsel in Miami, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work Life Balance Market compensation Focused and professional management

      Cons

      Low number of growth opportunities

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    4. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      May 15, 2021 - Talent Acquisition in Hanover, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance and flexibility is great

      Cons

      Hiring a ton of contractors and not FT hires

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company!

      Mar 31, 2021 - Human Resources 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      forward thinking, progressive, cares about employees

      Cons

      resources stretched thin, overworked, work-life balance

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Mar 9, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Brazil, KY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      very diverse and accommodating. Room for growth

      Cons

      Work life balance can be scarce

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thanks for posting - we are appreciative of all feedback. If you'd like to continue the conversation please get in touch at cienafeedback@ciena.com.

    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work at.

      Jan 7, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance is great.

      Cons

      Nothing that I can think of.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Mar 18, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good responsibilities to individuals. Good work life balance. Flexible PTOs.

      Cons

      Very less employee benefits. Slow career growth.

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 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.

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company to work for

      Apr 28, 2020 - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance. Good work culture.

      Cons

      Average pay. Not so good RSUs. Can't seem to attract good talent. Some good middle level managers and quite a few not so good.

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experiences with us at Ciena. Although you had positive experiences we like to also acknowledge the Cons as well. We take each and every review seriously and are committed to providing our employees with a fantastic workplace and your feedback will help make this possible. Please feel free to contact us further at cienafeedback@ciena.com .

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