Ciena Reviews

Updated 20 April 2015
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  1. Overall Good Experience so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great infrastructure (cab service), facilities, recreation facilities.
    Outdoor indoor / activities are great.
    Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Technical growth is self dependent. One needs to go out of job requirements for the same.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Nice place maintaining smooth work life balance but lacks challenging environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Food and Cab facility
    Healthy work environment
    Nice people, nice culture

    Cons

    Not much motivation in the team.
    Lacks in enhancing personal knowledge and growth

  3. Employee friendly, good company

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    None

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  5. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    There should be award for some exceptional performance.

  6. Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good Work, technically challenging
    Leader in Optical Switches

    Cons

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

  7. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, good learning

    Cons

    some times no work. but good for learning

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    create good culture. Do not promote politics.

  9. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits,compensation,work/life balance and growth

    Cons

    need to innovate and be open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    broaden horizons

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

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have a lot of roles to play . Easy to learn

    Cons

    Hectic work and work culture is dictated by team

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