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Your time, your way
We believe in a working environment where the focus is achieving work outcomes rather than when and where the work gets done.

Flexible working enables team members to continue making a difference while maintaining focus on personal commitments and their own wellbeing.

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Flexible Working at Ciena

Our focus has always been on outcomes. You are given the flexibility to work at the office or at home with your own work schedule to accommodate life's many demands. 

You will have access to collaboration tools and resources on topics such as productivity, ergonomics, and remote working to pave the way for success.

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Global Flexible Paid Time Off

It is important to take time off from work to refresh and recharge. Our Global Flexible PTO program allows you to rest when you need to.

We're committed to empowering you to create your own outcomes. It's about working efficiently, smartly, and having each other's back to allow time away from work.
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Part-Time Work

Part-Time work is an option that you can use if you are looking to reduce your work schedule if you are:

  • Going back to school
  • Having a shift in your personal life
  • Planning for retirement, etc.
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Global Family Leave

We offer global family leave options to support you throughout various life stages. 

New mothers receive a minimum of 18 weeks paid time off. 
New fathers and adoptive parents are provided 10 weeks paid time off.

You also get paid time off if you are caring for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition.
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Volunteer Time Off

Ciena Cares is designed to support your passion for giving back to your community. You can take your Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to give your time to support the community during working hours.

Take your Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to give your time to support the community during working hours.
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Global Pandemic Leave

Our Global Pandemic Leave will help you and your loved ones focus on rest and recovery should you be impacted by a global pandemic. ​​​​​​​
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