I Heard from big shot in Ciena circle and my Canadian contacts. Reason for closure is cost and Ciena not able to find significant business in IPbecause of stiff competition FROM COMPETITORS. Also most of San Jose work will be moved to India office. — read more
This san jose engineering heads and hr actually allow pervasive harassment, even though the company policy prohibits it.
Do you know a company that's more mismanaged than this? I can't think of one. Yet those on top are able to keep their positions, to keep their bonuses, to keep all the benefits the rest of us can only dream about. Why are they not held accountable... — read more
I would urge everyone to consider opportunities outside Ciena. If you are seeking far better pay (+ 50%), more scope for career growth and a better culture that would treat employees like they should, that would be a no brainer. PM and the... — read more
Ciena was focused on innovation until 7 yrs ago. Now it is bleeding politics in hunger games like environment. One tip to people at the top : Dont bring in ex–cisco leaders , unless you want the same decay . Look at the amount of HR cases in past 5... — read more
The bay area team is like "two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner" The virtualization engineering team is maintained as a hostile environment, by Vp and henchmen so that they can pretend they are working, ie to mediate a fight that... — read more
The Engineering VP has no direction and complete chaos. He doesnt know how much effort is needed to complete a delivery after 5 years of working with the same team and on same product. He cannot gain trust of his management or employees, and he... — read more
So many people leaving San Jose office, and Ciena is actively cleaning up any comment that employees raise to prove harassment. In contrast, other companies fire harassers.. be it manager or executive. Ciena only removes revidence and provides... — read more
We had new layoffs in North America of long time employees who have made Ciena what is today, a global leader in Telecom. It is mostly concentrated in Finance, IT , HR and Engineering teams. Our management is laying off the best of our colleagues and... — read more
Are other locations affected, and if yes, to what extent? Reading about these layoffs on this site, but at my location, it has been pretty quiet. Any, more detailed info on this?
Was everybody who was on the list for layoffs notified yesterday?
Why get rid of some of the best employees with most experience? How is that going to help Ciena in the long run? I understand that older people with more years with the company earn more on average, but there is a good reason for that. I really don't... — read more
Good source tells me, lots of layoffs in the Ottawa area today.. 15 to 20 % .. gone ..
They are closing the Spokane site and laying everyone off except a handful of managers.
It doesn't worth working for this company. I worked there for 3 years and won 3 awards and laid off :| The company lacks a clear direction and all the money is wasted on the stupid decisions of the managers. Every year they layoff about 100 people... — read more
The layoff was on 10/25/2016. There was a relative major layoff from the core core switch business unit involve Canada Ottawa and US Alpharetta GA.
Heard of a few that happened today, wonder how many as a whole were let go.
Let's see what 2016 brings, I have some friends who work for competitors and they are complaining a lot. I joined Ciena a few years ago, it's not bad. Many more companies have a lot of layoffs so overall, things can be worse but you never know. Sit... — read more
Tata Consulting and WiPro are the winners in North Carolina's Ciena Corp replacement program. http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/intlrel/hfa91679.000/hfa91679_0.htm#108
65 people laid off
Nobody is posting but that's a fact, Ciena's having layoffs (Nov 2014)
Ciena is one of the companies that frequently goes through regular cycles of mass layoffs, reorg and outsourcing. Heavy overtime is to be expected, software in particular is abused a lot and opportunities for advancement and growth/learning new... — read more
Any news about layoffs at Ciena (Ottawa)?
I have experience with carrier Ethernet solutions and packet optical switching/transport and I was wandering if you are hiring?
Hi 123456, what kind of issues does Ciena have and why is it not a good place to be? I read Ciena has started layoffs, about 400, in operations. Has anyone heard if there is more to come, especially in Ottawa?
Ciena has issues and it's not a good place to be at right now. On the other hand - is there a good place to hide anywhere nowdays...
At 40X 2011 earnings per share estimates Ciena is still nearly 2X away. The stock CIEN appears fully priced for aggressive street expectations. CIEN is an expected beneficiary of 3G optical systems sales as carriers upgrade while waiting for 4G to... — read more