Ciena Reviews

Updated 17 May 2021

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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith
167 Ratings
Pros
  • "Implements good work-life balance(in 163 reviews)

  • "Good work environment flexible working environment(in 78 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can be difficult(in 30 reviews)

  • "Growth is primarily in India so career growth is very limited in NA(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Employee Friendly Organization

      16 May 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work-Life Balance, Flexibility, Concerned towards their employees, Multiple Reimbursements to motivate employees, Ciena is really doing its best during this pandemic to support employees, many more

      Cons

      There are no cons i have seen till now, only the salary part is somewhat my concern.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company to work for.

      10 May 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Its a very good company to work with. People are supportive.Incentives like wellness reimbursement , insurance packages and leaves.

      Cons

      Work pressure has started increasing compared to before.

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thank you for your thoughtful and balanced review. It is great to hear your positive experiences.

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ciena Review

      14 May 2021 - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good package excellent HR top noche techs helpful managers and leads

      Cons

      Not any as of now

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work life balance and employee care

      6 May 2021 - Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Great Work Life Balance 2. Employee Care and Benefits 3. Job Security 4. Flexible Working Hours

      Cons

      Nothing as such as of now.

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thank you for this very positive feedback. It's great to read what you have to say. Thanks for the support!

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of the best company to work for

      4 May 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Very friendly work environment. Best company to have work-life balance. Super delicious food and plenty of indoor sports/entertainment amenities.

      Cons

      None as of now , but can do well in terms of monetary benefits.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great onboarding and good benefits

      10 May 2021 - IT Operations Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good company Very good perks Pandemic allowances

      Cons

      None so far. It has been good.

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      Ciena Response

      Ciena

      Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience working at Ciena.

    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor work, mostly support and maintenance

      25 Mar 2021 - Software Engineer 2B in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1) free food, but that's missing in WFH 2) free cab, or you get 3k every month above CTC 3) good mediclaim, include dental and vision OPD as well, 2.5k every year for specs 4) no timesheet filling, chill for leaves, take any number of leaves anytime 5) good CTC

      Cons

      1) Poor quality of work, good work is generally done at Canada development center even when you have good tech stack used in the project. Don't get bluffed by bigdata technical terms 2) Classical support and maintenance work in telecom domain at Gurgaon center 3) HR practices are missing completely, your manager is your boss, he can make or break things easily, HR never reaches to you. HR is only active on glassdoor not in Company. 4) no monthly, quarterly or yearly meetings with you manager to understand your concerns. They only cares work is done, no focus on your personal growth ever 5) no visibility of work, no sprint practices still you work in Agile to fix support cases 6) Existing architects, 3A and above would treat you like slaves and you can't do much about it as Manager only cares/trust these existing employees. 7) you do not get anything to lead(independent work e.g. design) until you spend like 3 years here. you are always considered outsider by existing employees who have tenured here.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      One of the best companies out there !!

      4 May 2021 - Software Engineer III in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Salary Compensation, Employee Friendly, Work life balance, Talented co-workers,

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      17 May 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      All voices are heard, good management

      Cons

      salary hikes should be more.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic Manager, Mental and Verbal Harassment

      20 Apr 2021 - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Job Stability Networking domain knowledge Health Insurance Some additional benefits (annual)

      Cons

      It depends on team, but my experience has not been rosy. My direct manger constantly yells at me at slightest mistake and not to say overload with work, assignments and what not. I have been working for more than 1 year, and the micromanagement is killing me. And the intensity of abuses hurled at me is increasing at a point that it is affecting my performance and mental stability. It can lead anyone to self doubt and depression. Other senior developer are also treated in similar fashion, they aren't much happy either. The management is intolerable and are under god complex.

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