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Flexible, fulfilling, but still acts like a start-up which is sometimes not a good thing.

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Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD (US)
Current Employee - Director in Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible, good salary, ok benefits, nice offices in Linthicum MD,

Cons

Lack of processes/systems cause many manual and therefore time-consuming, error-prone activities. Lots of non-value add work due to lack of investment in infrastructure/processes. Lack of financial analysis. Accounting refuses to provide financial analysis to management.

Advice to Management

Invest in IT/infrastructure and FP&A. Mandate policies. Man-up.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I was empowered to start a process.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ciena

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay scale was very good.

    Cons

    Short staff so lots of work, not always enough people to handle the work. Training and building employee skills could have been better, but tremendous amount of work so was not seen as a priority.

  2. Helpful (3)

    MEN division still has Nortel culture hangover

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ciena

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility for family
    somewhat interesting work

    Cons

    (specific to MEN division)
    'Nortel' culture and old boy system still exists.
    little opportunity for advancement in career. Too many old Nortel hands hanging on.
    Outdated views of development.

    Advice to Management

    Create professional advancement opportunities To be fair they have tried via some internal certifications and courses.

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