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ADC Telecommunications Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
38 Reviews
3.8
38 Reviews
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ADC Telecommunications President, CEO, and Director Bob Switz
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  1.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good engineering projects

    Cons

    Not enough money / budget for projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    We miss those days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    ADC was a fun place to work in it's hayday. The pay was rewarding and it was work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    Too bad ADC no longer exists as a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad you couldn't keep things going after the Telcom crash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Wonderful....great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to be innovative, great management

    Cons

    Industry is a tough one

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic people

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

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great customer focus. Manufacturing prowess consistently improved every year. People were highly motivated to win and get the job done.

    Cons

    Structurally defective industry with over concentration serving Verizon and AT&T make it incredibly difficult to create sustainable growth. Over the years had invented some very innovative wireless technologies and smart connectivity that they just couldn't commercialize. Great culture had difficulty extending outside of a telecom centric mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly understand core manufacturing and technology and find a way to leverage into more adjacencies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Receptionist/conference room reservations/materials reservation/promotion ticket sales/copy/scan/fax/switchboard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff/lovely reception lobby/adequate lunch and break time/good equipment for executing your job easily and efficiently

    Cons

    Lobby noise made hearing phone clients sometimes difficult/ Busy phones - multi-taking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great times, good people, telecomm industry was a bust...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications

    Pros

    People were great to works with
    Social outreach withing various communities

    Cons

    Result of the industry, is why the company had to downsize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the work environment.

    Cons

    Did not know weather the company would keep me due to company being sold to Tyco Electronics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications

    Pros

    Employee friendly, cares for employee growth

    Cons

    Slow growth in market, decision process is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a broader outlook and make faster decision

    Recommends
  10.  

    When a product manager managed products...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications

    Pros

    ADC is very liberal & generous in vacation, working remotely, traveling to customers or facilities. BlackBerries provided & service. Health plan covers your children to age 25 & they do not have to be in college. The salaries are pretty good too.

    Cons

    ADC will change your job or position whether you welcome it or not. One day you can be a business leader in product management, the next day your new position is Commodity Manager. Nevermind if YOU never intended to take that career path. Some don't take this too well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've come a long way in a short period of time. You, our leaders are trying with heart & soul IMO. Whether I agree or not with the new polcies, I stand behind the decisions & support them. We must move forward as a company & we will be stronger, leaner & fit to fight.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    ADC is a great place to work.

    • 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

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications

    Pros

    ADC has a high degree of integrity in how it treats employees and customers. Executives are very concious of the corporate values as they make decisions that impact the organization.

    Although ADC is a relatively larger firm, the atmosphere has a smaller company feel. Employees are friendly and eager to help those who ask for it.

    Cons

    ADC is in a very dynamic industry which requires periodic organizational change either through acquisitions, alignment of work to our customers needs, or simply organizing work to be more efficient. You must be able to embrace change and thrive in it. There are other "pocketed" issues the company deals with but no more than anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
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