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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 33 Tellabs Review Ratings)

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Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.5
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.3
Way You Work
4.6
Work Setting
4.5
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Staff Engineer
in Naperville, IL
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.2 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Staff Software Engineer
in Santa Clara, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Member of Technical Staff
Person You Work For 2.5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.1 / 5
Company Culture 2.1 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Staff Engineer
in Petaluma, CA

"Lack of Accountability"

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"Average compensation compared to market, although some might have top $ base salary (see next question please.)Average/mediocre coworkers who actually crank out average quality codes (better than Nortel where people are semi-retired.)Average product that actually runs, although won't sell (better than Motorola where product won't even run, thus can't sell.)"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask them does years and years of strong performance review actually mean anything How was review conducted And what's the impact to bonuses, pay raise, or simply job security"

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"No transparency even though they claim to be. There are obviously two worlds inside/outside of a tight circle. Once you are in, you get everything without accountability. So stay as close to senior mgmt as you can. If years and years of hard-work and strong review won't get you in, without shoe-shining or boot-licking, it's time for the next move."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Three keywords: fairness, transparency, and accountability."

Program Manager
in Naperville, IL

"Dated due to the the time I worked for Tellabs was 9 years ago."

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"What I liked about Tellabs was the location and at the time I joined the company I felt there would be opportunities for career growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Like any other interview, just be prepared."

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"I left a carrer position and opportunity with my previous company and the position at Tellabs only lasted a little over a year."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I understand when it comes to restructuring the business but instead of just looking at salaries they should be looking at skill sets. Ask the question; Who are the best people with the skills to take you into the next decade and beyond"

Equipment Services Project Manager
in Naperville, IL

"Great company when telecom was hot. Now, they are strugling to regain position in highly competitive market"

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"Very good to employees, helped me get my MBA, and move into project management role. Learned a lot about business and team playing and working with offshore contractors"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Wait for it"

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"the crash of the telecom industry was very painful for Tellabs, though they handled it better than most. Layoffs became commonplace since 2001, sometimes two per year. Job security was fleeting."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you are doing. I believe it will work and Tellabs will find its way back to the top."

Software QA Engineer
in Naperville, IL

"Good place to work."

Technical Trainer
in Naperville, IL

"was once a good place to work"

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"I worked with great people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"good only for short term employment"

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"for awhile we were always looking over our shoulders, wondering if today was the day we were going to be laid off. Management was very self serving"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"you need to lay off workers 50% of management could go and would not be missed."

Field Service Engineer
in Naperville, IL

"Very good"

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"The benefits package, they take care of their people."

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"Never know if you will have a job in the upcoming months"

Failure Analysis Manager
in Naperville, IL

"Tellabs is a good company that is forced to stretch resources to meet very difficult market conditions."

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"Generally speaking, most of my colleagues were capable and professional. My supervisor was also a very fair person who recognized and rewarded individual contributions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Expect to work hard and dont expect large saary increases until the telecom market recovers from the 2001 dot-com crash."

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"There is an over-riding distrust of upper-level management. Most of my co-workers did not believe most of the reports (either doom and gloom or rose-colored) issued by management, especially up the line. There is still a feeling that information is heavily filtered going up and going down the corporate food chain."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more open and forthcoming, especially with bad news."

Materials Handler
in Bolingbrook, IL

"Enjoyed my employment here, but the slow economy eventually ended my time."

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"Challenging and rewarding."

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"Office politics can be an obstacle."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No comment."

Software Engineer
in Bartlett, IL

"No money for the divisions they own now, always money to buy another company."

What do you like about working at Tellabs?

"My managers were honest and treated me well."

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"They never have enough money to give pay raises or hire enough people to do the work. BUT, there is ALWAYS enough money to buy another company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reinvest in the company."

Equipment Services Project Manager
in Bolingbrook, IL

"Great company to work for."

Consultant
in Naperville, IL

"Great COMPANY."

Tellabs Employee
in Petaluma, CA

"Saw their true colors"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Watch your back"

What don't you like about working at Tellabs?

"I worked for a great company that was Acquired by Tellabs. I was told that they would keep me on after my department was outsourced to Mexico which turned out to be a BIG LIE. They were just blowing smoke up my #$$ to make me stay and finish the outsourcing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Outsourcing by the Private Sector has had a huge negative impact on our economy. I personally lost my job due to outsourcing and had a very hard time getting another one. I know how it feels to deal with the depression and feelings of rejection when you are looking for a job during a lousy economy and a recession. Every day people are losing their jobs to Mexico, China, India, and Malaysia etc. The loss of jobs here has had a negative impact on our consumerism which in turn has affected the World Economy. People without jobs cant buy cars, houses, appliances, or travel. SAVE OUR JOBS IN ORDER TO SAVE YOURS"

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