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Updated 22 May 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fuquay-Varina, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fuquay-Varina, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JDSU (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I wish I could think of something special but it is pretty run of the mill. Actually, they are very adept at making stuff nobody wants to buy.

    Cons

    Entrenched clique of folks that have survived being sold a number of times. Unwilling to put in place any corporate structure that enforces accountability. Layoffs occur often to boost the perception the company is profitable, or as a result of a knee jerk change of technical direction. Been around for many years yet operates like a startup, including the fear of closing the doors if next quarter profits are down.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They haven't listened so far.


  2. "Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JDSU (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience. good engineer team.

    Cons

    Too many Manager, company has no future planning.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Carrier Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD (US)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JDSU (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, tons of experienced folks who are dedicated. Good benefits.

    Cons

    If you're coming into a territory that sold over quota the year before, it might be a challenge to make new sales for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be too intense at times. It ruins the momentum


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  5. "IT Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Milpitas, CA (US)

    I worked at JDSU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had good time until the company announced that they are going to Split. It was only little more than year that I worked so I cant say for sure whether I would have enjoyed long term. When I was working, the IT leadership team was great: CIO, VP of IT Apps and several directors that I interacted with were seasoned experts and professional.

    Cons

    offshore development...we all know how that works. Some of the Business Partners are in US East Coast and Europe. So, people who are based out of HQ be prepared to work in weird hours, either talking to Business users or with the development team who is based in India.


  6. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Recognized leader in test equipment with good products.

    Cons

    Run by bean counters who do not understand the technology in the industry they are running.


  7. "Firmware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NIce co-workers, Good work life balance, Good growth for career, Interesting projects

    Cons

    Not many cons. It is overall a good place

    Advice to Management

    Do not change management often


  8. "Dgm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JDSU (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is good to work with

    Cons

    Not many cons are there in this company

    Advice to Management

    Good


  9. "Senior R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great engineers
    Flexible schedule although overtime negated much of it

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends is always worth it was a common management phrase
    Poor management


  10. "Excellent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place great environment.. benefits very good too..

    Cons

    Management keep changing, they value engineers more than administrative staff


  11. "Great Working Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was great working at JDSU Singapore. The benefits are great, office located within 15 mins walk from MRT station. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Prospect may not be good as Singapore site is small

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more in Singapore


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