Tellabs
3.0 of 5 98 reviews
www.tellabs.com Naperville, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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What's wrong with hiring Americans?

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Naperville, IL

I worked at Tellabs

ProsWork-life balance
Interesting product
Great co-workers
Clean facility
Good cafeteria

ConsOutsourcing of US jobs overseas
Demoralizing layoff process
Never honored a single deadline
Lots of weekend work for engineering areas

Advice to Senior ManagementBring jobs back to US where the talent and loyalty are
Treat laid-off employees better on the day of layoff
Give realistic deadlines

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I enjoyed my work.

Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Tellabs


Pros: Good working environment and people treat each other with respect… Cons: Company with headquaters in Naperville might not fully understand the… Advice to Senior Management: Be more agressive in invetigating a startup company's potential before… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Tellabs


Pros: - Some very competent Engineers and generally a good bunch of people… Cons: - Company has no respect for Engineers. - Company is incapable of organic product development because they refuse to respect and retain talent. The only… Advice to Senior Management: Replace the CEO and anyone reporting to him. The only way this old mid-Western company is going to compete in the networking industry… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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