Tellabs Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Tellabs CEO Daniel P. Kelly
Daniel P. Kelly
9 Ratings

Pros
  • Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Cutting Edge Technology and good customer base (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Executive leadership has been lacking in the past but recent changes are a step in the right direction (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of product vision and decreasing market share (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Technical Customer Manager

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    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology knowledge appreciated by management.

    Cons

    The router business was cyclical.


  2. Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on large deployments

    Cons

    Big company culture that slows down things

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring innovation at a faster pace.


  3. work enviroment

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good engineers and middle range Managers

    Cons

    The highest level management don't have a clear direction for the projects. Sometime project get cancel or distribute to the other branches.


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  5. Working at Tellabs

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at. Friendly people and nice work environment. I worked at their Santa Clara location.

    Cons

    Did not have a clear vision of what to do. Work life balance was good but compensation was below market standards.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a clearer road map going forward.


  6. Great People

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement and great talent

    Cons

    Too many lay offs due to slow telecom industry


  7. 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


  8. A good employee-friendly company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  9. Sr SQA engineer

    Current Employee - Senior SQA Eng in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Eng in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly team, no micro management Good salary, good benefit, award recognition

    Cons

    A lot of work, extra outside working is expected weekly


  10. Staff Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The company culture is good.

    Cons

    The company is conservative in investing in new products


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Board 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 Management

    Please 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 !!!!



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