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ADC Telecommunications President, CEO, and Director Bob Switz
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  1. "Good company to work for. Very professional in all aspects of business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid customer base, excellent products, backed by lots of training. Learned a lot about product knowledge, and became a people person.

    Cons

    Lots of travel out of state. Hard on the family life. Could be higher paying salary positions, with a better bonus structure.


  2. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good engineering projects

    Cons

    Not enough money / budget for projects


  3. "Wonderful....great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to be innovative, great management

    Cons

    Industry is a tough one


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  5. "We miss those days"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ADC was a fun place to work in it's hayday. The pay was rewarding and it was work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    Too bad ADC no longer exists as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Too bad you couldn't keep things going after the Telcom crash.


  6. "Fantastic people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great customer focus. Manufacturing prowess consistently improved every year. People were highly motivated to win and get the job done.

    Cons

    Structurally defective industry with over concentration serving Verizon and AT&T make it incredibly difficult to create sustainable growth. Over the years had invented some very innovative wireless technologies and smart connectivity that they just couldn't commercialize. Great culture had difficulty extending outside of a telecom centric mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Truly understand core manufacturing and technology and find a way to leverage into more adjacencies


  7. "Receptionist/conference room reservations/materials reservation/promotion ticket sales/copy/scan/fax/switchboard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Contractor - ProStaff Receptionist - Temp in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff/lovely reception lobby/adequate lunch and break time/good equipment for executing your job easily and efficiently

    Cons

    Lobby noise made hearing phone clients sometimes difficult/ Busy phones - multi-taking


  8. "Great times, good people, telecomm industry was a bust..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People were great to works with
    Social outreach withing various communities

    Cons

    Result of the industry, is why the company had to downsize

    Advice to Management

    Sell


  9. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the work environment.

    Cons

    Did not know weather the company would keep me due to company being sold to Tyco Electronics

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Employee friendly, cares for employee growth

    Cons

    Slow growth in market, decision process is slow

    Advice to Management

    Keep a broader outlook and make faster decision


  11. "When a product manager managed products..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC is very liberal & generous in vacation, working remotely, traveling to customers or facilities. BlackBerries provided & service. Health plan covers your children to age 25 & they do not have to be in college. The salaries are pretty good too.

    Cons

    ADC will change your job or position whether you welcome it or not. One day you can be a business leader in product management, the next day your new position is Commodity Manager. Nevermind if YOU never intended to take that career path. Some don't take this too well.

    Advice to Management

    We've come a long way in a short period of time. You, our leaders are trying with heart & soul IMO. Whether I agree or not with the new polcies, I stand behind the decisions & support them. We must move forward as a company & we will be stronger, leaner & fit to fight.



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