Ciena
3.4 of 5 117 reviews
www.ciena.com Hanover, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

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

ProsGreat life work balance.
Long term commitment.
Friendly helpful colleagues.
The sector is stably going up in general in the next few years, so the work stablility is good.
Personal workload depends on the team you work for and the importance of your role.

Consproject lifecycle is usually 1 year per major release.
The working environemnt is not very aggressive, so if seeking good resume in short time, this is not the place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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its good and bad, but not getting any better

Senior Engineer GTS (Current Employee)
Linthicum, MD (US)

I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: The Ciena can do attitude, just get the job done. Good… Cons: Bureaucracy introduced since the Nortel deal is breathtaking- no wonder Nortel went bust ! Middle management are mostly Nortel and its hard to workout who took… Advice to Senior Management: Cut the Bureaucracy before we all go the same way Nortel did.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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OK, not great

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ciena full-time


Pros: - Good people, helpful and smart - Interesting work - Decent gym (free), good coffee, and very… Cons: - RRSP matching plan is sub-standard compared to others in Ottawa - Management constantly over-commits to customers, then expects the rank and file to… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people or set more realistic deadlines. More

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