ADTRAN Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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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. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and hard working people

    Cons

    There are no real cons

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees

  2. Wonderful people, great campus, best gig in HSV

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Good products. One of the better run companies in Comm Tech.

    Cons

    Extremely flat. Career growth is non existent. Plenty of places to both laterally, but no movement upwards. Low pay compared to the rest of the industry. Company has a knack of burning people out, but yet there is no real reward for doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Connect and communicate with employees. Present a vision forward, rally the troops around this. Find "rock stars" and give them reasons to stay. CEO needs to be more visible with employees and customers.

  3. Software Development co-op

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - great work opportunity and software development experience
    - good team members

    Cons

    - Many good engineers don't prefer to work due to salary offer is very low.
    - Much more can be achieved if lot new good engineers are hired for ambitious plans

    Advice to Management

    - Give market standard offers to good engineers so that they can come in drive company to better position in market.

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  5. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, the main campus has a café, gym, and the grounds are well kept. Very good culture where the co-workers are friendly and the managers are laid back towards the ones working for them. Very successful company that has been profitable since its start in 1985.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chances for moving up into a higher paying position. The raises for the last 5-6 years have been subpar.

  6. I have been working at Adtran for over 10 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adtran has good job security, and good benefits packages, work balance is good. Good job for getting a experience coming out of college.

    Cons

    There is not much chance for job advancement, you are pretty much stuff in the same job. The pay is low, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay your employees more, need to have more company events like we use to have to build moral back up.

  7. Adtran

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. If you do your work no one really bothers you

    Cons

    No chances to move up. Mainly stuck in the position you are hired in

  8. Reliable company with nice facilities, and some really good people.

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, flexible time (for the most part), open work environment.

    Cons

    No clear corporate direction, no outside training, little potential for promotion, mediocre compensation.

  9. design verification engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very nice facilities, onsite gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    hard to get outside training

  10. Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very stable place. People are very friendly. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not replacing people, just adding responsibilities to another person upon another persons departure. I watched as one manager took on 3 position that were never replaced. They dont do alot of capital improvement. Will band aide things forever instead of fixing the root cause which in the long term cost more money. So much profit margin 60% that they dont notice the small costs that add up..More interested in stockholder return that employees having updated equipment to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your equipment instead of band aide approach. Invest in new equipment instead of nursing 25 yr old machines and obselete equipment to make your employees work easier to perform. Close the facility down during snow events instead of saying use your best judgement about coming in when every other employer closes due to extreme weather. Your people are your capital, dont risk their lives when it doesnt make sense.

  11. Exciting at first but company follow through and future opportunities were a big dissappointment

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    • 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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and facilities
    Good cafeteria

    Cons

    Heavily understaffed and poor compensation compaired to rest of companies in the area
    Lack of career path and advancement unless you join the ever growing group of first level management
    Company tends to value reacting instead of strategic plnning. This may be due to managers becoming more insular and territorial over the years.
    Heavy turnover in talent in the last 2-1/2 years

    Advice to Management

    Visit more often with the design and test engineers. Until you regain the lost trust of your creative talent, you will never truely understand the reasons for the increased turnover. And giving a presentation once a year where your first words are your name and title, since many new hires have never even seen you before, does not constitute a valid or sincere visit.

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