ADTRAN Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
62 Reviews
3.8
62 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
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.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Stable company and great people

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Do Not Co-op

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

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Any average company would have

    Cons

    Bunch 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep candidates hanging for no reason. Be direct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company To Work For!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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.

  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company is growing and changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of employees with the growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Serendipitous Tech Titan of the South

    • 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

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

    Cons

    Lacks 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take into account employee professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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