Ciena Employee Reviews in Canada

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Productive , fast phase and fun work place
Quality Assurance Analyst Internship (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONOctober 11, 2015
The management is extremely supportive and patient. All questions are welcomed. The team members including the manager is approachable at any time for any enquires.One-on-one team meetings are conducted by the manager every week to keep the team updated with all the upgrades within the company and relevant to our team's work. During this team meetings any concerns regarding the assigned job is also discussed.Monthly team outings also take place where the team bonds. The company also provides lunch the entire week. In addition the company has a gym for the employees which encourages physical activity.
Pros
Lunch, gym
Cons
Fast phase
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good
Supply Chain Associate (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCJuly 29, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company.
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Opportunities to advance
Metro Ethernet Network Software Designer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJune 16, 2015
Ciena is a good company to work for in regards to people, company culture and challenge.

The most enjoyable part of my job is the opportunities to provide solutions for our innovation technology/products. The hardest part is to deliver the brand new product in very short software development circle.
Pros
Nice office environment, opportunities to advance
Cons
Tide deadline
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Excellent culture but difficult to advance quickly
Global Product Support Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ONMay 20, 2015
Ciena has grown rapidly in recent years and their portfolio of customer is one of the stronger in the industry.

Work-life balance is of the utmost importance.

It is difficult to advance in current position because there are a lot of obstacles to overcome, such as management, waiting on senior employees to leave or retire, and how much knowledge you can absorb and quickly apply to outshine colleagues. There is something new to be learned everyday, which is a pro and a con. Job is fairly secure but compensation is on-par or below industry standards because they are not a highly profitable company.
Pros
Work-life balance is the best in the industry.
Cons
Compensation is very low.
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Focused on restructuring to meet future technologies.
Senior Software Engineer / Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJanuary 27, 2015
Management is very project focused. Processes and tools used are continuously changing. Strong team work within teams.
Pros
strong team work within teams.
Cons
training
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Excellent Import/Export COmpany
Quality Assurance Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Leader, SKDecember 16, 2014
Work experience is great with this company as it gave me the oppurtunity to lead a business end to end. ANother great experience was teh ability to explore other business internationally and mange their requirement and requests effectively. Small company but was able to accomplish a lot internationally while benefiting business in homeland.
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Developemnt of interesting products
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONDecember 11, 2014
I really enjoy working at BNR because this is a company that develop several product lines that somehow connect and communicates with each other. I liked projects where you would see a beginning phase, development and release to outside customers where you had a role to play in contributing to the overall project.
Pros
interesting works
Cons
managements
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A productive R&D company with a strong business drive
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, OnDecember 9, 2014
Ciena is a leader on the latest optical telecommunications technology, and has the business sense to apply this technology to the advantage of their customers.
Pros
ability to work from home
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Pretty good company to work at
Network Management Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONNovember 17, 2014
I enjoyed my time here, but was pretty shocked when many valuable employees where laid off.
Pros
friendly
Cons
lots of work
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Management updates regularly
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  307 Legget Drive , Kanata, OntarioJune 6, 2014
I have worked and many places and I find Ciena is upbeat and the management keeps the staff informed of good things as well as bad things.
Pros
close to home
Cons
i am contract, wish i was full time
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Job was unrewarding mentally
Data management internship (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, OnJanuary 12, 2014
-Learned how large companies store data, manage internal information and communicate between departments.
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Fantastic Company
Desktop Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONNovember 12, 2012
Ciena was a fantastic company to work for. It was a joy going into work every day.
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Not a bad place to work
Product Verification Engineer (OME) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJune 1, 2012
Hectic schedules, hands-on learning, Management fair,
co-workers mostly willing to share information
Hours and weekends are expected
Thrown into the fire quite often with expectations to learn product and features on the fly
The challenge of learning new technology
Pros
nice building, free parking
Cons
long hours, weekends expected ( without compensation )
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