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Tellabs Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
29 Reviews
4.0
29 Reviews
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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.  

    Telcom: tough ride

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    Nice place to work. For the most part team members were focused on doing the right things for the company (which I am finding is somewhat uncommon).
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Shrinking market share. Failed on LTE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well there has been some changes.
    Being private is a good thing, helps buffer the telcom roller coaster.
    Best advise is do not think the NSN team members in Germany have all the best practices. Hint... they definately don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tellabs -

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director - Solutions Marketing in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director - Solutions Marketing in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great products and good people

    Cons

    Made some mistakes and lost accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering it is sold to PE, things would be managed better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (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
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  5.  

    Not the same as it was...

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (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
  6.  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Material analyst intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Tellabs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well cultured with high values and standards with good compensation

    Cons

    Company running in a loss

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (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
  9.  

    Happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer

    I worked at Tellabs as a contractor (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
  10.  

    probably the best team culture in corporate world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    company struggles in its market space

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company and good people, not a great industry position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (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

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