Ciena Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work 2012 for "Seniors"

    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. 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

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

    Do some full time management course

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

    • 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

    1. Good Work culture
    2. Decent facilities.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    The management should be more empathy and affinity.

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

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lot 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 Management

    Ciena need more transparency in every management decision.

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  5. Software Engineer @Ciena

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    No overwrite.
    Good for girls as they are not allowed to stay beyond 7:30

    Cons

    limited domain work.
    Focus on Ethernet only .

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Perfect balance between professional life and personal life.

    Cons

    Kind of work is not too challenging

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Lesser growth opportunities. And sometimes work gets very boring.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. Helpful (2)

    Waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good 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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Ciena

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool work good salary good culture.

    Cons

    A bit of over work

    Advice to Management

    Not sure.

  10. Great 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 (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people.
    Executive team has a good strategy.
    Nice compensation / benefit and vacation plans.

    Cons

    Some areas are understaffed and employees are working all through the day and night.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at resource management.

  11. Network Engineer in Solution Consulting & Engineering group.

    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging environment that makes me smarter every day.

    Cons

    Too long of a commute, too unpredictable a schedule.

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