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Helpful (5)

"Changing times"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Technology innovation; leader in Optical transport

Cons

Too many ex Nortel personnel in middle management roles, stifling innovation
Terrible HR personnel and unprofessional practices

Advice to Management

Sack Business Ops bean counters who are basically clueless and add no value .

Other Employee Reviews for Ciena

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Its a ok place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule and good working environment
    Good work and life balance, ok compensation and benefits
    There are some intelligent people

    Cons

    Management is the problem, too many layers of middle management
    not much career opportunities, sometimes unreasonable project schedules

    Advice to Management

    simplify management structure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not Much Growth Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and mediocre pay for entry level engineers.
    Free water and restrooms are nice.
    Most people are friendly.
    Interesting to learn various telecom technology.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity.
    There are barely raises and bonuses are nearly none existent.
    Promotions don't seem to come and a good amount of incompetency in the company.

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