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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Pros
  • awesome work environment, amazing mentors, friendly people all around (in 18 reviews)

  • You have a lot chance to learn new cutting-edge technology and actually do a lot of work; Work-life balance is good too; Manager is really nice (in 7 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. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing two years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If this is your first job, go to "Cons" section
    If this is not your first job,
    1. Working here will teach you, that all your others jobs were far better
    2. It will teach you that even 0.5 % increment is OK
    3. It will teach you that you have so much potential, you can work for more than 8 hours a day and more than 5 days a week and still can have smile (fake smile)
    4. It will teach you all the elevation/performance review is show off, your increment is independent to your performance.
    5. Engineering managers can be technical and self-praising
    6. Your traffic can be monitored by the engineering manager (the one who runs the place), so don't use facebook or glassdoor

    Cons

    1. Your salary and position in previous job will not matter, they will pay you what they want (no standards follow)
    2. No bonuses, reason - company isn't doing good (I stayed there more than two years no yearly bonus)
    3. Engineering manager insults QA if they don't open bugs. He can go to the extend and write that in weekly update
    4. If you are employer and write review here, you will be intimidated (I was intimidated and threaten by not my manager but the engineering manager who runs the place)
    5. Engineering manager opens new accounts on glass door to write positive review about himself and company

    Advice to Management

    Heard it is falling apart now. You wasted my two years and talent, please please please don't do that to others. Treat employees like humans, and please let the QA be run by a QA manager and not engineering manager (that is partially why QA fails)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a small company with a rural mentality"

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


  3. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, decent benefits, good employee moral

    Cons

    terminations for no reason to hire back prior employees


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  5. "Do Not Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Any average company would have

    Cons

    Bunch of red necks. Hire Co-ops to prevent less hiring full time(thereby pay nothing as compared to full-time). They will just keep you hanging in air. Co-op with some other company where they hire Co-ops for full time after graduation

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep candidates hanging for no reason. Be direct.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of *"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    1. Hyderabad
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Hyderabad

    Cons

    Service based company with Product masking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Get out as fast you as you can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    It is a job and pays the bills.

    Cons

    Not outlook fr the company.

    Advice to Management

    Wakeup and fix the company and pay attention to your workforce.


  8. "Not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ADTRAN has a nice campus and nice facilities

    Cons

    ADTRAN has changed for the worse over the last 5-7 years. Politics and finger pointing is becoming more rampant. Management has an extreme lack of focus. Moral is on the decline, with many long time employees exiting the company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Mark Smith's management style and leadership.


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