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Tellabs Operations Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Was a good company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated Employees, and rewarding work

    Cons

    Relied too much on "cash Cow" (Titan 5500). They needed to develop more products.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs Operations (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is making positive strides in many areas and pays very well, The people are a great asset and work very hard to make the company successful.

    Cons

    Unfortunately new platforms and market share are slow to mature so revenues suffer leading to more attrition and workforce reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shift all of the power and top level positions to Germany it will completely ruin the North American market.

  3. "Sr. Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company really cares for employees. Good benefits. Nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management is struggling trying to find a path forward. Tellabs had the hot product in the 90s, but has struggled to find a next-generation technology. Their costs are too high for the continually declining revenues.

    Advice to Management

    Have courage of your convictions. Find a path forward and stick with it.


  4. "Good place to start your career!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good interview process, decent start pay, upper management 'gets it', good overall work environment

    Cons

    middle management is ol' boys club, slow advancement if you don't kiss up

    Advice to Management

    Start to police your middle managers to lower your turnover rate, that will lower your training costs.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Tellabs Operations (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Talented People. Quality product.

    Cons

    Sold out to another company


  6. "Good Company Long Gone"

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

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are still there you are waiting for your severance package.

    Cons

    Too many to list, this is a shell of it's former self that is being sucked dry by VC.


  7. "Once great, it's been a steadily declining company for past 14 years."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, a lot of really great people to work with. The people of Tellabs/Coriant are it's greatest asset and the only reason to work there.

    Cons

    A once great public company, it has since been bought out by private equity and merged with Nokia Siemens Networks to form Coriant. Many jobs in the states are being moved to European destinations. The company is fraught with politics and self-serving executives.

  8. "Tech"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance The people are very friendly and open very good flexibility interms of work once a week work from home

    Cons

    Future unsure, Not really in control of the direction it is heading as it is being controlled by other companies


  9. "Good coworkers. Upper management has no vision"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs Operations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for engineers. Good building with covered parking, a plus in Naperville. On site fitness center in the same building. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Upper management has no long term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good vision, strategy and execution lined up and stick to it for a longer time. Trust the in house engineering team. They are really capable for anything you ask them to do.


  10. "Was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members working together

    Cons

    Poor business direction and choices led to the companies demise.


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