Ciena Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2022

To filter reviews, or .

Found 840 of over 1,459 reviews

4.2
89%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
Approve of CEO
Pros
  • "Management provide good work/life balance(in 226 reviews)

  • "Amazing cafeteria and work environment as well as friendly people(in 102 reviews)

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

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

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great benefits

      Jan 23, 2022 - Software Engineer New Grad in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Everything is great so far I just join Recently

      Cons

      Nothing bad so far I just started

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      -

      Jan 14, 2022 - Software Development Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits and culture diversity.

      Cons

      career development can be handled better.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice overall experience for first job in the industry

      Jan 6, 2022 - Engineering Co-Op in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work culture, very friendly and everyone's willing to teach you.

      Cons

      I was part of a small team.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Average company

      Jan 5, 2022 - Hardware Engineer in Kanata, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work flexible Able to learn high end technolgy

      Cons

      Very busy Very low salary increment

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      ASIC Engineer 2

      Dec 14, 2021 - ASIC Engineer in Kanata, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Good Work Culture 2. Supporting Manager and Mentor 3. Don't rush the employees, gives them proper training 4. Option to take up some classes to gather industry level technical knowledge

      Cons

      Not an easy straightforward technical aspects, takes some quality of time to understand the project particularly if you don't fall into same technology.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall great experience so far.

      Dec 26, 2021 - Junior Software Test Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Positive and welcoming environment from colleagues and management. Given time to learn and get up to speed. Good opportunities to move up or gain new experience.

      Cons

      'unlimited' vacation, which can be at manager's discretion. Compensation not what it could be. There can be unpaid overtime expectations.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 6, 2021 - Hardware Engineer II in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very experienced team members and managers, with a very cooperative team spirit. Great training and support for professional growth. Good work-life balance with no pressure to work overtime. Flexible paid time off. Great tools and workflows

      Cons

      I joined three months ago so haven't found any yet. I haven't received any RSUs when joining nor since then

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Professional

      Dec 14, 2021 - Junior Java Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Administration is very friendly and professional

      Cons

      no remote opportunity for this specific position

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Descent company.

      Dec 13, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, the upper management seems to know what they are doing.

      Cons

      Standard high tech company in telecommunications.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Workplace

      Nov 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing company to work at. You get to learn a lot of new things. Management is transparent and super friendly.

      Cons

      None that I know of

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 840 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Ciena Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Ciena? Share Your Experiences

    Ciena logo
    or