Ciena India Private Limited is recognized among India's Best Companies to Work For 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 100 Best Companies to Work For (with employee strength more than 500) through an objective and rigourous workplace culture assessment process.
Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. They help their clients build more adaptive networks in response to the constantly changing demands of their users—businesses and consumers alike. They do this by delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, backed by years of experience in building the world’s most complex networks.
Ciena India Private Limited has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Ciena India Private Limited met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.
Great Place to Work® is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition.
As a certified organization, Ciena India Private Limited became eligible to be considered among 'India's Best Companies to Work For 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Best Companies to Work For is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria.
Ciena India has a free work environment where employees are provided with ample workplace facilities like transport and food. Infrastructure is quirky and pleasant and teamwork is integral to the organization. Leadership has an immense focus on ensuring employees have a healthy work life balance.
This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life.
Read through to find out what makes Ciena India Private Limited a Great Workplace.
An eApplause program is where any employee who has shown exemplary behavior showcasing one or more of Ciena’s 5 core values, can be sent an eApplause which can be displayed at their desk to inspire them further and others as well. A “Ciena- Living the Values” award has been instituted globally which is awarded when an employee gets an eApplause for all 5 core values. This award carries a monetary value associated with it.
Ciena India strongly believes in cultivating a wellness culture that encourages employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle, create healthy habits which leads to increased productivity. In order to sustain this, they empower employees through various wellness activities which allows every employee to claim 20K per year on any healthcare activities. They also host 16 health talks throughout the year along with a full health week covering nutrition and dietician. Employee well-being is an important parameter that enhances your employees’ engagement and thus their performance. Investing in well-being programs can lower not only the absenteeism rates but will hugely impact the attrition rates.
Flexible timings and teamwork make Ciena a great place to work. The management also supports time to time for achieving targets and goals on time.
CEO, Ciena India Private Limited
Senior Leader - Human Resources at Ciena, Ciena India Private Limited