ADTRAN

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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
67 Reviews
3.5
67 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 7 reviews)

  • Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • HUntsville locations does not offer a lot of access to Customer sites and only one telecom company essentially for at least 100 miles (in 4 reviews)

  • Can't think of any real cons, the entire experience was great and they really care about their co-ops (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies, Excellent teams with adaptation to new agile methodologies. Good opportunities to improve personal development.

    Cons

    Human resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs. Decent compensation. Need more product visions on certain areas. A bit conservation business approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Very casual work place and great people to work with.

    Cons

    The job title structure isn't very growth oriented for budding engineers

  3.  

    A great company to work for that cares about its employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment fosters teamwork.
    Beautiful campus that creates a refreshing work environment.
    Employees are smart, hard working and helpful.

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be difficult between departments.
    Forcing hardware and software teams onto the same timelines and expectations can cause issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No politics in working environment.

    Cons

    We are not at the headquarter. No gym and less training class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  6.  

    Great people, not a lot of advancement opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part the people are great. Willing to help and knowledgeable. There is a good work/live balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management and lack of upward mobility. The management is so flat in some instances that promotion is next to impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people and don't make it so difficult and uncomfortable when they have to talk with you.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Adtran is still a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    The products are awesome and the campus is first rate. Good people in a good market. Although the environment is still good, it used to be much, much better.

    Cons

    company tends to run lean, which is a pro and a con. Often short handed but being over worked is more secure than being under worked and fearing a pink slip...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on business expenses rather than Engineering results the past several years has changed the atmosphere drastically and reduced individual productivity and/or creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Alot of very smart employees. Good Pay. Very interesting and challenging work. Cares about their employees. Great facilities.

    Cons

    The Company needs to do a better job articulating the company vision for moving forward. Clearly define career paths for employees..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to define career advancement and better salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    During 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.

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Stable company and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, environment, and technology. Challenges ahead.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    ADTRAN 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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