Thank you for your interest in Ciena, the network specialist. In the marketplace we're known primarily for our innovative products and attentive customer service. But we also pride ourselves on being a great place to work with a culture that reflects our corporate values. We are a company that is driven to perform, passionate about our work, flexible in our approach to technology and business, creative in our thinking, and accessible to our customers.
We specialize in unlocking potential—with our customers and partners, in the communities our employees represent, and among our own Ciena team—addressing critical needs for all the people our business touches. Our passion for innovation, commitment to quality, and concentrated focus on customer relationships enable us to shape our industry and drive how the networks of tomorrow are built.
Five core values form the bedrock of our culture:
Customer first. Relationships matter at Ciena. Close working partnerships yield more creative, effective, and valuable results for our customers. We take a practical, customer-centric approach to establish the relationships that help us know how to tailor solutions to our customers' needs.
Integrity. We do the right thing. Integrity builds long-term trust among our shareholders, employees, customers, and partners, helping us deliver a superior end-user experience.
Velocity. We operate in "Ciena-time," moving quickly and efficiently in the market. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our roles in satisfying the needs of our customers.
Innovation. We take risks to maintain our competitive advantage. We value creative ideas for improving processes across all parts of the business. From engineering to purchasing, we believe internal innovation has the power to drive a better total experience for our customers and our people.
Outstanding people. We attract, develop, and reward exceptional people. Our people are motivated, experienced, disciplined, empowered, collaborative, and accountable, and we are proud to enable professional growth and development for employees to achieve their long-term career goals.