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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

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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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    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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