Tellabs
3.0 of 5 104 reviews
www.tellabs.com Naperville, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tellabs Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.0 104 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly

Daniel P. Kelly

(28 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
  • "Part of the telecom industry, which struggles as a whole; considering that Tellabs has done very well"
    in 3 reviews
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    Not the same as it was...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLayoffs, 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I could no longer build things faster than management destroyed them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company for a long time

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementHopefully 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosa good traditional telecommunication company

    Consslow grow with lower promotion

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCutting Edge Technology and good customer base.

    ConsBad management and non competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for everyone

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsClassical American company. Good training and good work culture

    Constoo slower than the Chinese telecom companies

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove the manager's skill.

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    Great work, my boss is fabulous

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell cultured with high values and standards with good compensation

    ConsCompany running in a loss

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    Working at Tellabs

    Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with

    IT SAP (Former Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    ProsCovered garage & Cafe had great food

    ConsCompany had no direction at the time I left

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Naperville, IL

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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