Tellabs Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Operations

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    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Very challenging and engaging environment. Management was interested in improving processes and listened to employees ideas and contributions. Employees in this group have a very broad range of job responsibilities. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    Company changed hands several times over the years creating challenges and many changes. The last purchase eliminated many positions and did not give any thought to who they were letting go except the cost savings. Future outlook for company is questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication channels open and communicate often with employees since there are so many changes and strategy is not certain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Tellabs (now Coriant)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and work/life balance is good. There is room for taking on new responsibilities and learning new skills.

    Cons

    Future is somewhat unclear due to being taken private by an equity company. Many changes to the roles performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate fully with employees on what the near future holds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Not the same as it was...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
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  5. engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs

    Pros

    a good traditional telecommunication company

    Cons

    slow grow with lower promotion

  6. QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base.

    Cons

    Bad management and non competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people 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

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

    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at Tellabs

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Material analyst intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Well cultured with high values and standards with good compensation

    Cons

    Company running in a loss

  11. 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

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

    Pros

    Covered garage & Cafe had great food

    Cons

    Company had no direction at the time I left

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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