JDSU

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Good place to work but has been going down hill

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at JDSU

Pros

Good senior management although a lot of great leaders left back in 2001. Great working atmosphere yet quality work can be accomplished.

Cons

Needless to say the business has not been steady and future is still unknown. This is may be out of control of management at JDS, although sales function seems to be weak in knowing what is happning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on developing a better relationship with existing customers and look for a chances to branch out into other fields.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Clueless management, Chinese culture

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at JDSU

    Pros

    Leading-edge III-V laser, photodetector manufacturer
    Have some of the best components designers in the biz

    Cons

    JDSU is a manufacturing company (telecom components) but is run by executives from the software industry. Software people tend to have no clue as to what it takes to 'make stuff'. Thus, they have invested the last 8 years trying to figure out how to export all mfg to China.

    There is an incredible amount of talent at JDSU, although the mgmt does not deserve the talent they've got

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some qualified, effective Ops people in charge of the company--not ex-software industry (i.e., Cisco) types. This is not an outsourced business game, but high-tech mfg.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Depends what you are doing

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

    Work balance is much better than other places I have been. Not a lot of community stress or long working hours - most don't work above 40 hours or on weekends. Casual dress - jeans or shorts, t shirt. Management is good at organizing social activity. Not a lot of politics in the management or engineer levels.

    Cons

    Testing can be very repetitious and sometimes brain numbing. As with most telecom equipment providers there is a lot of older (legacy technology) to me tested and maintained. Pay is a bit below the average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More job rotation, and an an internal job posting for all openings in the US or abroad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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