Ciena

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lots to catch up to be world class in Optical business

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Linthicum, MD (US)

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

Other reviews for Ciena

  1.  

    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)

    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
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was empowered to start a process.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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