Tellabs

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Tellabs Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
110 Reviews
3.2
110 Reviews
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Environment is encouraging, they give the employees good benefits like stocks, annual bonus etc (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is conservative in investing in new products (in 4 reviews)

  • Executive leadership has been lacking in the past but recent changes are a step in the right direction (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at Tellabs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work at. Friendly people and nice work environment. I worked at their Santa Clara location.

    Cons

    Did not have a clear vision of what to do. Work life balance was good but compensation was below market standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have a clearer road map going forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tellabs (now Coriant)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and work/life balance is good. There is room for taking on new responsibilities and learning new skills.

    Cons

    Future is somewhat unclear due to being taken private by an equity company. Many changes to the roles performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate fully with employees on what the near future holds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    QA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base.

    Cons

    Bad management and non competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Struggling telecom manufacturer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Before Tellabs started the layoffs and the industry took a dive, the environment was great. Even after some downturn, upper management did what they could to keep things positive and to try to reinvent themselves.

    Cons

    Layoffs were a definite con and the more they occurred, the more some managers used it against you. Just do this or you could be on the next list. People became afraid to speak up when things weren't quite right. Outsourcing many positions and now the acquisition of Tellabs are not good signs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did all you could to keep things going. Only time will tell now; it will depend how the merger goes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning experience, techinical challenges, new work location

    Cons

    Politics and micromanagement due to non qualified managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sw engr

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good place to work work

    Cons

    Management need to improve env

  8.  

    It has been rewarding so far

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance

    Cons

    The morale is at the lowest ebb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being reactive and start being proactive with new gear, the competition has moved on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good employee-friendly company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Environment is encouraging, they give the employees good benefits like stocks, annual bonus etc.

    Cons

    They are not very careful in acquisitions. They wasted 100s of millions of dollars in acquiring wichorus and shut it one year later.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good but a bumpy ride work experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    caring management and growth opportunity.

    Cons

    incompetent marketing brings the company down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best marketing brain in the industry and stick with the plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Staff Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company culture is good.

    Cons

    The company is conservative in investing in new products

    Doesn't Recommend

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