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Tekelec Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
64 Reviews
3.7
64 Reviews
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Tekelec President & CEO Ronald J. de Lange
Ronald J. de Lange
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and family atmosphere (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people, quality product, enjoyable atmosphere, good benefits, challenging work (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Engineer III

    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bonus structure helped encourage a team atmosphere. Good for new grads. Exposure to a large range of technologies and good coding practices. High quality requirements. Great time off policy and benefits. Good work-life balance and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Opportunities are limited, salary reviews not happening. Some upper management have been around for a long time which is good and bad. Promotions are few and far between.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good while it was Tekelec

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tekelec

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    It was acquired by Oracle so it is no longer Tekelec.

  3.  

    Good people, quality product, enjoyable atmosphere - a good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Tekelec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, quality product, enjoyable atmosphere, good benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    management, Management, & MANAGEMENT...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from the "Sweat-Shop" management philosophy of your foreign managers. This is the USA, not India. Treat individuals as such, not just a number.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    life was good until the company was sold to Oracle

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    company was sold to Oracle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sell out

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    The company has been acquired and is now Oracle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great small, tech company on a huge growth curve!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no stock options, bonuses are limited,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice to work with, benefits are great!

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Tekelec full-time

    Pros

    They have a fairly decent cafeteria.

    Cons

    They often fiddle while Rome burns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Former HR Professional

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Tekelec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Talented people but wrong management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Tekelec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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