Tellabs Operations

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Tellabs Operations Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good coworkers. Upper management has no vision

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for engineers. Good building with covered parking, a plus in Naperville. On site fitness center in the same building. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Upper management has no long term vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good vision, strategy and execution lined up and stick to it for a longer time. Trust the in house engineering team. They are really capable for anything you ask them to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was great while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great team members working together

    Cons

    Poor business direction and choices led to the companies demise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    North American Customer Satisfaction Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A large company with the small company feel. Big enough to explore new projects and give you some breathing room, small enough to still be concerned about employee relations.

    Cons

    Rapid executive turnover meant you had to keep adjusting to the new style of a new boss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location, good co-worker relationships, business users were knowledgeable

    Cons

    Management changes, company stability, outsourced parts of IT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good company

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible great colleagues. At one time it was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Brain drain. Off-shoring. Ivory tower management. Really bad decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company especially in their hey day

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    Former Employee - Management in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people can easily become life long friends

    Cons

    Limited vision on future products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, flexible hours, nice work atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was fantastic in the early 1990's, but after 2003, they have laid off more than 5,000.

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

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They try to communicate with employees on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Very few people still possess the desire to try to make things better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify or acquire so you have some new products.

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

    Lead Systems Specialist - SAP ABAP SD

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    Former Employee - LEAD Systems SPECIALIST in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - LEAD Systems SPECIALIST in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company benefits, people were nice and excellent technology.

    Cons

    Loosing market share to big competitors like, Lucent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great company struggling to find its way forward

    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people, interesting work, good pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    struggling to find next growth product, lots of CEO turnover, moving many jobs to India and China

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