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ADC Telecommunications Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "When a product manager managed products..."

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    • 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.


  2. "ADC is just OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC has great people, casual work environment and cool technology. Office environment is very ergonomically friendly. ADC provides great benefits in terms of vacation/medical.

    Cons

    ADC is very conservative and changes happen very slowly. This has improved in recent years but is still a hindrance. The company is too focused on manufacturing/operations and not enough on sales/marketing. Also the company has poor branding.

    Advice to Management

    Develop processes that enable quicker decisions. Senior management needs to focus more on sales/marketing instead of manufacturing/operations. The company needs a branding makeover.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ADC is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC has a high degree of integrity in how it treats employees and customers. Executives are very concious of the corporate values as they make decisions that impact the organization.

    Although ADC is a relatively larger firm, the atmosphere has a smaller company feel. Employees are friendly and eager to help those who ask for it.

    Cons

    ADC is in a very dynamic industry which requires periodic organizational change either through acquisitions, alignment of work to our customers needs, or simply organizing work to be more efficient. You must be able to embrace change and thrive in it. There are other "pocketed" issues the company deals with but no more than anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    .


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance, not so great career growth."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ADC's benefits and compensation are at least at market rates, if not above. The company does an excellent job of promoting and work and life balance for its employees. I have never had a problem in getting the time off I need approved. The corporate facilities are also very nice and are in a nice location, close to plenty of restaurants and shopping.

    Cons

    Career growth is either meteoric or non-existant. If you don't find a way to distinguish yourself, you could find yourself doing the same menial tasks month after month for years. If you get on the growth track, the rise can be quick and powerful. Additionally, communication is horrendous. Senior leadership does a pretty decent job when they try, but middle managers and supervisors really struggle in this regard.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better.


  5. "Outsource, outsource, outsource!"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director Engineering in Minneapolis, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in operations and engineering.

    Cons

    Slow growth, management is not very competent, not many opportunities for professional growth. Watch out, your job will more than likely get shipped to China.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on costs and focus on customer satisfaction and quality of product and services.


  6. "Rewording, challenge and truly people oriented company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Juárez, México (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Juárez, México (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management integrity and work ethics

    Cons

    none, company provided personnel development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "it was gud"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at ADC Telecommunications part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good telecommunication company.you must have knee interest to works with this company

    Cons

    no.good campus.no accomodation fascility.rude working people

    Advice to Management

    no

  8. "It was a good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, friendly people, timely hike, job safety no work load

    Cons

    week management, too much control over managers


  9. "Good company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work culture
    shift timings
    flexible work timings

    Cons

    salary
    management in top
    too much politics


  10. "Bought over by Tyco Electronics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn SAP and knew a lot of international colleagues. SAP is a very useful software that is applicable almost everywhere :)

    Cons

    It is very unstable to work in ADC as the management was too stressed as their jobs were on the line before being bought over by Tyco Electronics

    Advice to Management

    Not application


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