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lots to catch up to be world class in Optical business

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Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena

Pros

learning opportunities are available; good place to work closely with teams from different functions;global presence; focus on customers and relationships

Cons

poor systems; weak in integration; feels like you are always playing catch up to meet deadlines or quarterly revenue targets;no salary increases.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in tools for engineering teams;motivate personnel with annual salary increase;reduce number of layers and senior executives with meaningless titles

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Ciena

  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT/infrastructure and FP&A. Mandate policies. Man-up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice work place, good infrastructure with lot of benefits and facilities beside fair salaries.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Tightly knitted team so person is familiar with most of the people around him. Good recreation and health center within the company premises.

    Cons

    Lesser growth opportunities. And sometimes work gets very boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
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