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Software Engineer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON

ProsGreat life work balance.
Long term commitment.
Friendly helpful colleagues.
The sector is stably going up in general in the next few years, so the work stablility is good.
Personal workload depends on the team you work for and the importance of your role.

Consproject lifecycle is usually 1 year per major release.
The working environemnt is not very aggressive, so if seeking good resume in short time, this is not the place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK, not great

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Ciena full-time


    Pros: - Good people, helpful and smart - Interesting work - Decent gym (free), good coffee, and very… Cons: - RRSP matching plan is sub-standard compared to others in Ottawa - Management constantly over-commits to customers, then expects the rank and file to… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people or set more realistic deadlines. More
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    Good place to start your career with. Very closed culture especially from the Former Nortel employees. Avoid Montreal

    Engineering (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    I worked at Ciena


    Pros: Local Gym Good location if you are in Ville Saint Laurent Good startup for engineers… Cons: Senior Management inherited from the Nortel Era in Montreal. Very dysfunctional at the level of cross organizational activities. Very short-sighted middle managers and no long… Advice to Senior Management: To Gary Smith, the time has come to shuffle the middle and senior managers and directors of Montreal office. This is the only way… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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