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Tellabs Reviews

Updated January 23, 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 11 reviews)

  • Good people to work with and learn from (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Company with headquaters in Naperville might not fully understand the bay area culture and support the employees to the full extent (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work in the old days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, no incentive to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Sad morale, too many lay-offs, too many products cancelled, no one wants to stay.


  2. "Talent is rewarded very well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tellabs full-time

    Pros

    If you are talented and work hard, you are rewarded well

    Cons

    Part of the telecom industry, which struggles as a whole; considering that Tellabs has done very well


  3. Helpful (1)

    "very good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tellabs part-time

    Pros

    people.Good company benefits, people were nice and excellent technology

    Cons

    hours Loosing market share to big competitors


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  5. "good lunch, okay pay, easy life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    boss pay expensive group lunch every month
    easy jobs

    Cons

    it has too much of the politics


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Tellabs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working at Tellabs. The management and project managers, design engineers and my fellow field service engineers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes last minute travel. Tellabs has gone private and lost some of their major clients. I wouldn't recommend looking for a career at Tellabs.


  7. "Great work, my boss is fabulous"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New merger related work is very challenging and exciting. New outlook is suddenly positive.

    Cons

    I wonder if Marlin Partners can be trusted. I hope so, so far so good.


  8. "Electronic Test Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prototype Test Technician
    Current Employee - Prototype Test Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best wage, conditions and job work.

    Cons

    Mid management introduced after 8 months making constraints on the job.


  9. "Purchasing Agent / Buyer / Planning Eng."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Buyer/Planning Eng in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Buyer/Planning Eng in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The CEO was also the founder of the company. Best upper management.

    Cons

    After Tellabs merged with Coriant, it was not the same.


  10. "a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and learn from.
    Good work and lift balance
    Good environment to work.
    I like Tellabs very much.

    Cons

    too little to fight with other big company


  11. "Tellabs - Worked as product manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tellabs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, interesting customer base

    Cons

    Company failed to keep up with market



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