Tellabs

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Tellabs Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
111 Reviews

3.4
111 Reviews
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
Daniel P. Kelly
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The working environment is both professional and friendly (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The company is conservative in investing in new products (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not the same as it was...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tellabs was a great place to work even after the downturn. In general, management did what they could to keep things positive.

    Cons

    Layoffs, of course. It became a bit nerve-wracking wondering if you were next on the list. Some unfortunate product choices didn't play out the way some hoped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a good traditional telecommunication company

    Cons

    slow grow with lower promotion

  3.  

    QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base.

    Cons

    Bad management and non competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I could no longer build things faster than management destroyed them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company for a long time

    Cons

    Management became incompetent over time, never infused new thoughts or abilities, made decisions in a vacuum and never created a viable strategy. This same management is now trying to turn the company around. The right people were never developed and what is left is only credit stealing posers that have a distorted view or reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully the new owners will realize the true source of the problem but it is almost too late. It will be sliced into pieces and become part of history.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work, my boss is fabulous

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    New merger related work is very challenging and exciting. New outlook is suddenly positive.

    Cons

    I wonder if Marlin Partners can be trusted. I hope so, so far so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Tellabs

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    Pros

    I loved working at Tellabs. The management and project managers, design engineers and my fellow field service engineers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes last minute travel. Tellabs has gone private and lost some of their major clients. I wouldn't recommend looking for a career at Tellabs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Material analyst intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well cultured with high values and standards with good compensation

    Cons

    Company running in a loss

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work with

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    Former Employee - IT SAP  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Covered garage & Cafe had great food

    Cons

    Company had no direction at the time I left

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    The company is great to work for. Management always was available to help. They had different executives come and speak with interns on a weekly basis about the company and their roles.

    Cons

    As an intern I can not think of anything negative to say about this company it was truly a great experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Happy

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    Pros

    Pays a livable wage. Managers were a hundred+ miles away so you can work stress free. But it wouldn't matter if they were there anyway.

    Cons

    Layoffs with inconsistent work. Always worried you're not going to have a job in a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put pressure on lower management to remove mediocre technicians.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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