ADTRAN Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
62 Reviews
3.8
62 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 6 reviews)

  • Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back (in 4 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.  

    Great company with Strong Market presence and sense. Poor vision for org growth / succession planning

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company with Strong Market presence and sense. Poor vision for org growth / succession planning

    Significantly behind in process development and use of web-based business tools.

    Cons

    Significantly behind in process development and use of web-based business tools. Virtually no priority placed on synergies available by integrating employee career development with succession planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and implement plan to leverage synergies from integrating employee career development with succession planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good to start out

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to start out as an entry level employee to gain experience

    Cons

    Limitations in promotion and increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay good workers, good money and make it worth their while to stay. Employees don't quit the job, they quit the management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, not a lot of advancement opportunities

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the most part the people are great. Willing to help and knowledgeable. There is a good work/live balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management and lack of upward mobility. The management is so flat in some instances that promotion is next to impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people and don't make it so difficult and uncomfortable when they have to talk with you.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging, frustrating, but overall a good experience.

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

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of leeway in regards to day to day. Ideas are heard. Minimal training for certain jobs.

    Cons

    Cafeteria serves the same ole thing over and over every day - no ethnic foods to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees by investing in better training. Remove the 'intro to troubleshooting' training requirement for engineers - it's a waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    neutral experience

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    conservative company, no layoffs in a long time

    Cons

    1) no career growth
    2) not much professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in career development for employees

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A nice stable work environment.

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

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Most every employee gets offices, and the campus is very nice. Overall people treated each other very well. There is a wide variety of jobs to move to if you want to change.

    Cons

    In an interview I asked if a certain type of job was available to co-ops. They said it was. When I went down it was not a single had co-op had a job doing that skill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management was very nice and very courteous. I just wished the technologies used where more current. Overall it was good.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Adtran OK - depends what you are working on

    • 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

    Nice facilities, if you are in the Huntsville office (on-site gym and nurse). Traditionally, they were a stable place. Most engineers have own office - generally with a window. Facilities are best I have ever seen and Cafeteria is nice.

    Cons

    Depends on are of work. I found my position one of the most stressful places I have worked - with an overwhelming amount of work and many long hours. But I see many engineers who work much less - depends on how your manager distributes the work and how willing team members are to help.. Don't expect big raises. I have had better benefits elsewhere - 2 weeks vacation for first five years is a bit hard but not uncommon. I can't say I care for Huntsville that much. Deliberation on eliminating individual offices,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend a bottom up management reviews. Allow more Telecomuting - a large percentage of work can be done from home. Go for a flatter organization structure. Allow easier trasfer from one group to another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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