JDSU Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter
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Pros
  • JDSU provides a very reasonable work/life balance with discretionary time off plan (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people within the business unit and excellent solutions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems disconnected to what is really happening (in 11 reviews)

  • The main focus of the JDSU senior management team is to make "the street" happy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Was a great place to work 5 years ago...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Long history of great products and services.

    Cons

    Executive management team has a vision for the future, but they may be moving away from core competencies too quickly.


  2. middle size company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    like the most of large company, fix working time, not so busy

    Cons

    always sold department, cut experienced members, and hire new graduated employee


  3. JDSU Maintenance

    Current Employee - Response Tech Supervisor in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Response Tech Supervisor in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. New challenges everyday..never boring.

    Cons

    Not forward looking enough. Threw away decades of experience in a recent down sizing.


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  5. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Leadership, very top heavy, work life balance hard to achieve


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Hardware Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team of engineers are top notch and the scope of work can be challenging and use cutting edge solutions.

    Cons

    No value whatsoever is placed on the engineers. You are treated purely like a company asset with no regard for work/life balance or career direction. Your experience and professionalism are completely ignored and your integrity is sacrificed to meet unrealistic and questionable business goals.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing your best employees because of your short-term views and lack of respect for your engineers. As the job market is improving this is only going to accelerate. There needs to be a fundamental shift in how you treat the R&D teams and a serious review of the behavior of your senior management team.


  7. Friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment that supports employee interaction

    Cons

    Changes in organization occur more than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Good move to an agile organization


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good & Bad

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    Current Employee - R&D Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at JDSU (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology to work on

    Cons

    Cheap in the way they treat employees


  9. A lot of reorganization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good work/life balance nice workmates medical benefits not bad

    Cons

    company not stable compensation & benefits for same level of engineer varies too much work environment can be improved


  10. Helpful (2)

    Test/Reliability Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a place to work.

    Cons

    They are constantly looking to outsource their jobs, mainly China and Mexico, so that they can reduce their labor costs.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing more for your employees.


  11. Basic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible vacation, technical strength, some opportunities

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, poor social environment



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