ADTRAN Reviews

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

    Adtran

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Good company. Great people. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    So .. so ... so ....... boooooring.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, good upper management, and challenging work environment.

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    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company environment that is very stable and operations are great. Traditionally rather laidback and opportunistic place to work. Family oriented. Flexible work hours are a nice perk. Also, the management chain appears to be genuinely concerned about the state of their people. They work with you when life happens. Paid educational benefits. Employment benefits are excellent Company administers its own insurance operations which is a super saver on benefits. Upper management exemplify great leadership and employee turnover one of the lowest in the industry.

    Cons

    HUntsville locations does not offer a lot of access to Customer sites and only one telecom company essentially for at least 100 miles. Engineering is pretty flat so there is very little room for advancement. Compensation is a little below average, but this probably due to the fact that most engineers have been here for 10 to 20 years. This will not be the case in the future since churn has increased considerably since I left the company in 2011. Very few leave due to being unhappy with work conditions. They usually leave for better paying positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your engineers. Don't follow the current trend of micro-management in the name of Agile. Find that compensate level that make employees push product development out faster without foster compensation decline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great manager, and challenging work to keep you interested.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours are a nice perk. Also, my management chain appears to be genuinely concerned about the state of their people. They work with you when life happens.

    Cons

    Engineering is pretty flat so there is very little room for advancement. Compensation is a little below average, but this probably due to the fact that most engineers have been here for 10 to 20 years. This will not be the case in the future since churn has increased considerably since I started. Very few leave due to being unhappy with work conditions. They usually leave for better paying positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your engineers. Don't follow the current trend of micro-management in the name of Agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome place to co-op

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    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The big draw to adtran is the laid back work environment and the benefits. Co-ops can receive housing if they live out of state and minor tuition assistance; however, I hear the full time benefits are some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    While the benefits are amazing, the compensation isn't the best. When working at Adtran you sacrifice pay for the work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good company, product set a bit dated.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and ability to develop to a vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase speed you bring out new product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to work in Alabama

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Agile development , scrum , and lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Human resources need a lot to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Adtran is a wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Adtran has a great environment to work in. Each engineer has their own office. Each group has their own lab for testings and development. The Agile work process makes it easy for everyone to understand what everyone is working on. Each building has its own cafeteria. You have the opportunity to work on many different aspects of each product (web, hardware, driver, database, or architecture)

    Cons

    If you are looking for an upward career path in management this is not the place. This is a very flat organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Very casual work place and great people to work with.

    Cons

    The job title structure isn't very growth oriented for budding engineers

  10.  

    One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies, Excellent teams with adaptation to new agile methodologies. Good opportunities to improve personal development.

    Cons

    Human resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs. Decent compensation. Need more product visions on certain areas. A bit conservation business approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    During economic downturns they try hard not to lay off their full time workers. The open campus is nice without a lot of restrictions. Most manager are willing to work with employees to allow some flexibility between job and personal life.

    Cons

    They aren't the best at promoting from within the ranks. Most employees do not get bonuses.

    Neutral Outlook

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