ADTRAN
3.7 of 5 50 reviews
www.adtran.com Huntsville, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

ADTRAN Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.7 50 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton

Thomas R. Stanton

(40 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A good place to work

IT Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDuring economic downturns they try hard not to lay off their full time workers. The open campus is nice without a lot of restrictions. Most manager are willing to work with employees to allow some flexibility between job and personal life.

ConsThey aren't the best at promoting from within the ranks. Most employees do not get bonuses.

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Stable company and great people

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people, decent values, freedom to work without micromanaging, stable company

ConsLow pay, no room for advancement, low emphasis on up-to-date technology

Advice to Senior ManagementYou established an IT department because you needed it. But you've since left it adrift. The technology you use affects your IT employees and when you casually toss out good technology for cheap technology you force your best IT employees to leave in order to protect their own careers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, environment, and technology. Challenges ahead.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 8 years

ProsADTRAN has many very smart and nice people. The work is challenging and technically current. The campus is beautiful. The company is getting better at providing good career paths. Within engineering, there isn't too much politics. The company is relatively small and local, which is better than being a remote division of a huge corporation.

ConsADTRAN business environment is one of disruptive technology changes and stiff competition. The company's size will present many challenges.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompete harder for technical talent. Deal with long-time employees that have gotten too comfortable and aren't contributing enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Do Not Co-op

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

ProsAny average company would have

ConsBunch of red necks. Hire Co-ops to prevent less hiring full time(thereby pay nothing as compared to full-time). They will just keep you hanging in air. Co-op with some other company where they hire Co-ops for full time after graduation

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't keep candidates hanging for no reason. Be direct.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company To Work For!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN

ProsAs a co-op they give you alot of real world work and you aren't just running around getting engineers coffee.

ConsFor the first term you are usually put into a testing group. However, this is a necessary evil because you need to learn how the products work.

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I've been at ADTRAN for a long time; it's like my second family.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt's a beautiful place to work, we have good benefits, a relaxed atmosphere and I know most of the people here.

ConsThe company is growing and changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the number of employees with the growth of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Serendipitous Tech Titan of the South

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRespected name in the industry. Friendly. Scrappy/fighting culture focused on technology and winning market share

ConsLacks organization. Do more with less mentality. Very flat organization, so very few opportunities to progress upward. (lots of opportunity to go horizontally). Pay is less than industry avg (result of being HQ'd in the South vs. Silicon Valley). Work/life balance has taken a toll over the years.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into account employee professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

Tyouuoo (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefit package, loose work schedule is a plus I guess

ConsClicks are in every department, knowledge is not shared. Ultraconservatives. Process goes to this company to DIE.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company does not foster a culture that is anywhere close to excellence.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou live in Huntsville and it is the only large Telco vendor

ConsIf you are working in remote office, you might as well look for a new job

Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work environment. Good bright people to work with. One will learn a lot working here.

ConsManagement isn't the best. Supportive, but sometimes not very organized.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as the biggest of the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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