Tellabs

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL

I worked at Tellabs

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    I enjoyed my work.

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

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good working environment and people treat each other with respect and you get to work on leading edge technology products

    Cons

    Company with headquaters in Naperville might not fully understand the bay area culture and support the employees to the full extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agressive in invetigating a startup company's potential before acquring it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tellabs Engineer = Thanksgiving turkey, unreliable company to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. They are good in making fool by giving offer little above market

    Cons

    1. Extremely unstable company to work for. Be prepared for layoff after 2-3 weeks of hire
    2. Engineers are like thanksgiving turkey which may cut on or before thanksgiving
    3. After hiring they would make you work like anything. Very stressful work environment
    4. Management is big mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Wipe out all existing management including CEO. Bring new and mature management who do not believe in layoff concept and rather treat engineers with respect (Not like thanksgiving turkey)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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