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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    Great people, great manager, and challenging work to keep you interested.

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsFlexible work hours are a nice perk. Also, my management chain appears to be genuinely concerned about the state of their people. They work with you when life happens.

    ConsEngineering is pretty flat so there is very little room for advancement. Compensation is a little below average, but this probably due to the fact that most engineers have been here for 10 to 20 years. This will not be the case in the future since churn has increased considerably since I started. Very few leave due to being unhappy with work conditions. They usually leave for better paying positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate your engineers. Don't follow the current trend of micro-management in the name of Agile.

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

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    Awesome place to co-op

    Co-Op Engineer (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsThe big draw to adtran is the laid back work environment and the benefits. Co-ops can receive housing if they live out of state and minor tuition assistance; however, I hear the full time benefits are some of the best in the business.

    ConsWhile the benefits are amazing, the compensation isn't the best. When working at Adtran you sacrifice pay for the work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love my job! Great oportunities.

    Repair Operator (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsPeople hold the door open for you, they are like family.

    ConsI don't have anything bad to say about this company.

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

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    Good company

    Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood company, product set a bit dated.

    ConsLack of vision and ability to develop to a vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease speed you bring out new product

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work in Alabama

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsAgile development , scrum , and lot of opportunity

    ConsHuman resources need a lot to do

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

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    Adtran is a wonderful place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsAdtran has a great environment to work in. Each engineer has their own office. Each group has their own lab for testings and development. The Agile work process makes it easy for everyone to understand what everyone is working on. Each building has its own cafeteria. You have the opportunity to work on many different aspects of each product (web, hardware, driver, database, or architecture)

    ConsIf you are looking for an upward career path in management this is not the place. This is a very flat organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsFacility , Company Values , Smart People

    ConsSome work can become monotonous.

    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.

    Test Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsGreat products. Facilities are top notch. Most people get their own office. On-site gym and cafeteria. They provide plenty of class lectures through-out the year from weight loss to skill training.

    ConsYearly increases were low which caused a high turn over rate in my department. However, this was during the economy crisis in 2008-2010.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    ProsDecent compensation. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies, Excellent teams with adaptation to new agile methodologies. Good opportunities to improve personal development.

    ConsHuman 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 Senior ManagementHuman resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

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

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    Great place!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery casual work place and great people to work with.

    ConsThe job title structure isn't very growth oriented for budding engineers

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