ADTRAN Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Great in the past, losing vision now

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, reasonable benefits package, nice facilities at Huntsville campus.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not have a central vision to share and guide the company. They are driving the company based on quarterly numbers expectations and keep pushing everyone to do more with less. This negatively impacts morale and reduces our ability to deliver to customer expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and coherently deliver a simple and consistent vision for the company's direction.


  2. In the beginning - fantastic. During the last few years - not so good.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place. Beautiful facility. Great food.

    Cons

    No clear direction from management. The overall direction of the company does not filter down to all groups within operations. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Set up performance agreements with management. Align the goals from the executive level to the front-line managers. If people do not perform, replace them. Strive for work-life balance within the teams.


  3. Adtran

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

    Pros

    Good company. Great people. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    So .. so ... so ....... boooooring.


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  5. Great company with Strong Market presence and sense. Poor vision for org growth / succession planning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biz Dev Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Biz Dev Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with Strong Market presence and sense. Poor vision for org growth / succession planning Significantly behind in process development and use of web-based business tools.

    Cons

    Significantly behind in process development and use of web-based business tools. Virtually no priority placed on synergies available by integrating employee career development with succession planning.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and implement plan to leverage synergies from integrating employee career development with succession planning.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great people, good upper management, and challenging work environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company environment that is very stable and operations are great. Traditionally rather laidback and opportunistic place to work. Family oriented. Flexible work hours are a nice perk. Also, the management chain appears to be genuinely concerned about the state of their people. They work with you when life happens. Paid educational benefits. Employment benefits are excellent Company administers its own insurance operations which is a super saver on benefits. Upper management exemplify great leadership and employee turnover one of the lowest in the industry.

    Cons

    HUntsville locations does not offer a lot of access to Customer sites and only one telecom company essentially for at least 100 miles. Engineering 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 left the company in 2011. Very few leave due to being unhappy with work conditions. They usually leave for better paying positions.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your engineers. Don't follow the current trend of micro-management in the name of Agile. Find that compensate level that make employees push product development out faster without foster compensation decline.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good to start out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to start out as an entry level employee to gain experience

    Cons

    Limitations in promotion and increase in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good workers, good money and make it worth their while to stay. Employees don't quit the job, they quit the management.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

    Engineering 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 Management

    Compensate your engineers. Don't follow the current trend of micro-management in the name of Agile.


  9. Awesome place to co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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


  10. I love my job! Great oportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Repair Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  11. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, product set a bit dated.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and ability to develop to a vision

    Advice to Management

    Increase speed you bring out new product



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