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"Decent company and good people, not a great industry position"

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Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA
Former Employee - Senior Staff in Petaluma, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good compensation and benefits. Friendly supportive people and good work environment overall.

Cons

Not a great industry position for the company overall. Some processes can be overly bureaucratic.

Other Employee Reviews for Tellabs

  1. "It has been rewarding so far"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Death by a thousand cuts..."

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    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.

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