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Ciena Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Gary Smith
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1bn to $5bn (CAD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Hanover, MD
  • Link
    Ciena website
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Software Development

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Salary estimated from 18 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 320 reviews and is evolving.



Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
on 28 February 2020
it is a very good and welcoming place to work. You have opportunities move in the company
Fast agile working environment. Lots of new technologies to learn, ranging from high level to low level technology. The working hours is not 9-5 as in other high-tech companies. You have to meet with tight deadlines.
Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
on 6 April 2022
Avoid if you can
Flexible vacation means no vacations you could take. Full of fake peoples, pretend to care but not at all. Once you are utilized, you will be disposed of being useless. You need lip your manager feet to get a promotion otherwise you will stay at where you are. No one cares!!!!
Embedded Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
on 25 November 2020
Very Stressful work environment
- Ciena is doing lot of lay offs in Ottawa in last 2-3 years. Work is being shifted to India for cheap labor.- Employees are asked to Work on weekends with, so don't expect any work life Balance.
Hardware Engineer - Student in Ottawa, ON
on 19 April 2020
Great environment and team collaboration
-Great support from management and HR -Very competitive pay -Continuously growing company -Flexible work-life balance, work from home, and time off -Available positions within the company for any skill
Summer Student in Ottawa, ON
on 26 March 2020
Medium paced and casual with a good work environment
Managers are often friendly and personable people who genuinely care about their employees. A typical day is not stressful and the work environment encourages productivity but in a relaxed manner

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