In a previous blog post, I mentioned that we would be providing greater insight into various JDSU sites around the globe. For this blog posting, a key site in Shenzhen, China is in the spotlight.
Where is your site located?
Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China
How many employees work at your site?
The Shenzhen site has 311 employees that focus on Research and Development, Supply Chain Management, Operations, Sales and Customer Service with a major focus on designing optical communications solutions that provide flexibility within network infrastructures.
What are some of the key business initiatives at your site?
The Chinese network communications market is very large and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The Shenzhen team works very closely with all of the major network providers in China and we continue to grow our presence in the region.
We’ve had several R&D successes at the site that include advancements to our optical and transmission components, such as amplifiers and transceivers that are smaller in size and reduce power consumption, which are big priorities for our customers.
What are some of the key employee and/or community initiatives at your site?
Employee clubs are very popular at the Shenzhen site. These clubs have regular meetings and activities and enjoy broad participation from everyone. The clubs include football club, yoga club, basketball club, badminton club, and English club. By participating in regular group activities outside the office, a real team atmosphere is created for everyone in Shenzhen.
Recently we had a very successful a family day activity where all employees’ families were invited to come to the office to learn more about what we do. This is an annual event and is very popular.
Tell us about the local culture?
Shenzhen is one of the youngest cities in China. In the last 30 years it has grown from a fishing village to one of China’s largest cities with a population of over 14 million. Nowadays, young people from all over the country come to Shenzhen to seek their fortune.
The major event for the Shenzhen site is the annual Chinese New Year celebration. This extravaganza is the highlight of the year.
Share something unique about your site you would like employees to know?
The JDSU Shenzhen site has been in existence for 15 years and as such there are many employees who have been with JDSU for a long time.
The Shenzhen team consistently has the highest engagement score for APAC in the annual JDSU employee survey. Employees genuinely like the work they do at JDSU. People routinely say that they feel respected and that the Shenzhen site is like a big family to them.
Note: Responses are directly from team leaders in the region.
Photo caption: Shenzhen employees participating in a Lunar New Year celebration.
Photo caption: The Shenzhen site hosts Family Day 2014.