Tellabs Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
Daniel P. Kelly
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Pros
  • Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Executive leadership has been lacking in the past but recent changes are a step in the right direction (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of product vision and decreasing market share (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Purchasing/Buyer /Planning Eng.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Buyer/Planning Eng in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Buyer/Planning Eng in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very god place to work!

    Cons

    After the merger in 2013, it was NOT the same.


  2. Staff Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Tellabs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on large deployments

    Cons

    Big company culture that slows down things

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring innovation at a faster pace.


  3. Good Company and very nice culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    - Higher Management has open door policy
    - Very nice working environment

    Cons

    - Management has little short vision in terms of future growth


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  5. Network Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs

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

    Pros

    good benefits and location for job.

    Cons

    poor mgmt and copany's culture is poor too.


  6. Technical Customer Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tellabs

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

    Pros

    Technology knowledge appreciated by management.

    Cons

    The router business was cyclical.


  7. Mid-sized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility and family friendly. Open to new ideas and product focused.

    Cons

    Too many silos and difficult to align corporate agendas


  8. Electronic Test Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prototype Test Technician
    Current Employee - Prototype Test Technician

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best wage, conditions and job work.

    Cons

    Mid management introduced after 8 months making constraints on the job.


  9. Used to be great, now in a death spiral

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, highly motivated and talented

    Cons

    They just can't figure out their business niche


  10. Good people, tough work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Smart people who want to make a difference and grow the business.

    Cons

    Management does not have a well defined business plan.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to merge with another Telecom to thrive.


  11. Telcom: tough ride

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Tellabs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work. For the most part team members were focused on doing the right things for the company (which I am finding is somewhat uncommon).
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Shrinking market share. Failed on LTE

    Advice to Management

    Well there has been some changes.
    Being private is a good thing, helps buffer the telcom roller coaster.
    Best advise is do not think the NSN team members in Germany have all the best practices. Hint... they definately don't.



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