Ciena Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have a lot of roles to play . Easy to learn

    Cons

    Hectic work and work culture is dictated by team

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    unexciting work ,mediocre people ,no onsite

    Advice to Management

    nothing in particular,in any case they are least bothered

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  5. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best facilities, good salary and flexi timing.

    Cons

    Very few on site opportunities.

  6. 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    The salary structure is a bit non favorable

  7. Best Work Place

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

    I worked at Ciena as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Environment with lovely management

    Cons

    I had not encountered any bad thing about the Company

    Advice to Management

    All is Good.

  8. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    An honest opinion

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

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Saturday morning you can be @ your native place if you are in 0-700 km radius from Delhi
    2. Enjoy weekend with wife/family/girlfriend or liquor ..no office-office in weekend
    3. Work - No Rocket Science, if you are an average performer this is the right place for you
    4. If you know how to talk well, kudos..!! believe me you are among 1% of the total employees of Ciena india !
    5. There is a big lucrative after you successfully complete the project/release. A mail of appreciation from Mgr with few spelling mistakes, couple of forwarded mail and e-APPLAUSE - worth 0 INR

    Cons

    1. If you know technology, you might never get a chance to use it.
    2. A lot of closed door zero transparency meetings ! Mind it.. doors are with zero transparency too :)
    3. You saw managers smiling ? will happen only when they are with their peers !
    4. Ciena India got a mention globally ..come on...it must be community outreach/best workplace/diwali-dhamaka or cricket

    Advice to Management

    1. Managers please start acting smart. Your dull faces create further antipathy.
    2. Please get technical sessions conducted across the teams.. let them feel it is technology industry.. not a coding only factory !
    3. Get few people in the management with strong communication skills (even if they lack on technical front) so that in the meetings across sites they can defend their employees view rather accepting/agreeing on everything.
    4. Inspire your employee with awards/recognitions, you will get 200%out of them
    5. Managers please speak in english in meetings to create professional atmosphere

  10. It has been good experience working at Ciena so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Contractor - IT Service Desk/IT Support in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Ciena as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Growth 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 Management

    Keep 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.

  11. It is full of ups and down

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

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    facilities - A very good office, though as number of employee are growing avg space of an employee is reducing. But I will rate is very high, given the fact that I have worked in 4 more companies.
    Lunch at office - It is one of the hidden reasons why people are not leaving the company :)
    Salary - Best at least among the peers in NCR
    Work - Work is average. Although on cutting edge technology but low in value chain.

    Cons

    first line managers, communication with employees. Too many senior people and no relevant work for them. This has created huge problem in organizational growth. Even for junior engineers growth has stopped. A great rift between managers and engineer. A technology company should respect its engineer more than its manager but in Ciena it is just opposite more like a manufacturing company.
    Promotions here are less celebrated because there are more controversy than general acceptance

    Advice to Management

    Take people in confidence. Explain to them current scenario rather than giving unreasonable excuses. Be transparent in your decision. Make an environment where we feel proud to work in.

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