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-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
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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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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.
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It is a great place to work at Ciena. there are lots of challenges and learning opportunities. Management and other professional engineers are very helpful and willing to guide if help is needed.
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Ciena went from a collaborative innovation engine to a boottom line driven margin chaser with a US centric protectionist bent in short 7 years after taking over the Nortel MEN division.
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In my position I was basically on call 24/7.

Sales drive everything and you are expected to meet the obligations sold. Expect to travel a lot. Your quarterly results will make or break you.


The company has the moto ONTG or One Neck To Grab. If you are in charge of something, you are the ONTG. Everything is based on this.


Lots of room to move within the company, but it is really more about who you know than what you know. A lot of really good people to work with but watch your back.


That said, I'd do it all again.
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Ciena's great. If you can work there, do so. The level of flexibility is fantastic, the cafeteria is great, and the environment is really friendly and relaxed.
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Amazing work culture at Ciena. Everyone was super supportive from the day you start. Small teams with big tasks allows an individual to learn a lot in a short period of time. Great people and fun environment.
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Low turnover and internal mobility make this company perfect for anybody seeking job security and opportunities to learn.

There is a strong emphasis on the company culture.
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There are lots many departments & many more things to learn. Hard to be a permanent employee but once in might be chances to return to work again but some times end up work & having breaks by your self, nice management
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I like the poeple at the company very experienced and friendly.
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I had the opportunity to learn about industry leading technology while working with the management interface team. The company offers work from home solutions and a good work-life balance with decent salary.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Leading company in optical telecommunication industry.

Good job culture.

Bonus, Health plan, Pension.

Paid time off

Vacation
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Productive and Nice environment. Excellent work culture. Great place to work.Good place to improve your skills and learn more new technologies. Excellent place to work!
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The work is fast paced and interesting, they are always open to you trying something new. The workplace promotes friendship but keep to the 9-5 schedule (in a good way)
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I've been part of several "re-structures" within this company and you're always left feeling nervous. Management does not support you. They expect you to take on more work than possible without complaining and just accept it. Great co-workers however management in procurement tend to run the company lean and there's nothing you can do about it. I enjoyed my time there because of the people. This company uses and abuses you until they get what they want from you and then they throw you to the curb.
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Great co-workers
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Management
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Great work culture / awesome company

fair interview process


worked one summer for them


good stock


good leadership


good telecommunications industry player
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Nice friendly people but managerment is clueless as to what you do,,,always stuck on contract no raises,,,overtime expected....clique like mentality so god help you if you don't fit in
Pros
nice people
Cons
terrible pay
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Overall good, has its ups and downs with regards to different management styles. Management changes almost every year, so you need to adapt to each new style and each one has his own preferences and requirements, not always in the best interest of the organization as a whole. Year end every year always brought layoffs which made it very unsettling to do an effective job.
Pros
work from home
Cons
long hours
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There is a lot of opportunity to grow and learn leading edge technology. The management is very supportive on training and in your acquiring advance learning. Cool people to work with.
Pros
Travel, projects, managing own time
Cons
None for the company
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productive and fun workplace, nice surroundings, nice colleagues, I've learned a lot of skills both working and social skills in the company. My supervisor is really nice.
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