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Great place to work... challenging, but rewarding

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Opportunity to make a difference, JDSU makes an impact on the most important things in life

Cons

Due to the markets we are in... there are often changes that occur quickly and with little notice, which makes planning difficult.

Other Employee Reviews for JDSU

  1. Helpful (1)

    PLM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JDSU full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work locations. Somewhat flexible hours in that you are not 9-5. Great opportunities to work globally.

    Cons

    Management fails at every level to communicate any sort of vision or plan. There are constant reorgs, and they have not meet a VP that they won't hire. They place unrealistic work loads on their staff. They will without thought or consideration of skills eliminate employees to meet their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring new directors, VPs to solve problems. Too many layers of management that are not in touch with what is needed.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Lunched with a former subordinate, to see it the company was worth returning to

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    JDSU is the Goliath of the photonics telecommunincations device industry. It is too big to fail. If one has a vision, and the thick skin and determination to see it through, here are all the resources to make that vision live. This is the surest place, to launch another telco revolution, such as was brought on by the EDFA and the high-powered tunable laser source, and the fiber-to.-the-premises.

    Cons

    JDSU made numerous acquisitions since the early 90's-2000's, which in turn were the amalgamation of numerous acquisitions, and has yet to integrate these disparate,graphically separate, units, each of which clings to its own original culture and origins. Unbelievably, more than 10 years later, the squabble over who (what site, or former acquisition) will do what, still lingers. In-fighting and political manoevering is left to settle the matter, rather than rational decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Rip -off the band-aid in the Telco part of your triad. Make rational personnel and business decisions and explain them high and low. Re-assign, hire, fire, re-align, whatever you call it. The organization carries too much history of turf wars (and charisma duels) that should have been laid to rest long ago, more than a decade ago.


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