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"Impressed with upper management direction and focus."

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Current Employee - Product Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Product Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

JDSU has chosen to only operate in high growth markets and only if they can be the #1 or #2 player in that market. Management has a clear vision and works diligently to achieve the well communicated goals.

Cons

Some divisions have limited growth potential for employees.

Advice to Management

The cumbersome annual self-review process is meaningless and has absolutely no bearing on promotions or raises.

Other Employee Reviews for JDSU

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Senior Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decenet compensation and benefits, 1st level management is OK

    Cons

    Senior management is clueless, brought from outside and doesn't understand business at all; they fire people with industry nowledge and keep yes-man. They're gambling on 100-200% growth (BHAG) since they're uncapable of managing existing products. If they lose this gamble, the still get their golden parachutes, so they don't care about anything. Also, amount of top management is ridiculous - 75% of them could be fired without any effect, andinstead engineers can be retained to develop new products. NSD acquisition is almost complete bust - we bought 15-year old product and offshore R&D centers who took 3-4-5 years to execute even a simple task.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Let people who grew in a company (respective divisions) run them - you're a failure and a joke.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "unmotivated"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some smart developers that you can learn new technologies from, if given the chance.
    The dress code is very casual.

    Cons

    There is no direction or innovation for tomorrow's products. Just maintaining the current products which leads to poor work morale. Very little room for technical advancement since it is really not encouraged or

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to worry too much about the now and not the future.
    Employees and products need to grow for a company to grow.
    There is not enough information sharing with employees about the planned roadmap for the company especially more than a quarter out.


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