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Found 236 of over 2K reviews
4.2
89% Recommend to a Friend
Best Places to Work 2022
Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
93% Approve of CEO
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Found 976 of over 2K reviews

4.2
89%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
156 Ratings
Pros
  • "Management provide good work/life balance(in 226 reviews)

  • "Work from Home Culture and Work Life Balance(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be scarce(in 42 reviews)

  • "Little to nonexistent career development(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall excited to be associated with Ciena

      Nov. 18, 2022 - Software Engineer 3 in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      - Good work culture - Good work life Balance - Top rated technologies - Supportive Management

      Cons

      - Nothing at this Moment.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Nov. 6, 2022 - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life balance here

      Cons

      Can’t think of any now

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Company

      Oct. 31, 2022 - Senior Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great culture, and awesome people to work with.

      Cons

      Salary ranges could be improved

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great workplace. Friendly work environment.

      Oct. 23, 2022 - Mechanical Designer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - friendly environment - engaging work - helpful team - strong company culture

      Cons

      - no cons to really share

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Overall

      Oct. 27, 2022 - Hardware Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good compensation Flex PTO Great CEO and Corporate Culture Cutting edge technology

      Cons

      Hardware team is very nebulous and resistant to change Very little collaboration between engineers/projects/teams

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Oct. 8, 2022 - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      * opportunity * schedule flexibility * work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing comes to mind honestly.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent Company

      Sep. 24, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent company to work with. Lot of learning opportunities here. People are extra ordinary helpful.

      Cons

      Nothing that I can say

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work

      Sep. 22, 2022 - Software Engineer IV in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work on the latest technologies with great teams.

      Cons

      Too much work at a fast pace.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work culture!

      Sep. 3, 2022 - User Experience Designer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Flexible hours, nice benefits & generous PTOs! 2. There is a room to grow. 3. Interesting projects.

      Cons

      Sometimes, changing of short / mid-term plans or strategies could be confusing.

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      Ciena Response

      Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for sharing your experience at Ciena! We are extremely proud of our flexible working and overall working environment. We are continuously working on ensuring individuals like you have a great experience, so your feedback is greatly appreciated and taken to our leadership team. If you want to continue this conversation and help us find even more ways to do better, please send an email to cienafeedback@ciena.com.

    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing Company

      Aug. 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance Friendly environment Amazing corporate culture

      Cons

      Nothing major to complain about the company.

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      Ciena Response

      Recruitment Marketing Specialist

      Thank you for this positive feedback. It's great to read what you have to say. If you want to add anything else please contact us at cienafeedback@ciena.com.

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    Ciena has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,760 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Ciena to a friend and 86% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Ciena employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Ciena. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    89% of Ciena employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ciena 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.4 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

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