Tellabs Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a good traditional telecommunication company

    Cons

    slow grow with lower promotion


  2. QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base.

    Cons

    Bad management and non competitive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    I could no longer build things faster than management destroyed them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Great work, my boss is fabulous

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Working at Tellabs

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good people to work with

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    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - IT SAP in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  8. Great ride while it lasted. Ship sank under poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, family like culture, great comp & benefits

    Cons

    Management slow to making decisions which led to missing market share, analysis paralysis & constant directional changes. Layoffs every Q which has employees on edge instead of focusing on work

    Advice to Management

    Cut the layers of management & go back to doing business to match the low revenue stream coming through now. You're still operating w a lot of layers & overhead of nice to have employees, processes, tools. Scale back to the days where people wear many hats & do what is needed to get things done. Support R&D in new development of key features that many customers want; not just the customers who scream the loudest.


  9. Ok environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    training


  10. good lunch, okay pay, easy life

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  11. Helpful (4)

    Struggling telecom manufacturer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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