ADTRAN Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

    • 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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. 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

  3. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Take into account employee professional development.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Treat your employees as the biggest of the company

  10. Had a very positive work experience at ADTRAN.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Intern - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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