JDSU Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter
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Pros
  • JDSU provides a very reasonable work/life balance with discretionary time off plan (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people within the business unit and excellent solutions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems disconnected to what is really happening (in 11 reviews)

  • The main focus of the JDSU senior management team is to make "the street" happy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Electronic Technician

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    Current Contractor - Electronics in Manchester, CT
    Current Contractor - Electronics in Manchester, CT

    I have been working at JDSU as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looking forward to work with a dedidicated team with priority in company goals and employee progress.

    Cons

    Hourly rate of pay, duration of conversion into regular employee

    Advice to Management

    Employee wages should be considered in relation to the output and dedication of employees.


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    Support Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Linköping (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Linköping (Sweden)

    I have been working at JDSU

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, cool products, and great opportunities to work from home, lots of flexibility if handled correctly

    Cons

    Around the clock work, no 8am-5pm work, meetings scheduled depending on where most people are which means nightly meetings for me.


  3. A great company becomes 2 new ones

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment allows anyone to mold their job into something they can grow with and make a contribution in.

    Cons

    The impending separation has created a lot of uncertainty and lack of clarity. Many good people are leaving or have left.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate your acquisitions from Day 1. Don't let your personal feelings towards one another cloud your judgment about what's best for the organization as a whole.


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  5. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    too big. some times things can get slow


  6. Contract Attorney

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Attorney in Gilroy, CA
    Current Contractor - Attorney in Gilroy, CA

    I have been working at JDSU as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly people, good pay, lots of work

    Cons

    The impending spin-off (only a con because it marks the end of my contract period)


  7. Excellent organisation to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Thāne (India)
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Thāne (India)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Take care of employee 2. Good pays , regular hike & great perks 3. work life balance 4. Lot of learning 5.Company always try to retain you at any cost if you're good employee 6. No pushy bosses , most of them are like leaders

    Cons

    1.Mostly centralized decision making by upper management


  8. Summer Internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at JDSU as an intern

    Pros

    Learned what real engineering is all about. I was able to run some tests and get a feel for design testing. I also learned how to communicate with a large group of engineers.

    Cons

    There were very few downsides to my experience at JDSU. The largest downside was the commute, at times it could take well over an hour.


  9. Exciting place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    condusive environment, well organized, well compensated

    Cons

    often travelling and too much work sometime

    Advice to Management

    reduce travelling


  10. Good.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at JDSU as an intern

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers are helpful, Internship program was organized

    Cons

    Interns do expect some gifts while leaving:)

    Advice to Management

    Internship program should be 12week program. Interns should get some gifts !!


  11. Helpful (1)

    A Good Review, In Spite of JDSU

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed learning about, and being a contributor to, the technology and its applications for everyday products. The corporate culture was open, friendly, and helpful - a singular occurrence these days. I was able to grow my career and develop new skills

    Cons

    Too many computer systems and software - every time JDSU bought another company, we'd have to learn and incorporate their system and methods. JDSU's corporate culture was systematically eroding the friendly atmosphere of our division (Custom Optics, Santa Rosa, CA). The homogenization process will remove the essential core of what made OCLI successful.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the smaller companies bought to maintain their individuality. They were, presumably, purchased because of their success and product. Removing unique corporate character will inevitably harm both.



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