Tellabs
3.0 of 5 98 reviews
www.tellabs.com Naperville, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tellabs Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Nov 21, 2013
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2.9 28 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly

Daniel P. Kelly

(8 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Tellabs as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsRoom for advancement and great talent

ConsToo many lay offs due to slow telecom industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good lunch, okay pay, easy life

Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Prosboss pay expensive group lunch every month
easy jobs

Consit has too much of the politics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good employee-friendly company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than a year

ProsEnvironment is encouraging, they give the employees good benefits like stocks, annual bonus etc.

ConsThey are not very careful in acquisitions. They wasted 100s of millions of dollars in acquiring wichorus and shut it one year later.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer Staff (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Tellabs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe company culture is good.

ConsThe company is conservative in investing in new products

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior SQA Eng (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsNice environment, friendly team, no micro management

Good salary, good benefit, award recognition

ConsA lot of work, extra outside working is expected weekly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Work - Useless Board of Directors and CEO (Dan Kelly)

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros- Challenging work
- Good Coworkers
- Good HR
- Good Employee Benefits

ConsBoard of Directors and CEO clearly lacks Vision. As we can see, they have cut down on all Next Gen Products and their current products are almost End of Life. They don't have adequate money to buy any company to sustain there business. So in another 3 to 6 months, Tellabs Operations will be SHUT DOWN..Mark my words. !

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop the same rhetoric (like Macro economic conditions) on every year layoff's, and start focusing on working Next Gen products if you are planning to sustain. Believe the board of directors should be completely changed and CEO Dan kelly should be Fired !!!!

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

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rewarding and energetic

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsManagers in Santa Clara are very knowledgable and technical, fair to the team members.

Conscan not think of any right now.......................

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up with the good work ....................

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Tellabs full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Team. Smart engineers. Some of the most talented individuals that I have had the experience of working with. From a compensation perspective, Tellabs was amazing and above market. Benifits were great, 401k matching, best in class health.

ConsProcess is very rigid and a very all school feel to it. Complete end to end waterfall that we very slow to move, and wasted a lot of time. Difficult to advance quickly or hire the right people as HR had some very rigid criteria a candidate had to meed before one would even apply for a given position.

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

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What happens when you have east coast mentality trying to enter a west coast dominated field

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe Santa Clara team is an exceptional team with highly talented individuals, the likes of which are slim in the valley. Great set of employees to work with and what a fun filled and challenging environment. Loved my 8 yrs of "working" there. This i Say because of the people and the product.
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"Was" an ideal place to learn about the indust

ConsThe single star review is because no matter how good a product or engineering team you have it really does not matter when you don't have a visionary running the company.
- Started off by lack of vision with top management and that never changed even with multiple restructuring CEO changes
- Then things got slimy with BoD getting greedy.
- Sales team has no clue. Does not know how to sell a product.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice can only be given to people who are listening. Everyone including the management knows that they are preparing to shut it down. Anything else that is conveyed to employees or shareholders is sadly not the truth.

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

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Ok place if you don't get laid off

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Tellabs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, smart people to work with, definitely always have the proper tools/technology provided to you

ConsA lot of downsizing which can cause anxiety/uncertainty. Future seems hazy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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