ADTRAN Reviews

62 Reviews
3.8
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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 is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

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    Current Employee - Tyouuoo  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package, loose work schedule is a plus I guess

    Cons

    Clicks are in every department, knowledge is not shared. Ultraconservatives. Process goes to this company to DIE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company does not foster a culture that is anywhere close to excellence.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You live in Huntsville and it is the only large Telco vendor

    Cons

    If you are working in remote office, you might as well look for a new job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

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    Current Employee - Channel Marketing  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, some good perks if you are in the Huntsville office (on-site gym and nurse). Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction coming from management and the only thing that seems to matter is the Wall St bottom line. Everyone is overworked and being tasked to do more with less. Morale is pretty shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a clear vision to take the company forward. Invest in your people, new technology, new ideas to turn the company around.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistant Management Team

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    Former Employee - Production Operator  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Clean buildings and very laid back company.

    Cons

    Management and HR are inconsistant with the company policy. The policy is what ever they want it to be at any given time and with any given employee. The maufacturing management team will not stand up for you,or at least not some. Management both manufacturing and HR are not very professional, but yet they tell you that you need to be. Management talks bad about other comnpanies and they have not worked anywhere but ADTRAN, so how do they know. Not professional in my opinion. Some managers hide information from the employees because they do nopt want the employees to use the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers should have the same policy. You work for the same company. Stop hideing information from the employees. Be honest with your employees. They help the company make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company lacks strategic direction and does not adequately reward longevity or hard work.

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Field Sales
    Current Employee - Enterprise Field Sales

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible and there is a lot of available vacation and sick leave. The benefit package is reasonable for the current market but not excellent. They recently put a fitness center in the corporate HQ office which is fantastic. The office facilities are excellent. Most of the people here are great.

    Cons

    There is not a clearly defined or articulated strategic direction coming from senior management to the company. It feels that we are living "quarter to quarter" in order to satisfy Wall Street instead of trying to meet quantifiable 1-, 3-, 5- and 10- year objectives. The compensation packages do not match work performed or equivalent positions in the market. Staff resources are not allocated adequately in any departments, requiring everyone to do at least double the normal or reasonable load and even pick up work that other groups should be handling. We are stretched thin and everyone is constantly working at a high pace and at a high anxiety level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and communicate a strategy and direction for the company. Invest in staff resources to support those objectives. Reward your staff with compensation, promotions, etc.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    "Good place to work if you enjoy the job you're doing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    The general environment is very positive and the work is rewarding. The campus is beautiful, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no path for advancement and the salary is not competitive. Last year's raises were lousy despite stellar company performance.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work. Poor pay/benefits. Greedy management

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    fantastic offices and equipment
    knowledgeable tech staff

    Cons

    greedy management-- stock options no longer given to non-managers
    poor raises in the midst of booming business
    only hire new grads for the most part

    Place has went downhill since Mark Smith died. Mark spread the wealth among his engineers. Current Sr leadership acts like they alone make Adtran successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-adopt Mark Smith management. Give ISO again. Give better raises. Hire people so that short-handed dept workers don't have to be at work more than at home.

    Disapproves of CEO

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