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

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Technology innovation; leader in Optical transport

Cons

Too many ex Nortel personnel in middle management roles, stifling innovation
Terrible HR personnel and unprofessional practices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sack Business Ops bean counters who are basically clueless and add no value .

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ciena is a good place to work with an open culture, Good colleagues and is a technology leader in Optical industry. Ciena has been doing OK in a competitive industry. Ciena is fair in its policies and compensation/benefits are comparable to industry.

    Cons

    Ciena's line of business has good amount of competition and low margins. This limits the bonuses etc. Not too many companies in the same technology domain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Its a ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule and good working environment
    Good work and life balance, ok compensation and benefits
    There are some intelligent people

    Cons

    Management is the problem, too many layers of middle management
    not much career opportunities, sometimes unreasonable project schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify management structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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