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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

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    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I worked at Ciena

    Pros

    people are great to work with. very professional

    Cons

    Little career development or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focused on company growth

    Approves of CEO
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    MEN division still has Nortel culture hangover

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in 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 advancement in career. Too many old Nortel hands hanging on.
    Outdated views of development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create professional advancement opportunities To be fair they have tried via some internal certifications and courses.

    Approves of CEO
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