JDSU Reviews

Updated 7 August 2014
Updated 7 August 2014
168 Reviews

2.8
168 Reviews
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JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter
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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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  1.  

    Good.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU as an intern

    Pros

    Managers are helpful, Internship program was organized

    Cons

    Interns do expect some gifts while leaving:)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internship program should be 12week program. Interns should get some gifts !!

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Good Review, In Spite of JDSU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

    I worked at JDSU full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed learning about, and being a contributor to, the technology and its applications for everyday products.
    The corporate culture was open, friendly, and helpful - a singular occurrence these days.
    I was able to grow my career and develop new skills

    Cons

    Too many computer systems and software - every time JDSU bought another company, we'd have to learn and incorporate their system and methods.
    JDSU's corporate culture was systematically eroding the friendly atmosphere of our division (Custom Optics, Santa Rosa, CA). The homogenization process will remove the essential core of what made OCLI successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the smaller companies bought to maintain their individuality. They were, presumably, purchased because of their success and product. Removing unique corporate character will inevitably harm both.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    JDSU is a rewarding and interesting place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Change 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving to win. Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work... challenging, but rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Breath of Fresh Air!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU full-time

    Pros

    JDSU 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ensure consistency on the ground and promote and retain employee motiviation during great change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    best place I ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Bloomfield, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bloomfield, NJ (US)

    I worked at JDSU

    Pros

    very professional, great pay, nice people to work with

    Cons

    upper management does not care about the little guy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come down and talk to us some time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I like it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    As 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I have been working at JDSU

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very stressful work atmosphere
    Too many management changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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