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Network specialist company.

7035 Ridge Rd.
Hanover, MD 21076
Employees: 4,680
President and CEO: Gary Smith
Stock Symbol: CIEN

Website: http://www.ciena.com

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Ciena specializes in networking services for businesses. Ciena focuses on expanding the possibilities for its customers' networks while reducing their cost of ownership. The company's systems, software and services target and cure specific network pain points so that telecom companies, cable operators, governments and enterprises can best exploit the new applications that are driving their businesses forward.

The company helps customers best manage voice, data and video services. Areas of expertise include local and wide-area-networks (LAN and WAN), frame-relay, voice-over-IP, ethernet switches and optical networking.

In fiscal 2013, Ciena reported revenues of $2.08 billion, up from $1.83 billion, and net loss of $85.4 million.

In February, the company announced a global strategic agreement with Ericsson that includes packet-optical distribution, converged IP/optical joint development and distribution as well as an SDN collaboration framework.


Ciena was incorporated in 1992 and received its first three rounds of funding in 1995 totaling $40 million.

The company went public in 1997.


Health and Wellness
- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance
- Business Travel Accident
- Short-Term Disability
- Long-Term Disability
Equity Ownership and Retirement Plans
- 401(k)
- Stock Options
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Other Benefits
- Paid Holidays
- Personal Leave Days
- Employee Assistance Program
- Educational Reimbursement
- Health Club Reimbursement
- Charitable Matching Contributions
- Group Legal
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Group Auto & Homeowners Insurance
- Emergency Assistance when traveling abroad for business
- Access to local Credit Unions in some locations

Updated February 18, 2014