ADTRAN Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Conservative and friendly company with a solid set of products and a flexible working environment.

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

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation package, and plenty of "doers" that make things happen. The hardware engineering team produces quality products at competitive price points.

    Cons

    The Enterprise division is micro-managed to the point that director-level employees don't have the authority to make decisions and spend capital to invest in the future of the company. Although products tend to perform well, the company is generally not innovative and tends to implement features only after they've been proven in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Give your senior employees more decision making authority, but don't be afraid to shake things up if they're not performing or are incapable of making (good) decisions.

  2. Helpful (1)

    It's a job but no promising future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent amount of work
    Average benefits
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Too much micro managing
    VP makes all the decisions
    Lack of innovation and risks
    No special events for branch office e.g. Friday celebrations

    Advice to Management

    Drop the micro managing, let lower management make decisions and truly innovate.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Get out as fast you as you can

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job and pays the bills.

    Cons

    Not outlook fr the company.

    Advice to Management

    Wakeup and fix the company and pay attention to your workforce.

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  5. Great place to work

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

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful and hard working people

    Cons

    There are no real cons

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees

  6. Wonderful people, great campus, best gig in HSV

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

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good products. One of the better run companies in Comm Tech.

    Cons

    Extremely flat. Career growth is non existent. Plenty of places to both laterally, but no movement upwards. Low pay compared to the rest of the industry. Company has a knack of burning people out, but yet there is no real reward for doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Connect and communicate with employees. Present a vision forward, rally the troops around this. Find "rock stars" and give them reasons to stay. CEO needs to be more visible with employees and customers.

  7. Software Development co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA (US)
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA (US)

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great work opportunity and software development experience
    - good team members

    Cons

    - Many good engineers don't prefer to work due to salary offer is very low.
    - Much more can be achieved if lot new good engineers are hired for ambitious plans

    Advice to Management

    - Give market standard offers to good engineers so that they can come in drive company to better position in market.

  8. Good 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, the main campus has a café, gym, and the grounds are well kept. Very good culture where the co-workers are friendly and the managers are laid back towards the ones working for them. Very successful company that has been profitable since its start in 1985.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chances for moving up into a higher paying position. The raises for the last 5-6 years have been subpar.

  9. I have been working at Adtran for over 10 years.

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    • 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)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adtran has good job security, and good benefits packages, work balance is good. Good job for getting a experience coming out of college.

    Cons

    There is not much chance for job advancement, you are pretty much stuff in the same job. The pay is low, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay your employees more, need to have more company events like we use to have to build moral back up.

  10. Adtran

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. If you do your work no one really bothers you

    Cons

    No chances to move up. Mainly stuck in the position you are hired in

  11. Reliable company with nice facilities, and some really good people.

    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, flexible time (for the most part), open work environment.

    Cons

    No clear corporate direction, no outside training, little potential for promotion, mediocre compensation.

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