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Tellabs Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good working environment and people treat each other with respect and you get to work on leading edge technology products (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people, good benefits, casual atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The talent has already moved to other companies in the silicon valley (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is based in Naperville and did not understand how to operate in the Silicon Valley (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Good Working environment and teams.

    Cons

    Jobs were uncertain and layoff was an issue.


  2. "Mistakes from upper management, great environment to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the Santa Clara office. The upper management did not have a clue, but the local team was managed very well.

    Cons

    Upper management is based in Naperville and did not understand how to operate in the Silicon Valley

    Advice to Management

    Too late now, company has been sold to private equity. Could have done so much more. Some great products, great engineers.

  3. "Not so bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tellabs full-time

    Pros

    Good leaders, great products.....Family friendly

    Cons

    Industry took a poor turn

    Advice to Management

    Look Ahead t


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for and good compensation.

    Cons

    No cons i can think of currently.

    Advice to Management

    No feedback for management. Keep doin what you are doin.


  5. "Great Culture"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tellabs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Friendly, Open, good work life balance, and great facility with lots of benefits

    Cons

    Lots of Layoffs due to turbulent economy


  6. "Technical Customer Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology knowledge appreciated by management.

    Cons

    The router business was cyclical.


  7. "Used to be great, now in a death spiral"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, highly motivated and talented

    Cons

    They just can't figure out their business niche

  8. "Telcom: tough ride"

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. For the most part team members were focused on doing the right things for the company (which I am finding is somewhat uncommon).
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Shrinking market share. Failed on LTE

    Advice to Management

    Well there has been some changes.
    Being private is a good thing, helps buffer the telcom roller coaster.
    Best advise is do not think the NSN team members in Germany have all the best practices. Hint... they definately don't.


  9. "Tellabs -"

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    Former Employee - Director - Solutions Marketing in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Director - Solutions Marketing in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great products and good people

    Cons

    Made some mistakes and lost accountability

    Advice to Management

    Considering it is sold to PE, things would be managed better.


  10. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging and engaging environment. Management was interested in improving processes and listened to employees ideas and contributions. Employees in this group have a very broad range of job responsibilities. Pay is very good.

    Cons

    Company changed hands several times over the years creating challenges and many changes. The last purchase eliminated many positions and did not give any thought to who they were letting go except the cost savings. Future outlook for company is questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication channels open and communicate often with employees since there are so many changes and strategy is not certain.


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