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JDSU Reviews

Updated 9 April 2015
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  1. workplace with a lot of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDSU full-time

    Pros

    there is overall good benefits

    Cons

    a lot of politics, lack of training

  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a company for a team player person, good for self - focused people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Sales
    Current Employee - Solution Sales

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working environment
    Good colleagues
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor teamwork culture
    Only Sales based performance judgement
    No career development plan

    Advice to Management

    Listen more
    Be more professional
    Create a big company culture , it makes problem since you are buying small companies with their cultures.

  3. Great co-op student experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at JDSU as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team was small and agile with very competent people. Received good feedback from manager and always knew how to adjust to better meet goals, flexible work environment, a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    Felt there was lack of training at the start. Communication between marketing versus engineering often conflicted in terms of my targets.

    Advice to Management

    More involvement with co-ops, allow students to network with each other and larger team.

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  5. Very good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative environment, nice people and very good work culture. Work place is nice in singapore.

    Cons

    I found that Salary growth rate is on lower side. Also some strategies for future are not very clear.

  6. Exciting place

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

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    condusive environment, well organized, well compensated

    Cons

    often travelling and too much work sometime

    Advice to Management

    reduce travelling

  7. Hi-Tech company leading in difficult markets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milano (Italy)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milano (Italy)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    leading company with leading portfolio of solutions that cover all markets, strong management and teams very skilled and professional.

    Cons

    As a global company they used to globally set up same organization, this is hardly working with little offices and massive business centralization causes weakness in local organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Strategies requires plan and time to execute, too often management change too quickly, no time to build.

  8. Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn from experts in many technical fields

    Cons

    responsibilities beyond job description. Management Style

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork your people

  9. Helpful (1)

    getting tough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, MD (US)

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people that work hard

    Cons

    Upper management seems disconnected to what is really happening. Managers are just following orders

    Advice to Management

    It is getting tough to keep everyone happy with less help, there is some fear with layoffs. seems that managers are working to keep bosses happy but cant help employees due to lack of time and availability

  10. Helpful (1)

    Transition and direction is not clear

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, MD (US)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Basic benefits are competitive. Salaries are lower with respect to expectations.

    Cons

    There is a communication gap between the executives and director levels and it is highly political. Company is getting stuck in process.

    Advice to Management

    Check with the guys doing the actual work to see what they need. Work with those closest to the problem versus ladder climbing individuals.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Beware!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great CEO with great vision and approach. Good compensation package.

    Cons

    Division leaders are not in the same class as the CEO. Micro manage but talk about delegation and accountability but there is a serious lack of both. No home life balance and there's a lot of talk but the division leader behavior contradicts it. Leaders are indecisive.

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