Ciena

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Changing times

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD (US)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

157 Other Employee Reviews for Ciena (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Its a ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    simplify management structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Independence in terms of vacations and holidays, Good processes and technology to learn from. FOOD dominantly plays important role. Good food.

    Cons

    Growth is limited, Sudden and instant terminator from job, Salary is less Keep most of the employees on contract thus keeping us biased from EMPLOYEES in terms of facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employee satisfaction as a key strategy to get best out of a employees, as you have in a past couple of years, sustain it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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