Ciena is looking to maintain its small-company culture in the wake of its acquisition of a Nortel Networks division in 2009. The work environment is casual yet fast paced, as Ciena employs hundreds of skilled electrical engineers. Perks include stock options and an employee stock-purchase plan.
The company embraces social media. It pens a corporate blog. You can also follow it on Twitter and Facebook, join its group on Linkedin and subscribe to its videos on YouTube.