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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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)

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  1. What's wrong with hiring Americans?

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

    I worked at Tellabs

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

    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 Management

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

  2. 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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