ADTRAN Reviews

Updated 16 August, 2014
Updated 16 August, 2014
61 Reviews

3.8
61 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 6 reviews)

  • Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back (in 4 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.  

    Adtran is a wonderful place to work

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Adtran has a great environment to work in. Each engineer has their own office. Each group has their own lab for testings and development. The Agile work process makes it easy for everyone to understand what everyone is working on. Each building has its own cafeteria. You have the opportunity to work on many different aspects of each product (web, hardware, driver, database, or architecture)

    Cons

    If you are looking for an upward career path in management this is not the place. This is a very flat organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Facility , Company Values , Smart People

    Cons

    Some work can become monotonous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Great products. Facilities are top notch. Most people get their own office. On-site gym and cafeteria. They provide plenty of class lectures through-out the year from weight loss to skill training.

    Cons

    Yearly increases were low which caused a high turn over rate in my department. However, this was during the economy crisis in 2008-2010.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

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

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    Very Good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for 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.

  9.  

    Great people, not a lot of advancement opportunities

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for 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

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