ADTRAN Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Adtran

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Good company. Great people. Good opportunities.

    Cons

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

  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Product Qualifications Technician in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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.

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    Conservative and friendly company with a solid set of products and a flexible working environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation package, and plenty of "doers" that make things happen. The hardware engineering team produces quality products at competitive price points.

    Cons

    The Enterprise division is micro-managed to the point that director-level employees don't have the authority to make decisions and spend capital to invest in the future of the company. Although products tend to perform well, the company is generally not innovative and tends to implement features only after they've been proven in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Give your senior employees more decision making authority, but don't be afraid to shake things up if they're not performing or are incapable of making (good) decisions.

  6. Awesome place to co-op

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Co-Op Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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.

  7. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    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

  8. Good Place to work in Alabama

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

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

    Pros

    Agile development , scrum , and lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Human resources need a lot to do

  9. Adtran is a wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    Pros

    Adtran 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)

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Look at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

  10. One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Human 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 Management

    Human resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

  11. Great place!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN

    Pros

    Very casual work place and great people to work with.

    Cons

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

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