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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robbinsville, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robbinsville, NJ

I have been working at JDSU

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They let us keep our Union and our Union benefits.
We get to run plant during management meetings.

Cons

Management has meetings all day to plan next meeting.
Engineers call all the shots and buy parts that waste money.

Advice to Management

Start asking the operators help with problems not just engineers who do not run the product.
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  1. Improving focus and financial performance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very talented people, a lot of great technology. Current senior managment seems to be making progress. Good opportunties in the test and measurement portion of the business. Company seems to have survived the recession and has been doing better financially. Important because it stopped 401K contribution, raises and bonuses. Stock price has really taken off this year, so maybe market is also viewing JDS Uniphase prospects favorably.

    Cons

    Too focused on acquisitions, which it does not do well, instead of internal development. Many of these companies seem to do poorly after the acquisistion. Exception has been the Acterna acquistion. Company is fragmented and Corporate seems to focus on only one part of the business. It had been the fiber optic business. Now the focus seems to be entirely on the test and measurement business.

    Advice to Management

    Unify the company or break it up.


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    I wouldn't recommend it.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Louisville, CO

    I worked at JDSU

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Shortly after acquiring our company, JDSU was quite diligent in making sure that we had sufficient training to use their tools and software.

    Cons

    Our local site management was good. Unfortunately, the direction and leadership that we received from the corporate office were very bad. I had the impression that the corporate office didn't see us as anything other than a cost center and they handled us poorly at that. Costly decisions were mandated from corporate that were extremely wasteful and seemed to be doomed to failure. Inputs from our local leaders to improve a process or minimize risk seemed to just bounce off corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time visiting the remote sites and have a real clear idea of what is happening there prior to making decisions that will implact or require the buy-in from these sites.


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