JDSU

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Hard work is rewarded. Tolerating a little stress pays serious dividends in the long run.

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Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Supervisor in Germantown, MD

Pros

Competitive team atmosphere. Management staff who really care about your performance and job satisfaction. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Exciting & dynamic environment...never a dull moment. Company functions you won't beat anywhere else outside the Beltway. If you're ok with existing in a constant state of flux where your job is never the same two days in a row, JDSU is the place for you.

Cons

Stressful and fast paced. "Trial by fire" / very steep learning curve for those without an engineering background. It certainly isn't for everyone. Low morale as a result of layoffs and the current economic environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please right the ship. I love working here.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for JDSU

  1.  

    Bureaucratic...however good if you don't care much about the work and need a laid back company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great work life balance. People don't care much about your work as long as you are good at schmoozing

    Cons

    promotion is not based on meritocracy. Too old a firm considering that they are in the technology industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more transparent. Bureaucracy is what's eating JDSU

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not on a good trendline..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Germantown, MD

    Pros

    - Still has a lot of the Acterna ambition
    - Great market share in T&M
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    Cons

    - Company is on the way down
    - A lot of good top management has left recently
    - Contraction inside the company is hurting morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Should have made sure Peeler stayed
    - Try to ensure you have leaders that can really affect change
    - Don't just manage the business by the numbers, understand the strategy and be able to drive businesses for accountability on these strategic items

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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