Ciena

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Overall good experience.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

Pros

Flexible work schedule and good work environment. People respect each other. We all have friends at work place.

Cons

Company does not provide a lot of work related trainings. Also there have been too many layoffs due to the big environment.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lead Engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Lately there has been some layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Complete Waste Of Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Ciena full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technology, and nice people to work with. A very fast-paced environment, and lots of potential for moving around to different focus areas.
    Wellness Reimbursement fund given to all employees.

    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 management and employees.
    Varied work schedules with no consistency and forced shift schedules.
    Always in "crunch mode".
    Poor release scheduling and management.
    Yes-man to customers, which constantly forces employees to adjust schedules and add features originally not planned in the release.
    Technology can be varied some is current, and some is rather ancient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 of time and people management. Realize that there are realistic deadlines, and unrealistic deadlines. Unrealistic deadlines usually don't get met on time. ...or simply change the company name to Nortel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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