ADTRAN Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ADTRAN in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position through employee referral, who passed on my resume to the hiring manager. A week later, couple of people from the team interviewed me over the phone asking me about my prior experience from my resume. It lasted about 15-20 mins. I thought the next step would be a formal phone interview or something where they'd ask technical questions. But a week later, I was shocked when one of the recruiting coordinators at the company told me that they want me to come over onsite for the interview to meet their team. I was very excited about it. They flew me over for the interview with overnight stay at the nearby Best Western Plus hotel. The travel and accommodations were immaculate. It immediately gave me a great impression of the company. The following morning I was given an escort to the company in their own vehicle.

    The interview was scheduled from 9am to 4pm with me being interviewed by their entire team consisting of about 8 people. The magnitude of the campus blew me away. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and made me feel right at home there. One of the engineers showed me around their labs, which was breathtaking. Most of them talked mainly about my prior experience and resume. Two of the eight engineers asked me some technical questions, which I was able to clear quite comfortably. They even took me out to lunch at a nearby chinese place. It was an incredible experience, even if the job is in Alabama!

    Once the interviews were over, I asked the hiring manager as to when I can expect a decision. He said about two weeks. So I waited anxiously. But then three weeks went by and still no signs of me being told of a decision. I followed him up via email as to whether I am still under consideration or not. He replied a week later saying that I was. It gave me hope. I'd heard from others that if a company wants to reject you, they'd do it right away. If they're waiting a month or more and still not told you of a decision, then it's a good sign. So I kept waiting but still kept on applying in search of other opportunities. Then two months went by, and still no decision. I was starting to get really impatient. I sent the hiring manager an email and there was no response. I sent couple of HR people an email and they too never responded (one of them had an automated reply saying they'd quit!). I couldn't believe the sort of unprofessionalism from a company of this magnitude. No one knows the misery of going through this unless someone has gone through it, especially an international candidate who has visa restrictions.

    Ultimately, I got an incredible job offer from a better computer networking company so it turned out superbly for me. It was a no-brainer decision. But all I ask for is to inform the candidates of a decision within a month tops, is that too much to ask? Even if its a reject, just say so so that we don't live in false hope. Thats when ADTRAN went down in my esteem. I'm glad not to be working for such an unprofessional company in the end, least of all in freaking Alabama!

    Interview Questions
    • Most were straight forward questions from your resume. Technical questions pertained to IP addressing, Subnetting, OSI model and quite a few WAN-related questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    DVT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ADTRAN in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Offer from career fair, had one on-site interview and one ph interview. Mostly questions were about the networking, routing, Dynamic, RIP, OSPF routing, Python. The ph interview was difficult. The interviewers friendly, intelligent during the on-site but the ph interview was bit difficult. Ashed lot of questions based on the current technology.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process at Adtran took a considerable amount of time. I got 1 phone interview and 2 on-site interviews of greater than 3 hours each. Everyone was prepared for my interview which was a nice change. Once completed it took around 2 months to receive word on the status of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not expect to spend so much time speaking about my activities outside of the work place.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ADTRAN in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Talked to Adtran at career fair. Had interview on campus. Got a call a couple weeks later asking for onsite interview. Had onsite interview with multiple divisions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ADTRAN in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Signed up for an interview in career fair. Next day had an interview in the campus itself. The questions were on my resume and kind of courses I've completed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ADTRAN in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was my first job interview in my life. I made a lot of mistakes in the interview, but actually the interview questions were not bad. They asked me about my work experience and projects in my resume and some basic programming skills and electrical engineering concepts. One person asked me to write a FIFO code, but I made a stack ( I was too nervous...). Another person asked me about RC circuit. It shouldn't be difficult, if you review some EE materials. I am sure I did not well, but it was a good interview experience as a first job interview. I learned how to prepare for a job interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a FIFO code with functions needed.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADTRAN in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview at the UT Knoxville Engineering Expo, I started talking about some networking equipment they had at their booth, and it caught the interest of the recruiter, so they gave me a panel interview the next day, which consisted of a HR person, and an engineer asking me to solve math problems. I was then invited on site about a week later were they paid for the gas and hotel room, and supper. Were I had 2 interviews back to back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ADTRAN in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly straight forward. After a 30-45 minute phone interview, I was brought in for 30 one on one interviews with people you will be working with. They were interviewing several people for this position, so they narrowed it down to 2 or 3 candidates and brought us back in to interview with several people in upper management.

    Interview Questions
    • When you have more on your plate than you can handle and there is no way to make all of your committed dates, how do you decide which items to take care of and which ones to let slide.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ADTRAN in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone interview from the hiring manager. It last an hour. Many technical and difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    • how did you do the synchronization in your backhaul network design   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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