ADC Telecommunications Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Fantastic people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great customer focus. Manufacturing prowess consistently improved every year. People were highly motivated to win and get the job done.

    Cons

    Structurally defective industry with over concentration serving Verizon and AT&T make it incredibly difficult to create sustainable growth. Over the years had invented some very innovative wireless technologies and smart connectivity that they just couldn't commercialize. Great culture had difficulty extending outside of a telecom centric mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Truly understand core manufacturing and technology and find a way to leverage into more adjacencies


  2. great place to work, professional atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    colleagues were real professionals, great environment and training opportunities -- everyone had entrepreneurial spirit and growth opportunities were endless

    Cons

    industry volatility -- affected the company's ability to execute strategy. Bad timing


  3. Great times, good people, telecomm industry was a bust...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People were great to works with Social outreach withing various communities

    Cons

    Result of the industry, is why the company had to downsize

    Advice to Management

    Sell


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  5. Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the work environment.

    Cons

    Did not know weather the company would keep me due to company being sold to Tyco Electronics

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Employee friendly, cares for employee growth

    Cons

    Slow growth in market, decision process is slow

    Advice to Management

    Keep a broader outlook and make faster decision


  7. Ok place to work, but no place to have a career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits and good people. Job was interesting for a while. Healthcare was great and the PTO policy/amount is better than i HAVE SEEN ANYWHERE

    Cons

    No career development or real opportunity for advancement. It just was not in the culture there to try to move people around or upwards. The pay is below average- this is a stated policy to pay below the median range of camparable companies/positions.

    Advice to Management

    There really needs to be some attention paid to people development. The opportunity to grow in ones career is severely lacking.


  8. When a product manager managed products...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC is very liberal & generous in vacation, working remotely, traveling to customers or facilities. BlackBerries provided & service. Health plan covers your children to age 25 & they do not have to be in college. The salaries are pretty good too.

    Cons

    ADC will change your job or position whether you welcome it or not. One day you can be a business leader in product management, the next day your new position is Commodity Manager. Nevermind if YOU never intended to take that career path. Some don't take this too well.

    Advice to Management

    We've come a long way in a short period of time. You, our leaders are trying with heart & soul IMO. Whether I agree or not with the new polcies, I stand behind the decisions & support them. We must move forward as a company & we will be stronger, leaner & fit to fight.


  9. ADC is just OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC has great people, casual work environment and cool technology. Office environment is very ergonomically friendly. ADC provides great benefits in terms of vacation/medical.

    Cons

    ADC is very conservative and changes happen very slowly. This has improved in recent years but is still a hindrance. The company is too focused on manufacturing/operations and not enough on sales/marketing. Also the company has poor branding.

    Advice to Management

    Develop processes that enable quicker decisions. Senior management needs to focus more on sales/marketing instead of manufacturing/operations. The company needs a branding makeover.


  10. Helpful (1)

    ADC is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC has a high degree of integrity in how it treats employees and customers. Executives are very concious of the corporate values as they make decisions that impact the organization. Although ADC is a relatively larger firm, the atmosphere has a smaller company feel. Employees are friendly and eager to help those who ask for it.

    Cons

    ADC is in a very dynamic industry which requires periodic organizational change either through acquisitions, alignment of work to our customers needs, or simply organizing work to be more efficient. You must be able to embrace change and thrive in it. There are other "pocketed" issues the company deals with but no more than anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    .


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work/life balance, not so great career growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC's benefits and compensation are at least at market rates, if not above. The company does an excellent job of promoting and work and life balance for its employees. I have never had a problem in getting the time off I need approved. The corporate facilities are also very nice and are in a nice location, close to plenty of restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Career growth is either meteoric or non-existant. If you don't find a way to distinguish yourself, you could find yourself doing the same menial tasks month after month for years. If you get on the growth track, the rise can be quick and powerful. Additionally, communication is horrendous. Senior leadership does a pretty decent job when they try, but middle managers and supervisors really struggle in this regard.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better.



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