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Ciena Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 128 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith

Gary B. Smith

(75 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work

    Software Engineer 1b (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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