JDSU
2.8 of 5 149 reviews
www.jdsu.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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47% Approve of the CEO

JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter

Thomas Waechter

(89 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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JDSU is a rewarding and interesting place to work!

Compensation Analyst (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I have been working at JDSU full-time for less than a year

ProsThe company cares about employees and demonstrates this thru respectful management practices while pushing hard to compete in the marketplace. Management has done a good job in staying visible by communicating to the employee population on an ongoing basis thru the company website LightSource. When we showcase our products, we also showcase the people who make it all happen. The company takes employee feedback seriously and takes actions based on regular employee engagement surveys.

ConsChange is constant since we conduct a lot of acquistitions. We have a bonus plan, but it need to pay out at 100% more often.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep striving to win. Stay the course.

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

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Great place to work... challenging, but rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at JDSU full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunity to make a difference, JDSU makes an impact on the most important things in life

ConsDue to the markets we are in... there are often changes that occur quickly and with little notice, which makes planning difficult.

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

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A Breath of Fresh Air!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at JDSU full-time

ProsJDSU is a very advanced and dynamic organisation which is constantly adapting. Having previously worked for a very strictly regimented organisation, JDSU has been a breath of fresh air. The people are friendly, helpful and extremly supportive and all show an extremely realistic attitude. I would recommend JDSU to anyone willing and able to adapt to change and evolve with the company.

ConsThe only downsde to JDSU is its lack of consistency of process across its regions due to global legislation, etc, as well as during constant change. As long as you are adaptable and open then its easy to work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure consistency on the ground and promote and retain employee motiviation during great change.

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

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best place I ever worked

Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
Bloomfield, NJ (US)

I worked at JDSU

Prosvery professional, great pay, nice people to work with

Consupper management does not care about the little guy

Advice to Senior Managementcome down and talk to us some time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am happy to work in an environment that I can develop myself.

Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at JDSU

ProsIt is very important to be the your own boss when you are working on things and deciding what to do next with feedback from your manager.

ConsIt is probably very common in the market but that there are stringent time limitations to come up with something new that can be applied right away.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe leaders should realize and tell business managers about what is though and why things might take longer and needs more time and effort.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I like it

Tech Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at JDSU

ProsBenefits good relax, difficult, challenging,good ,people, innovative, bold, nice, close, people, clean people
, good people, nice people, happy people

ConsOutsourcing hurts the moral of evey sigle employee and I beleive will hurt the company in the it future endevers

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to get feedback from employees because they know whats will work in the company and do not rely on outsourcing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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JDSU is a very exciting place to work, and Management is very focused on employee engagement.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at JDSU

ProsThe business is growing rapidly and proliferating. As a technology leader, JDSU values the importance of innovation. Innovation is a priority and management is committed and invested in being the best. Management also has a high degree of focus on employee engagement and growth. Career development and leadership training are a priority.

ConsThe business units at JDSU work very hard. You are judged on what you deliver, not effort. There is not much room for failure.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs we continue to grow as a company, we need to continue to focus on employee engagement. Career development and leadership training is integral to our success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a great company to work for.

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

I have been working at JDSU

ProsChallenging work atmosphere.
You are given freedom to try new things
Good management structure

ConsVery stressful work atmosphere
Too many management changes

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to co-op at.

Software Co-Op In Comtest (Former Employee)

I worked at JDSU

ProsThis company treats co-ops with great respect. You're treated as one of the team and a serious effort is made to further you're classwork with practical application as well as a great emphasis towards on the job training with things you could never pick up in the classroom.

ConsNot many I can think of. The people there are excellent and the location in Germantown is great. I really have no complaints overall.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let the co-op program fall to the wayside in these tough times. The experience I received here was at least as important as anything I received in my university education.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work is rewarded. Tolerating a little stress pays serious dividends in the long run.

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Germantown, MD (US)

I have been working at JDSU

ProsCompetitive team atmosphere. Management staff who really care about your performance and job satisfaction. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Exciting & dynamic environment...never a dull moment. Company functions you won't beat anywhere else outside the Beltway. If you're ok with existing in a constant state of flux where your job is never the same two days in a row, JDSU is the place for you.

ConsStressful and fast paced. "Trial by fire" / very steep learning curve for those without an engineering background. It certainly isn't for everyone. Low morale as a result of layoffs and the current economic environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease right the ship. I love working here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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