Ciena Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "Implements good work-life balance(in 163 reviews)

  • "Good work environment flexible working environment(in 78 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can be difficult(in 30 reviews)

  • "Growth is primarily in India so career growth is very limited in NA(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work life balance

      Aug 10, 2021 - Embedded Software Engineer in Kanata, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ciena provides a good work life balance, flex PTOs and training, beautiful office building and free coffee, etc. No agile develop meetings every morning, which allow individuals to be self-managed.

      Cons

      salary is not very attractive, z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thank you for sharing. I am glad, you are enjoying some of the perks Ciena has to offer! We are always looking into market research and data to ensure we are aligned to industry standards. Feel free to talk to us more @cienafeedback@ciena.com

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Oct 3, 2021 - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging projects. Fast paced environment. Flexible Paid time off and other similar benefits.

      Cons

      Horrible Project management with no empathy shown to employees. Expected to work extended hours almost all the time. Higher attrition seen in recent time from ottawa office, especially in 6500 product.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great balance

      Sep 30, 2021 - Embedded Software Engineer II in Kanata, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and raises are consistent. Lots of smart people to learn from.

      Cons

      Benefits are not that great

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work

      Aug 31, 2021 - Director of Engineering in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, really try to care about people.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, Ciena is in an industry that doesn't have a lot of growth and experiences a lot of downwards cost pressures.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company to work for

      Aug 8, 2021 - Senior Hardware Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Equal oppurtunities for every gender. Great work / life balance Team environment is welcoming and allows people to improve eachother. Fair pay in market standards.

      Cons

      They give good oppurtunities to all employees. No down sides.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work Life balance

      Aug 23, 2021 - ASIC Design Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay , lot of scope for career growth

      Cons

      For now I don't see any to mention

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thanks for posting - we are appreciative of all feedback.

    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Aug 6, 2021 - Software Engineer in Vaughan, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a good company. Keep balance of work and life. Welcome to this great company and enjoy working here. You will be very happy.

      Cons

      Low salary, busy work and high pressure makes me motivated but a bit unhappy. Hope the managers can improve this.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      good people

      Jul 26, 2021 - Analyst in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      people you meet are nice and fun to be around

      Cons

      politics everyone is playing it.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Ciena-Engfineering

      Jul 24, 2021 - DVT Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      positve enviroment, friendly, good management

      Cons

      promotion is rare, slary is low

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work life balance

      Jul 29, 2021 - SVT/PV Engineer III in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to start and end your career. Good Technology

      Cons

      Ciena never spends a penny on anything. Very conservative. you will be surprised to see your annual compensation. Would be the lowest of all the other firms

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thanks for the feedback! We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our employees. So, we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss this further with you. You can reach out to us on Cienafeedback@ciena.com to discuss further.

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