Tellabs Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
107 Reviews
3.4
107 Reviews
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
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29 Ratings

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)

  • Lack of product vision and decreasing market share (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Operations

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Very challenging and engaging environment. Management was interested in improving processes and listened to employees ideas and contributions. Employees in this group have a very broad range of job responsibilities. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    Company changed hands several times over the years creating challenges and many changes. The last purchase eliminated many positions and did not give any thought to who they were letting go except the cost savings. Future outlook for company is questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication channels open and communicate often with employees since there are so many changes and strategy is not certain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the same as it was...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tellabs was a great place to work even after the downturn. In general, management did what they could to keep things positive.

    Cons

    Layoffs, of course. It became a bit nerve-wracking wondering if you were next on the list. Some unfortunate product choices didn't play out the way some hoped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    a good traditional telecommunication company

    Cons

    slow grow with lower promotion

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    Material analyst intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Well cultured with high values and standards with good compensation

    Cons

    Company running in a loss

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with

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    Former Employee - IT SAP  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Covered garage & Cafe had great food

    Cons

    Company had no direction at the time I left

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Happy

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Tellabs as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays a livable wage. Managers were a hundred+ miles away so you can work stress free. But it wouldn't matter if they were there anyway.

    Cons

    Layoffs with inconsistent work. Always worried you're not going to have a job in a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put pressure on lower management to remove mediocre technicians.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    probably the best team culture in corporate world

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

    I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people, good and healthy corporate culture, good compensation, easygoing

    Cons

    company struggles in its market space

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company and good people, not a great industry position

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff  in  Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Friendly supportive people and good work environment overall.

    Cons

    Not a great industry position for the company overall. Some processes can be overly bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great People, Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Same as above where I enjoy the people I get to work with; Tellabs has great benefits; The work load is challenging which provides great experiences

    Cons

    Tellabs has undergone restructuring, which at times has made the work load overwhelming, but all-in-all, I enjoy my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clarity to the future for Tellabs and how we can improve or get ahead with multiple competitors in the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sr SQA engineer

    Current Employee - Senior SQA Eng  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Eng in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly team, no micro management

    Good salary, good benefit, award recognition

    Cons

    A lot of work, extra outside working is expected weekly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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