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Pleasant, Exciting and Challenging. Several ups and downs in the company health but came out of it every time.

Project Manager (Current Employee)

ProsWill only say about IT department based on my experience. Healthy and professional environment. Satisfactory compensation packages for most employees. Organization pays attention to professional development and education. Company tries to take care of its staff, makes an effort to keep people reasonably happy.

ConsProfessional growth is limited after a certain level due to the company size and due to fact that turn over is low, a good thing generally, but not good for employee growth. Many management positions remain occupied by staff who is there for years and since company size does not grow too much, new management position don't become open easily. Also hiring processes are very slow and the organization spends too much time on hiring on open position. Result is that good management position don't become available and other technical positions are not filled fast enough. Chronic shortage of staff because of slow hiring that forces to work harder.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove hiring processes.
Fill in open positions faster.
Setup CIO office under the CEO, not under CFO

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complete Waste Of Life

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Ciena full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Interesting technology, and nice people to work with. A very fast-paced environment, and lots… Cons: No real bonus or raises in the 4 years I worked there. A lot of politics required for any vertical movement (promotions) Very little communication between senior… Advice to Senior Management: Start listening to your employees more instead of focusing on business growth. Cut out the management from Nortel, and get managers who have a sense… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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

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

    Pros: Great life work balance. Long term commitment. Friendly helpful colleagues. The sector is stably going up in general in the next few… Cons: project lifecycle is usually 1 year per major release. The working environemnt is not… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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