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Our success is rooted in people

Together, we make a difference.

The blending of our deep humanity and relentless innovation is what sets us apart and makes us such a unique place to work.

Our Purpose in action


Recognizing Asian Heritage Month 2024 with our newest ERG

Meet some of the members of our newest employee resource group, Asian at Ciena, in ce...

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Announcing the Ciena Solutions Challenge Sustainability Award Winners!

Thank you to all students and educators who participated in this year’s Ciena Solutio...

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Meet the Ciena Cares Champions

We’re shining a light on our Ciena Cares Champions—the people who drive our workplace...

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Mentorship: how these unique relationships can boost careers and increase satisfaction

Ciena loves mentorship! Read about the mentoring resources available to team members ...

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Innovation and Collaboration: Researching AI with uOttawa

Discover how a collaboration between our research and development team and the Univer...

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A look back on doing good in 2023

We’re looking back on all the good our Ciena team members did for our communities and...

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Helping kids walk with the CHEO Foundation

Learn how our Ciena team in Ottawa donated a life-changing robot walker and continue ...


Ciena’s Month of Goodness

Watch our recap video to see how our teams have made an impact.

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Giving Back

Ciena won Benevity's 2024 People Power Goodie Award, recognizing our employee-first culture that engages and empowers our people through purpose. This award is a testament to the success of our Ciena Cares program and our commitment to supporting our people’s passion for doing good.

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Our people stories

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Career insights

Helping to drive innovation through leadership


Career insights: From intern to leader, Pradap shares his career journey

Pradap Rajagopal began his career as an intern and has grown his experience in engine...



Leader insights: David Rothenstein on evolving your career path

David Rothenstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, shares how his c...



Leader insights: Sheela Kosaraju on making the most of every opportunity

Sheela Kosaraju, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, shares how she has been s...



Career insights: Supporting our people in exploring their passions

At Ciena, we encourage and support our people in pursuing their passions. Carla Marti...


Beyond the office

Explore more about life at Ciena on our Instagram feed and other social channels
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Teams in Buenos Aires planting new trees at a nature reserve (Argentina)

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Ezra and Andrew celebrating pride at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit (United States)

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Team members from our Alpharetta office donating clothing for those in need (United States)

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Colleagues celebrating Holi at our Gurugram office (India)