Tekelec
3.3 of 5 60 reviews
www.tekelec.com Morrisville, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tekelec Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.3 60 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Tekelec President & CEO Ronald J. de Lange

Ronald J. de Lange

(21 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It was a great company years ago in the hay day of SS7 testing and Eagle product"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Lots of great people to work with at Tekelec"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Tekelec management can't seem to pick a winning strategy and they're basically buying up small company after"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Middle-level managers trade employees every six months or so"
    in 3 reviews
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    life was good until the company was sold to Oracle

    Credit Controller (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsTekelec was a great place to work. Oracle, not so much.

    Conscompany was sold to Oracle

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't sell out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsI experienced a great team environment. Everyone was supportive. There were challenges, as is the case with every job, but everyone pulled together to get things done.

    ConsThe company has been acquired and is now Oracle.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great small, tech company on a huge growth curve!

    Sales Operations (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsSmall company, variety of experiences, close-knit team, access to Execs

    Consno stock options, bonuses are limited,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience with Tekelec was AWESOME! Great company to work for!

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsPeople are nice to work with, benefits are great!

    ConsI don't have anything negative to say about Tekelec!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tekelec is a fairly dysfunctional company, often stymied by starting projects it doesn't have the resources to complete.

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsThey have a fairly decent cafeteria.

    ConsThey often fiddle while Rome burns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to drive projects with attainable goals. Setting unrealistic timelines can lead to poor execution as corners are cut. Learn not to demand the Cadillac solution on a Chevette budget. Remember to have a product pipeline so you don't end up with a revenue gap when your flagship product reaches market saturation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Talented people but wrong management

    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsHigh tech fundamental software development but not cutting edge. Good for new grads probably but not for more experienced people as opportunities are limited.

    ConsNot cutting edge software development. Traditional approoach afraid of adopting newer technologies and methods. Good for new grads probably but not for more experienced people as opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees

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

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    Human Resources Professional (Former Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsGREAT R&D team. Absolutely loved working in the trenches with my engineers. Great group of very passionate and dedicated team members!

    ConsFrustrating to see infighting. Unnecessary cliches which diminished employee morale. Lack of transparency between management levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a delicate balance to effectively manage the tightrope between your staff and executive mgmt; HOWEVER, if we stop and remember that your workforce are real human beings first; just perhaps then the trust and loyalty you are seeking will manifest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a great company years ago in the hay day of SS7 testing and Eagle product. Employees worked hard and took pride in their work. Company was very well respected and it was a great place to work

    ConsEventually management that made the company what it was, was moved aside in favor of management from places like Lucent or Nortel and they got away from true innovation and direction. They took their huge cash coffers and wasted it on buying out other companies and did nothing with them and lost all the cash because of lack of focus and direction. It was really said to watch what was happening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou seem to be hanging on and still are small enough to be innovative and make things happen. Listen to the people on the street and engineering for direction. I believe as in so many industries, there in lies the magic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Needing Direction of future focus of company instead of buying others with no plan

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople were great to work with at the same level

    ConsCompany lacked a true vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to what you know

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great development environment. Really smart engineers.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Morrisville, NC

    ProsOpportunity to learn everything about ip-based telephony. Independent actions are welcomed.

    ConsMiddle-level managers trade employees every six months or so. No warning. You're on a new project. Frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper level management continues to enjoy a good bonus structure. They should figure out a way to give raises to the rank-and-file who haven't seen raises in six years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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