Ciena Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
138 Reviews
3.4
138 Reviews
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
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80 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work, Ample opportunities and very good culture, Free Cab and Free Food

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good package and hike,Work life balance,Awesome food,One of best and highly paid company in Delhi NCR.
    Very good in hand salary, Very Co-operative seniors
    One of best company I have worked so far

    Cons

    You wont get that much which keeps you busy for whole day :-p

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work in transport technologies

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

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

    Pros

    Good tax benefits scheme like car rental, fuel reimbursements,driver salary, medical reimbursements

    Cons

    No much onsites opportunities here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short term onsite visits gets good co operations with global teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Software developer(Engineer)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool culture, Great people, Gym, Table Tennis and Snooker. Good work depends on which team you are in and what are your preferences. You can get work in Java or C++ or networking.

    Cons

    The appraisal structure, I guess, is the biggest con. I guess, because the two years I was there, only a few elite got any appraisal. Rest of us had to be satisfied with so meager a bonus that it was all spent on a single treat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evident from the cons.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Review

    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    Good work, great people. Flexibility, good technology, good work and life balance, communication and compensation for NCR. Recommend this place to work for.

    Cons

    Career planning,

    Not sure what more to say but have to match the requirement of 20 words minimum so hence this spurious statement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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.  

    Best Work Place

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

    I worked at Ciena as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Environment with lovely management

    Cons

    I had not encountered any bad thing about the Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is Good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work with. Don't forget to negotiate well before joining. Usually it's nof yers X 2/2.5

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 2B in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good compnay, good work. good compensation, good environment, excellent facility, good life balaance.

    Cons

    If you fail negotaite well then you will feel bad for the entire tenure, if you are a process oriented guy then this might not be the company for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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