Ciena

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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
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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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be a lot more fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Linthicum, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Pros

    work life balance
    work from home
    company allows for good accomodation for travelers
    decent pay

    Cons

    massive changes due to aquisition
    market forces not necessarily in favor of the company
    lot of compitition
    no longer have the big cash cusion that sustained the company through rough times
    bonus payouts are spotty at best
    raises have been slim in last 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the changes necessary to processes to get them working more efficiently

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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