Ciena Reviews

Updated 9 February, 2016
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  1. "Look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good initial pay, yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Too many managers. No focus on future growth. Micromanage everything.


  2. "Great Organization!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ciena is leading the game within the optical networking industry, and they take care of their employees as such. Smart, talented coworkers with vast industry experience. Solid benefits and pay.

    Cons

    No cons to report as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out younger talent and help them understand the benefits of working for a solid manufacturer of widely used telecom solutions, as compared to working at a "tech start-up", which is very popular with the under-40 crowd.


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ciena (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Updated Technology, Training and informative

    Cons

    Very aggressive environment, Difficult problem resolution

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to advance if not tenacious


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  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced coworkers, inspiring leader, the workplace is great, working flexibility, encouragement to study.

    Cons

    Career path not so well explained, exchange of workers from different countries, lack of communication between sectors.


  6. "Ciena"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Operations Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Operations Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits; Good work environment; It encourages the employee to grow in their professional careers.

    Cons

    I don't see downsides of working at Ciena. It is a good company to work.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints, my manager has a lot of experience and she is very strategic, always worried about my well being.


  7. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ciena is the Optical Network Solutions Lider Worldwide. A great company to work for with good salary and benefits package. Management as well as the technical teams are great usually holding impressive seniority and expertise, Ciena has challenging and interesting products/technologies, opportunities for career development, work environment, work/life balance and flexibility is acceptable. I've always said they made me feel part of the team since the hiring process.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to declare.


  8. "Great Company!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, working environment, high skilled employees, opportunities for career development, good processes

    Cons

    401k match. No more cons


  9. "The BEST Telecom company to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Sales Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ciena is the most disruptive and visionary company in the Telecom industry, and having the opportunity to drive the changes in technology is just priceless. Working with telecom is not an easy task, but all the employees are excellent team workers and there is not a single challenge that you have to face alone. You can always count on their knowledge and experiences to help you achieve yours and your team's goals.

    Cons

    Some skills can only be aquired through time, and there is no easy way of learning it. Because of that, the company doesn't have many employees, from ages 18 to 30. As a consequence of that, you have a clash of generations and not much to talk about besides work related matters - even when outside of the workplace.


  10. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Ciena is an industry leader and known as the best in class for optical solutions. The company has been investing on new technologies and product lines.

    Cons

    Huge competitors and a mid size footprint

    Advice to Management

    Detect proper partners for a broader market penetration


  11. "Associate Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great health care benefits; Dental Coverage; Education/Tuition reimbursements; Wellness reimbursements; Retirement Plan;

    Cons

    Poor working infra-structure at Rio de Janeiro; Laptops could have been better chosen; Low food-ticket bonus;

    Advice to Management

    Ciena needs to look with betters eyes some special dates of the year like Christmas or birthdays, and gift its employees as everyone like to be remembered.



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