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"Ciena is a great place to grow as an engineer."

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Linthicum, MD
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The exposure to new technology in telecom and fiber optics is unmatched. The engineers are brilliant and very good at teaching younger engineers about the tricks of the trade. There is a great sense of cameraderie and people will go out of their way to help out others.

Cons

There is an awful lot of red tape. Engineers are constantly hampered by paperwork requirements, which obviously results in less time designing and testing. There is a sort of struggle between departments, even when working towards the same goals. For example, there is a constant struggle between software and hardware engineers to accomplish their respective goals if toes are getting stepped on.

Advice to Management

Let engineers spend more time in the lab and designing new products, rather than constantly doing status updates.

Other Employee Reviews for Ciena

  1. "Senior Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent technology. Located in the Greater Baltimore-Washington area near BWI Airport. Global Company with decent name recognition. Treats people fairly from a compensation and benefits perspective.

    Cons

    Technology limited to a specific strength in optical networking. Limited upward mobility if you are in sales or sales engineering. Very conservative slow moving company. (the anti-google)

    Advice to Management

    Make acquisitions that will increase product portfolio. Keep to timelines on product development so as not to fall behind.


  2. "Best Company I've worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ciena has a great corporate culture based on four key core values. These values promote customer focus, integrity, innovation, and agility and create a working environment where people across different functional groups truly and effectively work together as teams for the best outcomes. The senior leadership is hands-on and has a deep knowledge of customers, market, and technology. They regularly take the time to clearly articulate the opportunities, challenges, and our strategy. Ciena offers a very flexible work environment where micro-management is totally non-existent.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons

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