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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated February 16, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but will always be what it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Decent tech in carrier spaces. Enterprise is weak by today's standards. If the sector goes weak, it's a decent place to park for employment.

    Cons

    Upper mgt is not dynamic nor very motivating. Absolutely zero career progression no matter how good you are. Good people sit for 10 years or more waiting for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    None. This company is what it is, it won't change


  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. "Good company, bad co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge yet family friendly company
    Great co-op program

    Cons

    For me, I had a bad group with a terrible mentor who assumed I knew everything going in.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure that the mentors for the co-ops know that we don't always know everything coming in, and that we may require a little bit of training/direction to get started.


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  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Co-op at Adtran"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus, good people. Enjoyable co op experience. Good exposure to real world development environment. The cafeteria has some incredible food options.

    Cons

    Huntsville can get a little boring after a while. After my interaction with a lot of the full-timers, it seems like its hard to find opportunities to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give co-op students an opportunity to interact more with the management. Allowing co-op students to rotate with other campuses in the US and abroad may help attract more talent.


  8. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great entrepreneurial spirit. Can be forward thinking when it comes to developing the product.

    Cons

    All employees should be treated like the engineers
    Management can be rigid. Sometime management has it's head in the sand.
    Management should remember that their greatest assets are their employees whether a production employee or an engineer.


  9. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    Work Environment
    Campus
    Business
    Training Classes to help develop Professional Growth

    Cons

    Downsizing
    Opportunities
    No Opportunities for growth
    No Career Development
    Time


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees seem to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Too conservative, reactionary instead of planning for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Empower human resources to help with employee relations.


  11. "Software Development co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA
    Current Intern - Software Developer Co-Op in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great work opportunity and software development experience
    - good team members

    Cons

    - Many good engineers don't prefer to work due to salary offer is very low.
    - Much more can be achieved if lot new good engineers are hired for ambitious plans

    Advice to Management

    - Give market standard offers to good engineers so that they can come in drive company to better position in market.



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