JDSU
2.8 of 5 155 reviews
www.jdsu.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

JDSU Reviews in Colorado Springs, CO

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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2.2 5 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter

Thomas Waechter

(3 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good people. Ambiguous company direction.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGood people. Good compensation. Company treats it's employees well.

    ConsNot sure if the company really knew where they were going. Constant management changeups. Frequently changing message to the engineers. Made it hard to stay motivated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify and focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great position, very poor management

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsGreat position and team work. I enjoyed the challenge of the position and the ownership of what I was working on.

    ConsManagement bullied staff to where people found new jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the individual as a person because they bring a lot of talent to the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company trying to look big

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsCommited to launching new products

    ConsAbysmal management, poor working environment, hard pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Purchased division from Agilent and JDSU is no Agilent

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsThey respect my opinions and efforts

    ConsEmployees sometimes viewed as cogs in a wheel

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

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    Average (on average). Fun products to develop; poor opportunities to learn.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsThe pay is descent, the work/life balance is good. Coworkers are fun.

    ConsOpportunities to learn from one another aren't very good nor is there any sponsored training to stay with the cutting edge. Instead there is training for the mundane which really an engineer should be able to figure out on their own (e.g. how to use the email program).

    The feel from upper management is that they do not care about the employee. They want to know what they can get from us rather than what they can do for us (or at least provide incentive to work hard). Morale is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to trust their lower management more. They seem to seek scapegoats rather than accept responsibility on their part. They have driven away good people and are continuing to do so.

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