Tellabs

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Tellabs Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
113 Reviews
3.2
113 Reviews
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
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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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  1.  

    Ok environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, techinical challenges, new work location

    Cons

    Politics and micromanagement due to non qualified managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 a 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
  3.  

    probably the best team culture in corporate world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart people, good and healthy corporate culture, good compensation, easygoing

    Cons

    company struggles in its market space

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Struggling telecom manufacturer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Before Tellabs started the layoffs and the industry took a dive, the environment was great. Even after some downturn, upper management did what they could to keep things positive and to try to reinvent themselves.

    Cons

    Layoffs were a definite con and the more they occurred, the more some managers used it against you. Just do this or you could be on the next list. People became afraid to speak up when things weren't quite right. Outsourcing many positions and now the acquisition of Tellabs are not good signs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did all you could to keep things going. Only time will tell now; it will depend how the merger goes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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

  7.  

    Sw engr

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs

    Pros

    Good place to work work

    Cons

    Management need to improve env

  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company and good people, not a great industry position

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Friendly supportive people and good work environment overall.

    Cons

    Not a great industry position for the company overall. Some processes can be overly bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It has been rewarding so far

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance

    Cons

    The morale is at the lowest ebb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being reactive and start being proactive with new gear, the competition has moved on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Death by a thousand cuts...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, flexible working environment, focus is on higher growth product areas in the telecom space, ongoing difficulties have fostered good employee camaraderie. Decent customer footprint.

    Cons

    No strategy or vision, management tends to be reactionary and tactical in their decision making. Questionable and public lack of confidence in new CEO. Very risk averse and incestuous culture. Environment does not reward risk takers or those who challenge the status quo...future highly unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold, get a strategy and commit to it. Sell a vision to our customers and the marketplace to help build back any credibility. Bring in outsiders to garner new perspectives. Invest and move away from the "shrink our way to prosperity" mode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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