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ADC Telecommunications Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Short term but interesting"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good concept to co-locate a regional warehouse with strategic teams (Installation, Engineering, Project Management

    Cons

    Top heavy influence from corporate team, who were not in touch with the pulse of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    It would have been a good thing to get out and away from the corporate offices and listen to your work force.


  2. "Not sure what they are thinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really good place to work, great people and relaxed worked environment. Benefits package better than other companies.

    Cons

    Company will make changes without informing employees of changes until after the fact. Communication between upper management and the rest of the workforce is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your work force, they are the ones that meet customers daily and keep the company moving forward.

  3. "Great Company realized just how great in hindsight"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Administration in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Oriented; great benefits; great middle management that cared about the EEs

    Cons

    CEO was too conservative with cash flow to invest wisely therefore set up company for takeover.

    Advice to Management

    Too Late - the good times are now gone.


  4. "Exceptional place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADC Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, highly developed HR infrastructure, solid employee engagement. Professionally developed management team and clear strategic goals.

    Cons

    Made a mistake several years ago with the selection of a CEO from outside our culture. This is a Midwest company with Midwestern values. They care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent HR leadership team


  5. "Fantastic people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "great place to work, professional atmosphere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    colleagues were real professionals, great environment and training opportunities -- everyone had entrepreneurial spirit and growth opportunities were endless

    Cons

    industry volatility -- affected the company's ability to execute strategy. Bad timing


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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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


  9. "Satisfied"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Ok place to work, but no place to have a career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits and good people. Job was interesting for a while. Healthcare was great and the PTO policy/amount is better than i HAVE SEEN ANYWHERE

    Cons

    No career development or real opportunity for advancement. It just was not in the culture there to try to move people around or upwards. The pay is below average- this is a stated policy to pay below the median range of camparable companies/positions.

    Advice to Management

    There really needs to be some attention paid to people development. The opportunity to grow in ones career is severely lacking.


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