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"Not what it once was"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The people....technology....great benefits....ability to accomplish amazing tasks when everyone works as a team....nice facilities....and again the people, some really great people work at Ciena.

Cons

this new upper management team seems to have zero direction, major decisions take forever to be made these days, salaries very much out of whack as some areas pay very well and others have not had raises in years. some areas overworked while constantly having to justify their job. outsourcing effecting quality of product.

Advice to Management

Don't fix it if it works....stand behind what you preach.....stop lying.....outsourcing is not the answer, just because it looks good on a spreadsheet doesn't mean it is best for ciena nor does it mean it will work....get the company going in the same direction, it still acts as two not as one.

Other Employee Reviews for Ciena

  1. "Very position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -. Ethernet Technology
    -. Converge Ethernet and Optical into single platform
    -.

    Cons

    -. Reduce management to employee ratio


  2. "management allows for flexible time and paid time off counts up to 6 weeks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    no career growth opportunities. the company is quite old after acquiring Nortel

    Advice to Management

    let people grow in the company layer 3 is too crowded very few can go to level 4 and the promotion criteria is not transparent

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