Tellabs
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www.tellabs.com Naperville, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Tellabs Engineer = Thanksgiving turkey, unreliable company to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

Pros1. They are good in making fool by giving offer little above market

Cons1. 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 Senior Management1. 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)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What's wrong with hiring Americans?

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    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… Advice to Senior Management: Bring jobs back to US where the talent and loyalty… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Sinking Fast

    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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