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It has been rewarding so far

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Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL

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

Pros

Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance

Cons

The morale is at the lowest ebb

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being reactive and start being proactive with new gear, the competition has moved on

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Death by a thousand cuts...

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, flexible working environment, focus is on higher growth product areas in the telecom space, ongoing difficulties have fostered good employee camaraderie. Decent customer footprint.

    Cons

    No strategy or vision, management tends to be reactionary and tactical in their decision making. Questionable and public lack of confidence in new CEO. Very risk averse and incestuous culture. Environment does not reward risk takers or those who challenge the status quo...future highly unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold, get a strategy and commit to it. Sell a vision to our customers and the marketplace to help build back any credibility. Bring in outsiders to garner new perspectives. Invest and move away from the "shrink our way to prosperity" mode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work in the old days

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, no incentive to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sad morale, too many lay-offs, too many products cancelled, no one wants to stay.

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