ADTRAN

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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
67 Reviews
3.5
67 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 7 reviews)

  • Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back (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)

  • 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can work for years without learning anything. I know someone here who is here for 7 years senior position and doesn't know anything

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bad Decision
    No respect for QA Engineers. no learning oppurtunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers, who stop micro managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do Not Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    a small company with a rural mentality

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

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Large offices. Cafeteria is decent.

    Cons

    The company although being in technology and a high growth sector is very conservative in terms of its investment policy. Projects are undertaken and are pursued half heartedly. Has a small under funded engineering team spread too thin across multiple sectors. Management looks to spread its feet in every possible sector without adequate investment. Has outdated technology in several areas. Future isn't too bright based on the technology roadmap for the organization, already facing intense competition in several areas.

    Also if you move to Huntsville, remember this is the only telecom company for hundreds of miles. Better to rent than to buy property here. There is not much going on in HSV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get out as fast you as you can

    • 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

    Pros

    It is a job and pays the bills.

    Cons

    Not outlook fr the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wakeup and fix the company and pay attention to your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not what it used to be

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    ADTRAN has a nice campus and nice facilities

    Cons

    ADTRAN has changed for the worse over the last 5-7 years. Politics and finger pointing is becoming more rampant. Management has an extreme lack of focus. Moral is on the decline, with many long time employees exiting the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Mark Smith's management style and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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