Tellabs Operations - Good learning opportunities, stagnant growth. | Glassdoor
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"Good learning opportunities, stagnant growth."

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Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Tellabs Operations full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Large corp. engineering lab tools and training. Diverse knowledge across eng. staff allows for good collaboration. Management generally supports time to design reliable products.

Cons

12 years of continuous downsizing prohibits job growth or moving around within company, raises/bonuses tied to corp. performance which has meant none.

Advice to Management

Corporate strategy tends toward chasing opportunities already at their peak rather then planning for long-term. Many projects started and then canceled due to missing market window. Hoping to see new managers brought in with fresh ideas.

Other Employee Reviews for Tellabs Operations

  1. "Great coworkers and products"

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

    I have been working at Tellabs Operations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - able to work on different projects and technologies
    - Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    -No career development
    - Management has no vision


  2. "Death by a Thousand Cuts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tellabs Operations full-time

    Pros

    Some good people remain, flexible working arrangements and the company competes in product areas that many global telecom providers continue to invest in. A good sense of camaraderie for those that remain. Benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    Market share in key segments continues to erode. Company is very reactive and risk averse. No real longer term strategy or vision; the corporate strategy group has minimal influence at best. Ongoing announcements every 6-12 months about restructuring and head count reductions have created an environment of low morale where remaining employees continue to fear and expect the worst. Not sure, especially for companies that rely on rapid innovation to stay relevant, that there are many good examples of companies shrinking their way to prosperity. Not much excitement or confidence in the new CEO or the future. A difficult environment.

    Advice to Management

    Identify a longer term strategy and commit - be bold! You have about exhausted all your credibility and your runway to drive real change gets shorter by the quarter. Stop tolerating non performance by the organization - expect and demand excellence and reward for it. Ongoing non performance is costing market share, revenues and the future! Absolutely need to think outside the box to motivate and retain key employees.

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