Ciena
3.3 of 5 118 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Not Much Growth Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I have been working at Ciena

ProsGood benefits and mediocre pay for entry level engineers.
Free water and restrooms are nice.
Most people are friendly.
Interesting to learn various telecom technology.

ConsNot much growth opportunity.
There are barely raises and bonuses are nearly none existent.
Promotions don't seem to come and a good amount of incompetency in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sub-par Management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Linthicum, MD (US)

I worked at Ciena


Pros: - Good salary and benefits - Good opportunites - Decent time off policies -… Cons: - Terrible top management. Same senior management and Board of Directors for at least 10 years. Golden parachutes (for what?) are abundant. That is the… Advice to Senior Management: Get some folks (and not the cronies that started with the original Ciena organization) in there and run it as "real company". CEO Gary Smith's… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Terrible, this is a company without strategy and analytic thinking

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Ciena


Pros: Technical leadership in the industry Benefit Cons: Crazy leadership style Always changing organization and marketing strategy Politics in office No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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