Ciena
3.3 of 5 118 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Flexible, fulfilling, but still acts like a start-up which is sometimes not a good thing.

Director (Current Employee)
Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena

ProsFlexible, good salary, ok benefits, nice offices in Linthicum MD,

ConsLack of processes/systems cause many manual and therefore time-consuming, error-prone activities. Lots of non-value add work due to lack of investment in infrastructure/processes. Lack of financial analysis. Accounting refuses to provide financial analysis to management.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in IT/infrastructure and FP&A. Mandate policies. Man-up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MEN division still has Nortel culture hangover

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ciena


Pros: flexibility for family somewhat interesting work Cons: (specific to MEN division) 'Nortel' culture and old boy system still exists. little opportunity for… Advice to Senior Management: Create professional advancement opportunities To be fair they have tried… More

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I was empowered to start a process.

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I worked at Ciena


Pros: Pay scale was very good. Cons: Short staff so lots of work, not always enough people to handle the work. Training and building… More

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