Ciena

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Pleasant, Exciting and Challenging. Several ups and downs in the company health but came out of it every time.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager

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

Pros

Will only say about IT department based on my experience. Healthy and professional environment. Satisfactory compensation packages for most employees. Organization pays attention to professional development and education. Company tries to take care of its staff, makes an effort to keep people reasonably happy.

Cons

Professional growth is limited after a certain level due to the company size and due to fact that turn over is low, a good thing generally, but not good for employee growth. Many management positions remain occupied by staff who is there for years and since company size does not grow too much, new management position don't become open easily. Also hiring processes are very slow and the organization spends too much time on hiring on open position. Result is that good management position don't become available and other technical positions are not filled fast enough. Chronic shortage of staff because of slow hiring that forces to work harder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve hiring processes.
Fill in open positions faster.
Setup CIO office under the CEO, not under CFO

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

151 Other Employee Reviews for Ciena (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    its good and bad, but not getting any better

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer GTS in Linthicum, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer GTS in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Ciena can do attitude, just get the job done. Good benefits and pay. Good people and a commitment to training and learning

    Cons

    Bureaucracy introduced since the Nortel deal is breathtaking- no wonder Nortel went bust !
    Middle management are mostly Nortel and its hard to workout who took over who.
    A huge change in the way customers are supported - an arrogant like it or lump it approach.
    Metrics a big focus, but CSAT & ESAT pretty much ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the Bureaucracy before we all go the same way Nortel did. Cant you see adopting the working processes of a failed company is a mistake.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lead software developer in ciena

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Planning is not theremneed more employee comeunication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is base don events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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