ADTRAN Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
45 Ratings

Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 7 reviews)

  • The big draw to adtran is the laid back work environment and the benefits (in 5 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)

  • Hire Co-ops to prevent less hiring full time(thereby pay nothing as compared to full-time) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. To Happy Times

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Company; Great benefits, Very friendly environment, Great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company seems to be going through hard times..


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    Sales Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great culture - when you're at corporate

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Very little communication
    Top level management is only concerned about managing stock price
    Frugal to a fault
    Company doesnt backfill when people leave, they just distribute the workload and make every one work harder
    Very little attention for remote employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the stock price and start worrying about your human assets. You can only ride people so long before they give up. No one likes being kept in the dark.


  3. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Employees seem to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Too conservative, reactionary instead of planning for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Empower human resources to help with employee relations.


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  5. Overworked, underpaid, and not sure why

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly. Carrier products are at par with industry

    Cons

    No career growth whatsoever. Some unhealthy politics, zero direction or positive motivation from executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody is truly happy here. Only seem to hear from the CEO when someone dies.


  6. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, the main campus has a café, gym, and the grounds are well kept. Very good culture where the co-workers are friendly and the managers are laid back towards the ones working for them. Very successful company that has been profitable since its start in 1985.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chances for moving up into a higher paying position. The raises for the last 5-6 years have been subpar.


  7. Software Development co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great work opportunity and software development experience
    - good team members

    Cons

    - Many good engineers don't prefer to work due to salary offer is very low.
    - Much more can be achieved if lot new good engineers are hired for ambitious plans

    Advice to Management

    - Give market standard offers to good engineers so that they can come in drive company to better position in market.


  8. I have been working at Adtran for over 10 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adtran has good job security, and good benefits packages, work balance is good. Good job for getting a experience coming out of college.

    Cons

    There is not much chance for job advancement, you are pretty much stuff in the same job. The pay is low, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay your employees more, need to have more company events like we use to have to build moral back up.


  9. Adtran

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. If you do your work no one really bothers you

    Cons

    No chances to move up. Mainly stuck in the position you are hired in


  10. Reliable company with nice facilities, and some really good people.

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, flexible time (for the most part), open work environment.

    Cons

    No clear corporate direction, no outside training, little potential for promotion, mediocre compensation.


  11. design verification engineer

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very nice facilities, onsite gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    hard to get outside training



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