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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Good company, product set a bit dated.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and ability to develop to a vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase speed you bring out new product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work in Alabama

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Agile development , scrum , and lot of opportunity

    Cons

    Human resources need a lot to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Look at more incentives to employees like bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    A good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    During economic downturns they try hard not to lay off their full time workers. The open campus is nice without a lot of restrictions. Most manager are willing to work with employees to allow some flexibility between job and personal life.

    Cons

    They aren't the best at promoting from within the ranks. Most employees do not get bonuses.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Stable company and great people

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, decent values, freedom to work without micromanaging, stable company

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement, low emphasis on up-to-date technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You established an IT department because you needed it. But you've since left it adrift. The technology you use affects your IT employees and when you casually toss out good technology for cheap technology you force your best IT employees to leave in order to protect their own careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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