Rewards and Benefits
At Ciena, we are committed to providing competitive reward programs in recognition for all the work our people do. Our goal is to be able to drive alignment between rewards, personal and company performance to enable an inclusive workplace where you can belong.

We believe that if you get the "people thing" right, the rest will follow – and it’s been working for us ever since.
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Competitive Pay and Benefits Our reward programs are designed to drive performance and provide a competitive advantage for our people, the intention is to: be competitive, performance-focused, fair, and transparent. 
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Learning and Development We have a suite of various learning tools to help you acquire new understanding, knowledge, and skills in order to grow and develop in your current and future role. We also support your pursuit of higher education and certification via our tuition reimbursement.
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Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging Through our commitment to inclusion, diversity, belonging, we enable our people to come to work in their most authentic self and are free to express their opinions.
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Your Life Beyond Work Achieving work-life-balance is a priority. We encourage everyone to feel free to take their paid time off, volunteer time off, family leave, pandemic leave, etc. when they need it.
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Flexible Work For the past few years, we have continuously promoted a flexible working environment where the focus is achieving work outcomes rather than when and where the work gets done. 
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Part-Time Work Our Part-Time Work arrangement supports the need to reduce current work schedule due to various reasons like going back to school, having a shift in personal lives, or for those thinking about retirement. 
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"Ciena is a flexible and dynamic state-of-art organization that has provided me with an opportunity to embark in my career with the Routing and Switching family. Along with being a stimulating environment, it also takes pride in networking, synergy and boosting our goals, opportunities, balance in the long run."
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Pragya Gupta Hardware Engineer
​​​​​​"Playing a part in the rapidly evolving technology landscape:Just knowing that the biggest internet companies in the world and the largest telecom operators in India are Ciena’s customers is one thing, but when a requirement or an issue from a Facebook or a Google or an Airtel pops up on the desktop notification, the feeling of being a part of something that affects the world dawns on me. It is a proud feeling."
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Ahuja Deeptendu Embedded Software Engineer
“I began my journey at Ciena one and a half years ago. Since then, each day at work has been a cherishing experience. With challenges that push me to the best of my ability, Ciena has expanded my knowledge and skills exponentially and nurtured my creativity. Ciena has a motivating and extremely flexible and supportive work culture which not only helped me in my professional development but has also added dimensions to my personal life.”
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Prachi Mathur Software Engineer