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Company Can't Grow

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

I have been working at JDSU

Pros

A stepping stone to better jobs in the Telecom Industry

Cons

Not a performance based culture. Hiring from the outside is preferable to promoting from within. Does not promote diversity. Extremely political where employees are watching their backs vs. taking actions in the best interests of customers and shareholders.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More with less eventually leads to less and less!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Management Sucks

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

    New challenging business
    Some good and skilled people

    Cons

    Top too heavy
    Management is bureaucracy
    Too many meetings
    Good people are leaving, and bad manager is hired
    Manager demotivates the employee
    Micromanaging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to pay attention to improve the management, especially for the new business. Otherwise, you keep losing the good people to fail the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not a bad place.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at JDSU

    Pros

    Challenging projects.
    Entrepreneurial environment.
    Cooperative employes.
    State of the art equipment and opportunity to work with highly skilled engineers.
    Always had a chance to see how the business end operates when working in a very technical area.

    Cons

    Money is tight which can make it difficult to institute improvements.
    They are in the process of down sizing some areas. If you are unlucky enough to be working in one of those areas your job could be a risk. As expected this is no different from any other company in the same finical situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Companies that were acquired whose products are not telecom related but proffiable should be given more finical resources relative to the revenue that division brought into the company.

    No opinion of CEO
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