ADTRAN

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ADTRAN 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 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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16 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    I love my job! Great oportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    People hold the door open for you, they are like family.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • 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

    Pros

    Facility , Company Values , Smart People

    Cons

    Some work can become monotonous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Test Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Great products. Facilities are top notch. Most people get their own office. On-site gym and cafeteria. They provide plenty of class lectures through-out the year from weight loss to skill training.

    Cons

    Yearly increases were low which caused a high turn over rate in my department. However, this was during the economy crisis in 2008-2010.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work for that cares about its employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Work environment fosters teamwork.
    Beautiful campus that creates a refreshing work environment.
    Employees are smart, hard working and helpful.

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be difficult between departments.
    Forcing hardware and software teams onto the same timelines and expectations can cause issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    No politics in working environment.

    Cons

    We are not at the headquarter. No gym and less training class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  7.  

    Adtran is still a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    The products are awesome and the campus is first rate. Good people in a good market. Although the environment is still good, it used to be much, much better.

    Cons

    company tends to run lean, which is a pro and a con. Often short handed but being over worked is more secure than being under worked and fearing a pink slip...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on business expenses rather than Engineering results the past several years has changed the atmosphere drastically and reduced individual productivity and/or creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Alot of very smart employees. Good Pay. Very interesting and challenging work. Cares about their employees. Great facilities.

    Cons

    The Company needs to do a better job articulating the company vision for moving forward. Clearly define career paths for employees..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to define career advancement and better salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company To Work For!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    As a co-op they give you alot of real world work and you aren't just running around getting engineers coffee.

    Cons

    For the first term you are usually put into a testing group. However, this is a necessary evil because you need to learn how the products work.

  10.  

    Very nice work place. No unnecessary politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to travel on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to make a career

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    ADTRAN is a stable engineering-driven company, and it's staffed with professional, sane, reasonable people with normal interests and families and lives. If you live in the Huntsville area you can probably appreciate that. People are exceptionally helpful and friendly, and the facilities are beautiful. Everyone gets their own office with a view. The campus is large with many beautifully manicured acres and a large lake surrounded by the two towers. Even the cafeteria serves exceptional food at very fair prices.

    The pay is average for the area--good for the South, not quite as rich as the defense contractors pay.

    Cons

    In order to attain promotions you must be driven and committed to excellence, meet deadlines, and at some level you are responsible for making yourself visible to your management. Not that being driven to excellence is a con at all, but ADTRAN is large enough that visibility can be an issue. The management doesn't focus too much on formalisms, and as such, the review process can be lacking. Feedback is hard to come by unless you interact regularly with peers and your management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the review process seriously. Continue to invest in your engineers and technical staff through on-site educational opportunities. Give specific feedback regularly, and set some clearly defined goals. You might be surprised what people can do when they're sufficiently challenged.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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