JDSU Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every team and functional area at JDSU runs a little bit differently. Because it has grown by acquisition there are many cultures under the surface of its corporate identity. I've found that this translates into being able to make of any situation what I will, as long as my boss goes along with it. For people who want to learn new skills it's a great place to be, while challenging due to being in a very competitive market space.

    Cons

    Chaos and a culture more of a frat house than a boardroom. The company is splitting into 2 companies right now and communication is either lacking or arrives all at once without much context. Some coordination at the source would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions based on well-informed opinions and factual evidence. Don't let your ego or your gut be your guide. Be more transparent with your decisions and stand behind them when challenged.

  2. Summer Internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at JDSU as an intern

    Pros

    Learned what real engineering is all about. I was able to run some tests and get a feel for design testing. I also learned how to communicate with a large group of engineers.

    Cons

    There were very few downsides to my experience at JDSU. The largest downside was the commute, at times it could take well over an hour.

  3. Exciting place

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    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

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  5. Good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at JDSU as an intern

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers are helpful, Internship program was organized

    Cons

    Interns do expect some gifts while leaving:)

    Advice to Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    A Good Review, In Spite of JDSU

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. JDSU is a rewarding and interesting place to work!

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Keep striving to win. Stay the course.

  8. Great place to work... challenging, but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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.

  9. A Breath of Fresh Air!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDSU full-time

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

    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 Management

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

  10. best place I ever worked

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

    I worked at JDSU

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very professional, great pay, nice people to work with

    Cons

    upper management does not care about the little guy

    Advice to Management

    come down and talk to us some time

  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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