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"Sinking Fast"

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Some very competent Engineers and generally a good bunch of people to work with.
- Good work / life balance.
- Decent benefits / compensation.

Cons

- Company has no respect for Engineers.
- Company is incapable of organic product development because they refuse to respect and retain talent. The only way they can innovate is to buy other companies.
- Too many layers of management who are more concerned with reorganizing to protect their own jobs than doing what is right for the success of the company.
- Management decisions are based upon politics and turf-wars between HQ in Naperville, IL and remote offices rather than what is best for the product or company as a whole.
- Some very bad hiring decisions were made just to get people in the door. Resulted in incompetent or very inexperienced people working on critical projects.
- Constant reorganizations and layoffs. More effort is put into reorganizing than how to produce a good product.
- Poor decisions have put the company years behind the competition.
- Sad story. Was a decent company until the current CEO took over. I was hoping they would continue to grow their Silicon Valley presence (like so many other companies) and become a growing force in the networking industry. Unfortunately they are reducing their presence in Silicon Valley, retreating to HQ, and making extremely poor decisions that will ultimately lead to their demise.

Advice to Management

Replace the CEO and anyone reporting to him. The only way this old mid-Western company is going to compete in the networking industry is to clear out the incompetent management and get people in charge (preferably from Silicon Valley) who are willing to do the right things.

Other Employee Reviews for Tellabs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "frequent layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good learning environment
    competitive salary
    good coworkers

    Cons

    incompetent leadership
    health benefits lousy
    frequent layoffs

    Advice to Management

    incompetent management needs to be weeded out. Poor decision making has resulted in reduced revenue and layoffs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My experience was positive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My manger was a nice person and he took care of us and we took care of us as far as work is concerned.

    Cons

    No raise for 4 years


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