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was a nice place to work in the early 2000's

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Tellabs as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

nice people..can learn a lot from them

Cons

no growth..low morale in the company with people watching their backs at all times

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    What happens when you have east coast mentality trying to enter a west coast dominated field

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Santa Clara team is an exceptional team with highly talented individuals, the likes of which are slim in the valley. Great set of employees to work with and what a fun filled and challenging environment. Loved my 8 yrs of "working" there. This i Say because of the people and the product.
    great
    "Was" an ideal place to learn about the indust

    Cons

    The single star review is because no matter how good a product or engineering team you have it really does not matter when you don't have a visionary running the company.
    - Started off by lack of vision with top management and that never changed even with multiple restructuring CEO changes
    - Then things got slimy with BoD getting greedy.
    - Sales team has no clue. Does not know how to sell a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice can only be given to people who are listening. Everyone including the management knows that they are preparing to shut it down. Anything else that is conveyed to employees or shareholders is sadly not the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    excellent challenging work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Excellent challenging work,
    2. Startup environment
    3. Fast pace execution

    Cons

    1. Financial uncertainty across the organization
    2. Multiple rounds of layoffs

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