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Ciena Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
167 Reviews
3.1
167 Reviews
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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows employees to have a great work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and good work environment (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth plan for employees (in 6 reviews)

  • The upper management does not know what they are doing (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    create good culture. Do not promote politics.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits,compensation,work/life balance and growth

    Cons

    need to innovate and be open to new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broaden horizons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

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

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disgusting Company

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

    I worked at Ciena full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros, only Cons if u want to make your career hell ,go to Ciena.

    Cons

    hardcore internal politics, not employees only politicians work their
    Every manager is a politician , very poor work culture, HR team sucks big time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some People development , learn some humanity .

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Good Salary

    Cons

    Quality of work not good for freshers, low appraisal

  7.  

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

    • 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 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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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