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Ciena Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
151 Reviews
3.3
151 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows employees to have a great work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and good work environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth plan for employees (in 6 reviews)

  • The upper management does not know what they are doing (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Employee friendly, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work with. Work life balance. Career growth.

    Cons

    There are always some cons if you talk about the pros. We may negate the cons overs the pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It has been really good working for Ciena. There is complete work life balance and the paywise it is good in medium tier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, Work life balance, decent pay among medium pay company. Managers are good.Good medical benefit and many employee benefits. WFH facility is available but it's in limited addition. Celebrations and Parties are there in every quarter. Deewali and Holi celebrations are awesome.
    Good working environment.

    Cons

    There are limited scope of learning and technology wise it's very limited. No onsite opportunity or very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be award for some exceptional performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work, technically challenging
    Leader in Optical Switches

    Cons

    Processes are not much in place, so you will have to motivate yourself

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 1b in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 1b in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, good learning

    Cons

    some times no work. but good for learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 1b in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 1b in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, awesome facilities, very good hike they give when join them.

    Cons

    Bad appraisal systems, some teams have more politics due to people who are staying for long time in company but will start saying bad about company as they afraid of losing there jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create good culture. Do not promote politics.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,compensation,work/life balance and growth

    Cons

    need to innovate and be open to new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broaden horizons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome place to work.. Lots of HR activities to keep you busy..Free Food amazing infrastructure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer P&T in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer P&T in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place, lovely people..Very Active HR, free food, Gym.. Billiards, TT..

    Cons

    No stock options, not much work from home options..some dead weights sitting as everywhere..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.. bring ESPP, RSUs for India employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with good exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Mumbai

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have a lot of roles to play . Easy to learn

    Cons

    Hectic work and work culture is dictated by team

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    nothing exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay
    free food
    free cab
    lots of insurance goodies
    work life balance

    Cons

    unexciting work ,mediocre people ,no onsite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing in particular,in any case they are least bothered

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been good working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Module Lead in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Module Lead in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best facilities, good salary and flexi timing.

    Cons

    Very few on site opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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