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"It has been rewarding so far"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Naperville, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Working alongside talented staff, work-life balance

Cons

The morale is at the lowest ebb

Advice to Management

Stop being reactive and start being proactive with new gear, the competition has moved on

Other Employee Reviews for Tellabs

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Death by a thousand cuts..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, flexible working environment, focus is on higher growth product areas in the telecom space, ongoing difficulties have fostered good employee camaraderie. Decent customer footprint.

    Cons

    No strategy or vision, management tends to be reactionary and tactical in their decision making. Questionable and public lack of confidence in new CEO. Very risk averse and incestuous culture. Environment does not reward risk takers or those who challenge the status quo...future highly unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, get a strategy and commit to it. Sell a vision to our customers and the marketplace to help build back any credibility. Bring in outsiders to garner new perspectives. Invest and move away from the "shrink our way to prosperity" mode.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Penny Wise, Pound Foolish"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - knowledgeable and good work ethics
    Amenities - parking garages for all, good cafeteria and other services
    Very clean facilities

    Cons

    Everytime the market hiccups they lay people off even though they are debt free.
    Obsessed with outsourcing everything to other countries just because they are cheaper workforce. But you get what you pay for - high turnover which is disruptive - and the time difference makes it challenging to get things done in a timely fashion.
    Unrealistic deadlines that no-one takes seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Start making realistic achievable deadlines which saves money and stress.
    Keep the U.S. talent and stop trying to save a buck with overseas help.

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