ADTRAN

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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
67 Reviews
3.5
67 Reviews
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get out as fast you as you can

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    It is a job and pays the bills.

    Cons

    Not outlook fr the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wakeup and fix the company and pay attention to your workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can work for years without learning anything. I know someone here who is here for 7 years senior position and doesn't know anything

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bad Decision
    No respect for QA Engineers. no learning oppurtunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good managers, who stop micro managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Do Not Co-op

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Any average company would have

    Cons

    Bunch of red necks. Hire Co-ops to prevent less hiring full time(thereby pay nothing as compared to full-time). They will just keep you hanging in air. Co-op with some other company where they hire Co-ops for full time after graduation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep candidates hanging for no reason. Be direct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    a small company with a rural mentality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Large offices. Cafeteria is decent.

    Cons

    The company although being in technology and a high growth sector is very conservative in terms of its investment policy. Projects are undertaken and are pursued half heartedly. Has a small under funded engineering team spread too thin across multiple sectors. Management looks to spread its feet in every possible sector without adequate investment. Has outdated technology in several areas. Future isn't too bright based on the technology roadmap for the organization, already facing intense competition in several areas.

    Also if you move to Huntsville, remember this is the only telecom company for hundreds of miles. Better to rent than to buy property here. There is not much going on in HSV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    ADTRAN has a nice campus and nice facilities

    Cons

    ADTRAN has changed for the worse over the last 5-7 years. Politics and finger pointing is becoming more rampant. Management has an extreme lack of focus. Moral is on the decline, with many long time employees exiting the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Mark Smith's management style and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

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    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

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    Current Employee - Channel Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, some good perks if you are in the Huntsville office (on-site gym and nurse). Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction coming from management and the only thing that seems to matter is the Wall St bottom line. Everyone is overworked and being tasked to do more with less. Morale is pretty shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a clear vision to take the company forward. Invest in your people, new technology, new ideas to turn the company around.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistant Management Team

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean buildings and very laid back company.

    Cons

    Management and HR are inconsistant with the company policy. The policy is what ever they want it to be at any given time and with any given employee. The maufacturing management team will not stand up for you,or at least not some. Management both manufacturing and HR are not very professional, but yet they tell you that you need to be. Management talks bad about other comnpanies and they have not worked anywhere but ADTRAN, so how do they know. Not professional in my opinion. Some managers hide information from the employees because they do nopt want the employees to use the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers should have the same policy. You work for the same company. Stop hideing information from the employees. Be honest with your employees. They help the company make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company lacks strategic direction and does not adequately reward longevity or hard work.

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Field Sales
    Current Employee - Enterprise Field Sales

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible and there is a lot of available vacation and sick leave. The benefit package is reasonable for the current market but not excellent. They recently put a fitness center in the corporate HQ office which is fantastic. The office facilities are excellent. Most of the people here are great.

    Cons

    There is not a clearly defined or articulated strategic direction coming from senior management to the company. It feels that we are living "quarter to quarter" in order to satisfy Wall Street instead of trying to meet quantifiable 1-, 3-, 5- and 10- year objectives. The compensation packages do not match work performed or equivalent positions in the market. Staff resources are not allocated adequately in any departments, requiring everyone to do at least double the normal or reasonable load and even pick up work that other groups should be handling. We are stretched thin and everyone is constantly working at a high pace and at a high anxiety level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and communicate a strategy and direction for the company. Invest in staff resources to support those objectives. Reward your staff with compensation, promotions, etc.

    Disapproves of CEO

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