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Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Sales Director in Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Technology innovation; leader in Optical transport

Cons

Too many ex Nortel personnel in middle management roles, stifling innovation
Terrible HR personnel and unprofessional practices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sack Business Ops bean counters who are basically clueless and add no value .

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Ciena

  1.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ciena is a good place to work with an open culture, Good colleagues and is a technology leader in Optical industry. Ciena has been doing OK in a competitive industry. Ciena is fair in its policies and compensation/benefits are comparable to industry.

    Cons

    Ciena's line of business has good amount of competition and low margins. This limits the bonuses etc. Not too many companies in the same technology domain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk/IT Support  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Independence in terms of vacations and holidays, Good processes and technology to learn from. FOOD dominantly plays important role. Good food.

    Cons

    Growth is limited, Sudden and instant terminator from job, Salary is less Keep most of the employees on contract thus keeping us biased from EMPLOYEES in terms of facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employee satisfaction as a key strategy to get best out of a employees, as you have in a past couple of years, sustain it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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