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Ciena Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 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)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows employees to have a great work-life balance(in 18 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 2012 for "Seniors"

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros1. Casual Work Environment
    2. No need to inform your supervisor for Leaves, just take and then say "unplanned leave"
    3. Full of extra curricular activities, nothing technical.
    4. Informed (not Mock) Fire Drill every 6 months
    5. Annual Party thrown at Five Star Hotel
    6. Developes everything in software viz. DSP, drivers, embedded applications, user interface in india center only, but you won't get everything to learn because you will be tied up with just one module for years, after all they want to develop expertise for themselves.
    7. Very Good in hand salary

    Cons1. No career growth
    2. Either No or very high work pressure
    3. Every hour verbal reporting, email reporting is additional
    4. Management hardly knows people managment, just puppets of their foreign counterpart.
    5. No defined criteria for promotions, may get based on your criticality
    6. Reward program is extremely poor, basically management does not know when to reward an employee, for them it is always expected performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo some full time management course

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the good places to work in Delhi NCR region (but not the great)

    Lead Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros1. Good Work culture
    2. Decent facilities.

    Cons1. No career growth plan for employees.
    2. Discrimination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should be more empathy and affinity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for people who have some experience in telecom industry....Certainly not good for freshers or people from other in.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsFacilities provided by the company to an individual employee are good
    Infrastructure is also good.

    ConsLot of legacy code..
    Challenging work is given to some specific people only.Others have just side work.
    Documentation is not encouraged for their products and code as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCiena need more transparency in every management decision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Ciena is a good company to work with as the working environment as well as people are good here.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsPerfect balance between professional life and personal life.

    ConsKind of work is not too challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice work place, good infrastructure with lot of benefits and facilities beside fair salaries.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsGood work life balance. Tightly knitted team so person is familiar with most of the people around him. Good recreation and health center within the company premises.

    ConsLesser growth opportunities. And sometimes work gets very boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Waste of time

    Module Lead (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsGood work-life balance (can maintain 9-5 job)
    Good benefits
    Free food
    Good infrastructure
    Good for people coming at Manager or above level - life is easy and money is good

    Cons- No technical knowledge gain
    - No good work - most done in US
    - Some people are favored - they get promotions and hikes
    - HR is useless
    - Management is pathetic
    - Roles are not defined

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good exp. Cool work..good salary..good culture

    Lead Engineer (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsCool work good salary good culture.

    ConsA bit of over work

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    network company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnetwork company surviving after Nortel

    ConsVery limited benefit in the market

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    Industry Leader

    Tech Support (Current Employee) Hanover, MD (US)

    ProsGood people, good benefits. Chances to learn new technologies

    ConsCareer direction seems to be an after thought

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

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