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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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    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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    The Optical / OTN Leader

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's good to work with good equipments, good hardware and software. The company is not so big and well managed. There are a lot of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    As a small company, HR is not very good, specially if you are not an employee from the headquarters. Also the employment process is too slow. It takes 2, sometimes 3 months to complete the whole process of interviewing and hiring someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and cut some of the bureaucracy so the company can act faster if needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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