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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.

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was empowered to start a process.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 employee skills could have been better, but tremendous amount of work so was not seen as a priority.

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    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.

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