Tellabs

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Tellabs Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
110 Reviews
3.2
110 Reviews
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
Daniel P. Kelly
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Environment is encouraging, they give the employees good benefits like stocks, annual bonus etc (in 5 reviews)


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

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work, my boss is fabulous

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Tellabs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

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

    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
  3.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Tellabs as an intern (less than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Tellabs as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement and great talent

    Cons

    Too many lay offs due to slow telecom industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good lunch, okay pay, easy life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    boss pay expensive group lunch every month
    easy jobs

    Cons

    it has too much of the politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs part-time

    Pros

    people.Good company benefits, people were nice and excellent technology

    Cons

    hours Loosing market share to big competitors

  8.  

    Talent is rewarded very well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time

    Pros

    If you are talented and work hard, you are rewarded well

    Cons

    Part of the telecom industry, which struggles as a whole; considering that Tellabs has done very well

  9.  

    Good place to work in the old days

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, no incentive to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sad morale, too many lay-offs, too many products cancelled, no one wants to stay.

  10.  

    My stay was wonderful and I had plenty of opportunity at Tellabs

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tellabs sports very professional environment
    Flexible time
    Team lunches

    Cons

    Long stays near release dates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, good working environment

    Cons

    Bad managers who have no clue on how to handle people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give managers more training in handling people

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