JDSU

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Still evolving as a company

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Current Employee - Senior Director in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at JDSU

Pros

Medium company atmosphere - easier access to executives than bigger companies.
Hired a number of very strong executives in two of the largest business units.
Managers who are smart and passionate about driving results receive good recognition.
Jobs are broad so they provide great breadth of learning in mid levels management jobs than you get in bigger companies.
Great opportunities for people who want to create and build vs. maintain.
Values leaders with strong domain knowledge.

Cons

Company needs updated infrastructure - never fully caught up from the 2001 downturn.
High variability of how positive your work experience is. Completely dependent on who your boss is. There isn't a unified culture due to legacy of acquisitions.
Certain businesses are in very, very tough industries and markets.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need a vision at a company level.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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

    I have been working at JDSU

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JDSU

    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
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