Recruitment FAQs

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​​​​Our Recruitment Process

Upon receiving your application, expect to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.
If your skills and qualifications match the role you applied against, you will receive an update from the Talent Acquisition team. 
You will be scheduled for an interview if you are shortlisted. The number of interviews will vary depending on the role and level you are applying for.
If you are deemed as a great fit for the role, you will be offered the role at Ciena and will be provided with instructions on next steps. 

Beware of recruitment scams

What is a recruitment scam and how can I identify one?

A recruitment scam occurs when individuals fraudulently claim to represent Ciena or its recruitment agencies, often offering a job opportunity and asking for payment or personal information. You can identify these scams by spotting non-Ciena email addresses, poor English language use, and requests for payment.

Where can I find legitimate job opportunities with Ciena?

All our current vacancies are listed on the Ciena Careers webpage: Any successful job offer from Ciena will only follow a thorough and formal recruitment procedure.

What should I do if I come across a recruitment scam?

If you encounter a recruitment scam, do not respond or share your personal or financial information. Instead, send an email to and contact your local law enforcement agency with all the information you have from the sender. 

Most Popular Questions

How do I search for available roles?

You can search for vacancies using our careers site. You will learn more about each role in the job description.

I've submitted an application. What's next?

Thanks for applying! You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. You can always check the status of your application by logging in to Ciena Careers

How do I check the status of my application?

You can always check the status of your application by logging in to Ciena Careers

Will I need a degree to be able to work at Ciena?

It depends on the level and nature of the role you're applying for. If a degree is a requirement, it will be indicated on the job description. However, candidates who don't have a degree may still be considered for one of our professional vacancies if they can demonstrate substantial relevant experience.

Does Ciena offer benefits?

Yes! Part of our commitment to our people is to ensure that they receive and enjoy competitive benefits. Read more here.

Does Ciena offer relocation packages?

It depends on the level and nature of the role you're applying for. If required, we do offer relocation packages for successful candidates. Do note that some legislations apply for certain locations.

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Do you offer accommodations for candidates?

Yes, if contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise Ciena of any accommodation measures you may require by emailing your primary recruiter.

What are some examples of accommodations I can ask for?

  • Rest breaks during calls
  • Extended time interview slot
  • Closed captions
  • 1-1 interview rather than a panel
  • Informal call with the recruiter before interviews

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