Pros: Work-life balance is the best in the industry.
Cons: Compensation is very low.
Ciena has grown rapidly in recent years and their portfolio of customer is one of the stronger in the industry.
Work-life balance is of the utmost importance.
It is difficult to advance in current position because there are a lot of obstacles to overcome, such as management, waiting on senior employees to leave or retire, and how much knowledge you can absorb and quickly apply to outshine colleagues. There is something new to be learned everyday, which is a pro and a con. Job is fairly secure but compensation is on-par or below industry standards because they are not a highly profitable company.