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Our People

We strive to foster an environment of belonging, vibrancy and happiness to support our people and their careers.

A place where everyone can belong

At Ciena, we strive to foster an inclusive culture where we can all belong. Our employee resource groups engage our people in the diversity of cultures and traditions represented by our global workforce. We encourage our teams to take our conscious inclusion training workshops and we also survey our people annually to gauge how we're doing and where we can improve.

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Our People Promise

Through our People Promise, we commit to creating an environment in which everyone feels empowered, included, and can make a difference.

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Our culture of belonging

Together, we create a culture where everyone can belong and truly be themselves.

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Our people stories

Our people live our values and demonstrate their passion for being allies and leading as their true selves.

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As part of our People Promise, we're dedicated to fostering an experience of vibrancy and happiness for our people. To help achieve this, we offer a holistic approach to wellbeing...

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Career development

We invest in our people’s learning and development — offering opportunities where they can continue to thrive in their careers at all stages. We offer training programs that include a virtual learning platform, early-in-career and new graduate development programs, manager and leadership development programs, a mentorship program, on-the-job coaching, and tuition reimbursement.



Meet the Ciena Cares Champions

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



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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Working at Ciena as a US Army Senior Officer: How Ciena Helps Fahad Balance Sales and Service

Fahad Digankar is a technical account manager on the Ciena government sales team who ...

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Providing flexibility for when, where, and how we work

Ciena is embracing flexible working and here, we discuss the benefits that it brings ...