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Ciena Overview

Hanover, MD (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1992
Company - Public (CIEN)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

Nokia, Infinera, Cisco Systems


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#5)

Ciena Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Good management and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Remote working infrastructure and software are not so flexible if you are using Linux

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Ciena Photos

Ciena photo of: Testimonials from our students!
Ciena photo of: Breaking ground on our new Ottawa office
Ciena photo of: Voluntary Blood Donors from Gurgaon, India Team on Nov 19, 2019 #110unitsofblood
Ciena photo of: This year again, as one of top 100 companies to work for by GPTW #77
Ciena photo of: Practising Yoga on #InternationalYogaDay2019 #InternationalYogaDay
Ciena photo of: Voluntary Blood Donors from Gurgaon, India Team on Nov 19, 2019 #110unitsofblood
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Ciena Interviews

Experience

Experience
65%
13%
22%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
46%
17%
16%
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    UX Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ciena (Ottawa, ON) in July 2020.

    Interview

    Contacted by hr with a phone screen and then interviewed with a senior engineer in two weeks. The second one was a bit unpleasant - the interviewer didn't give any feedback on my answers except "OK". The whole process was more like a survey, no conversation. Answers to my questions are vague. The interviewer seemed unprepared and didn't even check the materials I sent through hr.

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Company Updates

  • http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFeC

    Ciena's Gary Smith named a top CEO by Glassdoor - Ciena

    Ciena's CEO of almost 20 years has been honored by one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites in this annual award with a 97% approval rating. Ciena's longstanding President and CEO, Gary Smith, has been named a Top CEO in Canada by Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, in its annual award highlighting the Top CEOs in several countries throughout North America and Europe.

  • Really proud of the launch with Tree-nation (a global company committed to reforestation) at Ciena. 6860 of our folks have helped plant the Ciena Forest and everyone who joins will be able to plant a tree as well. #cienalife #treenation #environment #planetearth #ciena #cienaforest #sustainabilty

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Ciena Awards & Accolades

  • India's 100 Best Place to Work For, Great Place to Work Institute, 2018
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work® (GPTW), 2019
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