ADTRAN
3.7 of 5 50 reviews
www.adtran.com Huntsville, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

ADTRAN Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.7 50 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton

Thomas R. Stanton

(40 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Adtran is a wonderful place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

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

ProsAdtran 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)

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

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

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

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

ConsHuman 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 Senior ManagementHuman resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN

ProsVery casual work place and great people to work with.

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

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A good place to work

IT Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsDuring 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.

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

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Stable company and great people

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL

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

ProsGood people, decent values, freedom to work without micromanaging, stable company

ConsLow pay, no room for advancement, low emphasis on up-to-date technology

Advice to Senior ManagementYou established an IT department because you needed it. But you've since left it adrift. The technology you use affects your IT employees and when you casually toss out good technology for cheap technology you force your best IT employees to leave in order to protect their own careers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, environment, and technology. Challenges ahead.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

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

ProsADTRAN has many very smart and nice people. The work is challenging and technically current. The campus is beautiful. The company is getting better at providing good career paths. Within engineering, there isn't too much politics. The company is relatively small and local, which is better than being a remote division of a huge corporation.

ConsADTRAN business environment is one of disruptive technology changes and stiff competition. The company's size will present many challenges.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompete harder for technical talent. Deal with long-time employees that have gotten too comfortable and aren't contributing enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I've been at ADTRAN for a long time; it's like my second family.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

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

ProsIt's a beautiful place to work, we have good benefits, a relaxed atmosphere and I know most of the people here.

ConsThe company is growing and changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the number of employees with the growth of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Serendipitous Tech Titan of the South

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsRespected name in the industry. Friendly. Scrappy/fighting culture focused on technology and winning market share

ConsLacks organization. Do more with less mentality. Very flat organization, so very few opportunities to progress upward. (lots of opportunity to go horizontally). Pay is less than industry avg (result of being HQ'd in the South vs. Silicon Valley). Work/life balance has taken a toll over the years.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into account employee professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work environment. Good bright people to work with. One will learn a lot working here.

ConsManagement isn't the best. Supportive, but sometimes not very organized.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees as the biggest of the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Had a very positive work experience at ADTRAN.

Co-op Engineer (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL

I worked at ADTRAN as an intern for more than a year

ProsThe pay was competitive with other co-ops and they really found meaningful work for each co-op to do. I worked with three different departments during my stay at ADTRAN and felt like I was truly helping contribute to the team and doing meaningful work.

ConsCan't think of any real cons, the entire experience was great and they really care about their co-ops. I didn't have one bad experience here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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