JDSU Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2015
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JDSU President and CEO Thomas Waechter
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Pros
  • JDSU provides a very reasonable work/life balance with discretionary time off plan (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people within the business unit and excellent solutions (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management seems disconnected to what is really happening (in 11 reviews)

  • The main focus of the JDSU senior management team is to make "the street" happy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Product Application Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Applications Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Product Applications Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on real technical stuffs, can boost the core technical aspect of an individual.

    Cons

    Limited scope for change of role from one project to another.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking employee feedback even if they are at very low level.


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    Support Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Linköping (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Linköping (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, cool products, and great opportunities to work from home, lots of flexibility if handled correctly

    Cons

    Around the clock work, no 8am-5pm work, meetings scheduled depending on where most people are which means nightly meetings for me.


  3. Electronic Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Electronics in Manchester, CT (US)
    Current Contractor - Electronics in Manchester, CT (US)

    I have been working at JDSU as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looking forward to work with a dedidicated team with priority in company goals and employee progress.

    Cons

    Hourly rate of pay, duration of conversion into regular employee

    Advice to Management

    Employee wages should be considered in relation to the output and dedication of employees.


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  5. A great company becomes 2 new ones

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment allows anyone to mold their job into something they can grow with and make a contribution in.

    Cons

    The impending separation has created a lot of uncertainty and lack of clarity. Many good people are leaving or have left.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate your acquisitions from Day 1. Don't let your personal feelings towards one another cloud your judgment about what's best for the organization as a whole.


  6. great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at JDSU full-time

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    too big. some times things can get slow


  7. Contract Attorney

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Attorney in Gilroy, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Attorney in Gilroy, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JDSU as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly people, good pay, lots of work

    Cons

    The impending spin-off (only a con because it marks the end of my contract period)


  8. Excellent organisation to work with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Thāne (India)
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Thāne (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Take care of employee 2. Good pays , regular hike & great perks 3. work life balance 4. Lot of learning 5.Company always try to retain you at any cost if you're good employee 6. No pushy bosses , most of them are like leaders

    Cons

    1.Mostly centralized decision making by upper management


  9. 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.


  10. Exciting place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    condusive environment, well organized, well compensated

    Cons

    often travelling and too much work sometime

    Advice to Management

    reduce travelling


  11. Good.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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