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  1.  

    Order Management Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bolingbrook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Tellabs.

    Interview Details

    Great round table interview with all the key decision makers but it took them 3 months to get back to me with an offer. From then on, I internally interviewed & those always went well
    & quick

    Interview Questions
    • Provide specific example of how I'd handle X problem   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was quick & offered was signed within 3 days & I started 2 wks later.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Tellabs in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was professional but informal and friendly. Decision making was reasonable from time of contact.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tellabs.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, On-site Interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Tellabs.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interview. First one was from manager, she asked me some basic java questions, like what version of java i use most, what IDE i was using. Second one was from everyone of that team, some test on java and what i would do if countering a problem ive never seen before.

    Interview Questions
    • Some technical questions about java, and at that time i didn't have very deep understanding about it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    People there are very nice, but I have some other pending offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Tellabs in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phase 1: Contacted by recruiter to see if I was interested and I may be a good fit.
    Phase 2: Contacted by project manager for a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any difficult questions only on previous schooling and experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They pay a pretty good wage but, they may wiggle a little bit
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tellabs in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    If you can answer 50% of the questions you are in

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none offered
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Networking Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tellabs in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initially had a phone interview which covered L2,L3 protocols(Routing,Switching).
     After a week was informed tht they want to get me onsite for a panel interview.
     5 ppl frm a team interviewed me. Questions were based on Networking fundamentals:
    1)Abt Perl
    2)STP
    3)RSTP
    4)VLANs
    5)IGMP Protocol
    6)Windowing
    7)Adjacency formation in OSPF

    Difficulty level was moderate.
    Good people and enjoyed the interviewing process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Tellabs in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Three people interviewed me(all techies). Questions about OS(process, threading), C Programing and also was asked to solve some puzzles. They went in depth for all the questions and was asked to write programs with syntax (just the pseudo code was not accepted).

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to explain my project in detail and write C code to improve the existing code. This went for around 1.5 hrs   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tellabs in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Basic 3 person panel interview. Series of tech question and non-tech questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Tellabs in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    interviewed with 7 people. mostly professional but ran into a few who were too theoretical with an ego. all of them did not appear too excited about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • step by step description of network design for various protocols   Answer Question
    • write out a complete ethernet and mpls frame on whiteboard   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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