ADTRAN
3.8 of 5 57 reviews
www.adtran.com Huntsville, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

ADTRAN Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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3.8 57 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton

Thomas R. Stanton

(46 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "Also if you move to Huntsville, remember this is the only telecom company for hundreds of miles"
    in 3 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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    I've been at ADTRAN for a long time; it's like my second family.

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    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)

    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

    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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    Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

    Tyouuoo (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

    No, I would not 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

    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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    Challenging, frustrating, but overall a good experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of leeway in regards to day to day. Ideas are heard. Minimal training for certain jobs.

    ConsCafeteria serves the same ole thing over and over every day - no ethnic foods to speak of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees by investing in better training. Remove the 'intro to troubleshooting' training requirement for engineers - it's a waste of time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to advance career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a good experience

    ConsI cant remember of one

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

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    Very Good Company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing talented individuals with great culture.

    ConsI cannot think of any at this time.

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

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