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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Place to work, great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Absolutely zero career progression no matter how good you are (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, get the job done mentality is pervasive. Good benefits, strong financials, solid company.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and process can make it a challenge for some.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but salaries are lower than other companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Very smart, capable, helpful coworkers
    Stable job

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other companies
    Small raises
    Only one office in the US - cannot relocate

    Advice to Management

    Improve cafe (got worse after the renovation)
    Invest more money in work equipment (laptops, lab equipment)


  3. "Product Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company, fair compensation

    Cons

    Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance


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  5. "A good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A friendly working environment and very good team work orientation. fair salary. flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Young talent turned out rate is high.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give the young engineers more opportunities.


  6. "Material handler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adtran in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Adtran in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Good co workers.

    Cons

    Always busy. Hard to take breaks.


  7. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is conservative in business philosophy but aggressive in selected product development. As a mid-size company, we have the resources needed to invest in the business for the long-term

    Cons

    Organic growth is highly valued as opposed to growth through M&A. That can be good and bad. It just depends on the area of the business which has the most potential--these typically use most of the resources.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maintain aggressive projects for key technologies in which the company can establish long-term ROI


  8. "Sales Solutions Engineer Co-op"

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    Current Intern - Sales Solutions Engineer Co-op in Huntsville, AL
    Current Intern - Sales Solutions Engineer Co-op in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with. Lots of projects to be completed. Always busy! A good look into the technical side of ADTRANs products while also seeing the business side. More of a customer-facing role including demoing new products for customers.

    Cons

    My mentor goes out of town and when he is gone I'm very bored. But when he comes back we jump right into working on something else.

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of! I've always been treated well in this department. Everyone is very helpful towards you and wants to give you as much of their knowledge as possible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Slow to adapt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Facilities
    Better than average co-workers. More knowledgeable and competent in their work.
    Starting to rejoin the diverse engineering organizations into a single unit (better employee-manager ratios)
    Some of the dinosaurs in upper management have less people reporting to them

    Cons

    So heavily understaffed, managers are reluctant to let engineers progress in their career objectives since opening a new-hire slot is next to impossible.
    Slightly lower pay for comparable jobs in the industry/area.

    Advice to Management

    With the telecom industry changing as quickly as it is, holding back on spending and hiring will just keep the company behind the times more and more. Good employees are already voting with their feet as they walk out the door to better opportunities.

    A couple of the senior VPs really need to consider retiring to make way for people who understand what is going to need to be addressed in the next 2-3 years to make the company more successful.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "For new engineers mainly"

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    Current Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Peon in Huntsville, AL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Lots of opportunity for learning. Mostly a lax atmosphere if you don't work for production.

    Cons

    The company is changing into a software driven company. The raises are really nothing to brag about. Opportunity for advancement is almost non-existent. They seem to be afraid to pay what people deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. They combined with you make this company work. Losing long term employees to better employment is not the way to stay in business.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "The people make ADTRAN great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with and the management team. All seem to care about the customers and the ADTRAN brand. All work hard, equally, to ensure that we produce the best solutions and provide the best services for our customers. Makes me proud to work for ADTRAN.

    Cons

    Management team is fiscally responsible to our shareholders. We run lean always, because who enjoys a layoff? Down side to this is that there is little movement and little room for growth and development. You are needed right where you are.

    Advice to Management

    We have the best and most dedicated engineers in the industry. Give us more training and the flexibility to work on different products each year.



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