Ciena Reviews

Updated 10 July 2014
Updated 10 July 2014
133 Reviews

3.4
133 Reviews
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
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76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows employees to have a great work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and good work environment (in 12 reviews)


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

  • The upper management does not know what they are doing (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6. 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 for 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
  7. 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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best facilities, good salary and flexi timing.

    Cons

    Very few on site opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Nice place to work at

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

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    The salary structure is a bit non favorable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

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

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Independence in terms of vacations and holidays, Good processes and technology to learn from. FOOD dominantly plays important role. Good food.

    Cons

    Growth is limited, Sudden and instant terminator from job, Salary is less Keep most of the employees on contract thus keeping us biased from EMPLOYEES in terms of facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employee satisfaction as a key strategy to get best out of a employees, as you have in a past couple of years, sustain it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineer @Ciena

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

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    No overwrite.
    Good for girls as they are not allowed to stay beyond 7:30

    Cons

    limited domain work.
    Focus on Ethernet only .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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