ADC Telecommunications Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
37 Reviews

3.8
37 Reviews
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ADC Telecommunications President, CEO, and Director Bob Switz
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  1.  

    Wonderful....great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to be innovative, great management

    Cons

    Industry is a tough one

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    We miss those days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    ADC was a fun place to work in it's hayday. The pay was rewarding and it was work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    Too bad ADC no longer exists as a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad you couldn't keep things going after the Telcom crash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Customer Service Rep

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. Excellent work-life balance. Positive and supportive office culture.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great general counsel to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Advisor  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Legal Advisor in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interaction was with the lawyer in ADC. Excellent partner, I went out of my way to work with them in view of the fact that they appreciated my legal servcies

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good guys like your previous in-house legal counsel!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Short term but interesting

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good concept to co-locate a regional warehouse with strategic teams (Installation, Engineering, Project Management

    Cons

    Top heavy influence from corporate team, who were not in touch with the pulse of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been a good thing to get out and away from the corporate offices and listen to your work force.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company realized just how great in hindsight

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration  in  Eden Prairie, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Administration in Eden Prairie, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Employee Oriented; great benefits; great middle management that cared about the EEs

    Cons

    CEO was too conservative with cash flow to invest wisely therefore set up company for takeover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too Late - the good times are now gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not sure what they are thinking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really good place to work, great people and relaxed worked environment. Benefits package better than other companies.

    Cons

    Company will make changes without informing employees of changes until after the fact. Communication between upper management and the rest of the workforce is non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your work force, they are the ones that meet customers daily and keep the company moving forward.

  9.  

    Exceptional place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, highly developed HR infrastructure, solid employee engagement. Professionally developed management team and clear strategic goals.

    Cons

    Made a mistake several years ago with the selection of a CEO from outside our culture. This is a Midwest company with Midwestern values. They care about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent HR leadership team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great customer focus. Manufacturing prowess consistently improved every year. People were highly motivated to win and get the job done.

    Cons

    Structurally defective industry with over concentration serving Verizon and AT&T make it incredibly difficult to create sustainable growth. Over the years had invented some very innovative wireless technologies and smart connectivity that they just couldn't commercialize. Great culture had difficulty extending outside of a telecom centric mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly understand core manufacturing and technology and find a way to leverage into more adjacencies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Receptionist/conference room reservations/materials reservation/promotion ticket sales/copy/scan/fax/switchboard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp  in  Eden Prairie, MN (US)
    Former Employee - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp in Eden Prairie, MN (US)

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff/lovely reception lobby/adequate lunch and break time/good equipment for executing your job easily and efficiently

    Cons

    Lobby noise made hearing phone clients sometimes difficult/ Busy phones - multi-taking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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