ADC Telecommunications

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35 Reviews

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ADC Telecommunications President, CEO, and Director Bob Switz
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  1.  

    Ok place to work, but no place to have a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shakopee, MN

    Pros

    Good benifits and good people. Job was interesting for a while. Healthcare was great and the PTO policy/amount is better than i HAVE SEEN ANYWHERE

    Cons

    No career development or real opportunity for advancement. It just was not in the culture there to try to move people around or upwards. The pay is below average- this is a stated policy to pay below the median range of camparable companies/positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really needs to be some attention paid to people development. The opportunity to grow in ones career is severely lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance, not so great career growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    Pros

    ADC's benefits and compensation are at least at market rates, if not above. The company does an excellent job of promoting and work and life balance for its employees. I have never had a problem in getting the time off I need approved. The corporate facilities are also very nice and are in a nice location, close to plenty of restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Career growth is either meteoric or non-existant. If you don't find a way to distinguish yourself, you could find yourself doing the same menial tasks month after month for years. If you get on the growth track, the rise can be quick and powerful. Additionally, communication is horrendous. Senior leadership does a pretty decent job when they try, but middle managers and supervisors really struggle in this regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outsource, outsource, outsource!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Engineering  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great people in operations and engineering.

    Cons

    Slow growth, management is not very competent, not many opportunities for professional growth. Watch out, your job will more than likely get shipped to China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on costs and focus on customer satisfaction and quality of product and services.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bought over by Tyco Electronics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Learn SAP and knew a lot of international colleagues. SAP is a very useful software that is applicable almost everywhere :)

    Cons

    It is very unstable to work in ADC as the management was too stressed as their jobs were on the line before being bought over by Tyco Electronics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not application

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Expect changing jobs within 2 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    Pros

    It's a job - you got hired

    Cons

    From what I saw, every time a manager quit/got let go, their whole staff would change. Had to bring in their own people, which will be the first to get laid off when the next manager changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you implement

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