ADTRAN Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Great place to advance career.

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    Lack of micromanagement Opportunities to learn Friendly staff Open-door policy Never a dull moment

    Cons

    Lack of managing in certain individuals/groups allows for overly relaxed atmosphere leads to festering of problems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in key individuals. Get engineers into the field to interact with customers more often.


  2. Very Good Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN

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

    Pros

    Amazing talented individuals with great culture.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. While there is some stress to get the job done, employee-employee and employee-management relations could not be better. Very enjoyable work environment. Very talented engineering team, everyone pulls their share. Management is conservative (long history of profitability) and accessible. Traditionally low turnover. Excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Growth has slowed compared to 10 years ago and the workforce is still relatively young making promotion opportunities hard to come by. Benefits aren't bad, but for a company that prides itself on hiring the "best & brightest", overall compensation is a little low.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not the company it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Inconsistant Management Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    a small company with a rural mentality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN

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

    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.


  8. Very nice work place. No unnecessary politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to travel on work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work.


  9. "Good place to work if you enjoy the job you're doing"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The general environment is very positive and the work is rewarding. The campus is beautiful, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no path for advancement and the salary is not competitive. Last year's raises were lousy despite stellar company performance.


  10. neutral experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    conservative company, no layoffs in a long time

    Cons

    1) no career growth 2) not much professional development

    Advice to Management

    invest in career development for employees


  11. Adtran is a good company, it is a good laid back place to work

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

    I have been working at ADTRAN

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adtran is a conservative company that is steady. You are not in constant fear of losing your job. The work is challenging and fulfilling.

    Cons

    Adtran is very conservative on compensation. It's benefits are also pretty pricey compared to other companies I have friends working for.



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