JDSU

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Incompetent Senior Management

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

I have been working at JDSU

Pros

Decenet compensation and benefits, 1st level management is OK

Cons

Senior management is clueless, brought from outside and doesn't understand business at all; they fire people with industry nowledge and keep yes-man. They're gambling on 100-200% growth (BHAG) since they're uncapable of managing existing products. If they lose this gamble, the still get their golden parachutes, so they don't care about anything. Also, amount of top management is ridiculous - 75% of them could be fired without any effect, andinstead engineers can be retained to develop new products. NSD acquisition is almost complete bust - we bought 15-year old product and offshore R&D centers who took 3-4-5 years to execute even a simple task.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Resign. Let people who grew in a company (respective divisions) run them - you're a failure and a joke.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    unmotivated

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I worked at JDSU

    Pros

    There are some smart developers that you can learn new technologies from, if given the chance.
    The dress code is very casual.

    Cons

    There is no direction or innovation for tomorrow's products. Just maintaining the current products which leads to poor work morale. Very little room for technical advancement since it is really not encouraged or

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to worry too much about the now and not the future.
    Employees and products need to grow for a company to grow.
    There is not enough information sharing with employees about the planned roadmap for the company especially more than a quarter out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management doesn't treat employees with respect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

    Flexibility AWS in IT. Ability to do what you want because everything is very decentralized. No policies; so hard to break rules.

    Cons

    A lot of ancient people in IT. Recognition given when things break otherwise ignored. A lot of people who have lost interest in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes are finally hapening in IT. A lot of dead weight in the organization. Create a more collaborative environment and train managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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