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JDSU Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 159 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter

Thomas Waechter

(90 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also good work life balance and in some groups you can work remotely for a few days a week (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people within the business unit and excellent solutions (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Employees are overworked - no work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper Management can't seem to get it together especially when dealing with the customers (in 10 reviews)

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    Product Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    Prosflexibility and peace in doing job,

    Conslack of exposure to new technologies, no work culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide more opportunities to employees for their growth within organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company grew through acquisitions, so really depends on which site/group you are a part of.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCurrent CEO has done a good job over the past 5 years integrating all of the different sites to be more unified - one culture, improved communication, common goals.
    Pretty reasonable/flexible work schedule - heavy when critical deadlines, more relaxed when things are slower, not constant sweatshop.
    Diverse in terms of products/technology and sites/locations - opportunity to move around if you want to try something new by moving internally.

    ConsHR is unimpressive - no real concept of employee development/career paths, managers a lot of times on their own to handle their reports, have seen improvements over past couple of years though.
    Saw a lot of hiring from outside at higher management levels, rather than promoting/growing leaders from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of people who care and want to do well for themselves and the business unit.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people within the business unit and excellent solutions.

    ConsNew management can't harness talent of existing team

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your people and you will be successful

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall office environment, everyone knows everyone well.

    ConsNothing much to complaint except they decided to close down the office in Penang.

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    Well managed and structured sales organization - desire to be great

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBrand recognition, invested in providing sales force with resources to succeed (demo equipment, expenses, training, etc) , sales management. Solid comp plans.

    ConsProduct quality dipping in places. Top line management making some questionable roadmap decisions. Lot of outsiders coming in and long term talent departing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNSE: Don't lose sight of our core competency for designing and selling top quality telecom instrumentation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing Engineer Staff (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA (US)

    Prosgood environment, Friendly people, managers are reasonable and easy to deal with

    Consa little bit heavy work load, not much career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Culture, friendly environment and location is good for San Jose folks.

    ConsNot much growth. Too much focus on KPI and not on the actual work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting challenging Product Development

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Milpitas, CA (US)

    ProsCompany is paying great attention to their employee satisfaction in recent years. Plenty of challenging projects with great collaborations.

    ConsNo major one. Good transparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, if only my job was still there...

    OPs Management (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to work. Really enjoyed the people. Salaries are competitive and good benefits.

    ConsNone of the hardware products will be Made in the USA - all domestic manufacturing is being outsourced to global Contract Manufacturers, all of whom are currently outside the USA. The end result being a lot of manufacturing people being laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSaving labor costs by outsourcing offshore isn't always the best solution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI got work from home and the managers were co-operating

    ConsI found not much growth potential overall

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