ADTRAN Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
Thomas R. Stanton
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Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 7 reviews)

  • The big draw to adtran is the laid back work environment and the benefits (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)

  • Hire Co-ops to prevent less hiring full time(thereby pay nothing as compared to full-time) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Advanced Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always working with smart people. Everyone cares about getting the job done and delivering to the customer.

    Cons

    Company struggles at times to embrace modern software techniques and practices


  2. Work Experience at ADTRAN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The Phoenix division was an excellent place to work. It was a challenging and fun work experience while it lasted. Excellent work/life balance. A very good management and a a good team environment..

    Cons

    It was all work and very little emphasis on employee training. We could have done with a lot more training


  3. Coop policy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They treat coops very well, a very good start for anyone's career. According to Adtran's shuttle driver, over 50% coop and intern students return to Adtran after graduation.

    Cons

    I merely worked at Adtran for one summer semester and really does not feel uncomfortable at all. Thus I have no cons to share, folks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Adtran is very good for all interns and coops. Even the shuttle driver told me that more than 50% coops students return to Adtran.


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  5. Good company in which to learn the basics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very team oriented, you get a mentor as an intern or co-op, but your entire team will become an invaluable resource. If you are a student looking to have a great internship or co-op, this is a great place to do it.

    Cons

    There is basically no upward mobility in terms of salary and promotions. You could possibly be there in the same salary range for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the internships and co-op opportunities and move the entire development unit towards collaborative workspaces.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Sales Engineer

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people Great culture - when you're at corporate

    Cons

    No room for growth Very little communication Top level management is only concerned about managing stock price Frugal to a fault Company doesnt backfill when people leave, they just distribute the workload and make every one work harder Very little attention for remote employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the stock price and start worrying about your human assets. You can only ride people so long before they give up. No one likes being kept in the dark.


  7. Was a pleasure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at Adtran. Lots of great people there and the engineers I worked with we 're top notch.

    Cons

    Little oppurtunity for advancement outside of putting in decades with the company


  8. Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Employees seem to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Too conservative, reactionary instead of planning for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Empower human resources to help with employee relations.


  9. Overworked, underpaid, and not sure why

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    Pros

    People are friendly. Carrier products are at par with industry

    Cons

    No career growth whatsoever. Some unhealthy politics, zero direction or positive motivation from executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody is truly happy here. Only seem to hear from the CEO when someone dies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    This company is a has been

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at ADTRAN

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

    Pros

    Their salaries are competitive. That's a Pro. No other ones.

    Cons

    Outdated, non-competitive products, no direction, no vision, The company stumbles, unable to find its way. Politics, politics and more politics. Extremely poor communication from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Look around, the world of technology is passing you by...


  11. Summer Product Tester in 2010

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Summer Product Tester in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Summer Product Tester in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great hours (4/10's with possible OT), beautiful campus, friendly and helpful managers, great food in the cafeteria, monthly birthday parties for employees (one day of each month employees born in that particular month got excused from work to go to a 30min "party" with the CEO and have cake).

    Cons

    very dated computers and programs (it was 2010 and we were using Windows 95)

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully by 2015, they have updated the OS, but if they haven't: Spend a little money on updating employee computers on the testing floor. Yes, Windows 95 may still work for logging in hours and running product tests, but come on. . . an update would make those tests run a lot faster & would save the company money & time.



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