ADTRAN

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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
67 Reviews
3.5
67 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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  1.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (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
  2.  

    Stable company and great people

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, environment, and technology. Challenges ahead.

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

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

    Pros

    ADTRAN 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company is growing and changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the number of employees with the growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Serendipitous Tech Titan of the South

    • 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

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

    Cons

    Lacks 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take into account employee professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as the biggest of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Had a very positive work experience at ADTRAN.

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

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Can'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to advance career.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lack of micromanagement
    Opportunities to learn
    Friendly staff
    Open-door policy
    Never a dull moment

    Cons

    Lack of managing in certain individuals/groups allows for overly relaxed atmosphere leads to festering of problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in key individuals. Get engineers into the field to interact with customers more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a good experience

    Cons

    I cant remember of one

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. While there is some stress to get the job done, employee-employee and employee-management relations could not be better. Very enjoyable work environment.
    Very talented engineering team, everyone pulls their share.
    Management is conservative (long history of profitability) and accessible.
    Traditionally low turnover.
    Excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Growth has slowed compared to 10 years ago and the workforce is still relatively young making promotion opportunities hard to come by.
    Benefits aren't bad, but for a company that prides itself on hiring the "best & brightest", overall compensation is a little low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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