HarveyMudd 12/4/2012 | 11:02:01 PM
re: Agere's Musical Chairs The same arrogance and ignorance that permeates through Lucent management os also seen at Agere. The company will not be able to make on its own. There is not not much work ethic within the company. It takees a lot of time to bring out the product. There is no accountability within the company.

Marketing and intense sales activities are not very efficient.
lillylu 12/4/2012 | 11:01:57 PM
re: Agere's Musical Chairs I don't know where you are getting your (mis)-information from H. Mudd. You say that there is no work ethic at Agere. Most of the people I work with are on the workaholic end of the spectrum. Those of us that are left have a very strong work ethic. Also, there is still a large core of talented engineers and technicians that remain from the people that made optoelectronics into an industry. Why do you think that during the boom times of 1999-2000, Breinigsville was the prime recruiting spot for every startup and major components company in the industry?
There is accountability, certainly in the trenches. The old Western Electric or AT&T mentality and style is long gone. If you don't produce or your project doesn't work, or get to market on time, you won't be here long.
Maybe we don't post know-it-all blowhard messages often on these boards much because we are too busy working!
As for arrogance, it's hard to be arrogant when you have lost half of your co-workers in the last year or so.

- L
R.J. Squirrel 12/4/2012 | 11:01:43 PM
re: Agere's Musical Chairs I for one don't dispute the quality or commitment of Agere's workforce. But as one of their (potential) customers, I've seen very little action from their sales side. Since they dumped their distributors, and went it alone, Agere has dropped out of my sight. No contact at all - and we were in negotiations to use some of their chips in our designs. Perhaps my company isn't big enough for them, but I don't see that they can afford to pick and choose where to get their traction - you gain speed pretty fast going down that slippery slope.
sailor 12/4/2012 | 11:01:37 PM
re: Agere's Musical Chairs Agere is reducing headcount, but not where it really needs to. Its management. Until it sheds itself of the old Lucent/AT&T Microelectronics types there will be no real change in Agere.

Good luck Agere in getting the right people who could change the company to relocate to Allentown.
edgecore 12/4/2012 | 11:00:45 PM
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