Ciena
3.4 of 5 117 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ciena Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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3.4 117 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

(68 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Software Engineer 1b (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsGood work culture, good learning

Conssome times no work. but good for learning

Advice to Senior Managementnothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Software Engineer 1b (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Ciena full-time for more than a year

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

ConsBad 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 Senior Managementcreate good culture. Do not promote politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsGood benefits,compensation,work/life balance and growth

Consneed to innovate and be open to new ideas

Advice to Senior Managementbroaden horizons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Lead Engineer P&T (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

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

ConsNo stock options, not much work from home options..some dead weights sitting as everywhere..

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work.. bring ESPP, RSUs for India employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company with good exposure

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsHave a lot of roles to play . Easy to learn

ConsHectic work and work culture is dictated by team

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nothing exciting

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

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

Consunexciting work ,mediocre people ,no onsite

Advice to Senior Managementnothing in particular,in any case they are least bothered

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been good working here.

Module Lead (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsBest facilities, good salary and flexi timing.

ConsVery few on site opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsWork life balance is great

ConsThe salary structure is a bit non favorable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

IT Service Desk/IT Support (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

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

ConsGrowth 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

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

Conslimited domain work.
Focus on Ethernet only .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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