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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton
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Pros
  • employee cooperation and work environment (in 17 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Finance in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people - talented, honest and hard working

    Cons

    cliques - shame but they are rampant

    Advice to Management

    talk to your people - have some events that are actually fun and that people will interact with each other


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part about this job is that I have the opportunity to learn and excel as much as I want. The sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Implementing culture change has been difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Train and mentor people to be able to operate if you were not there. That would be a success. Be more open to change.

  3. "Tech Support"

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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

    Great People, great experience working with people.

    Cons

    High stress, sometimes longer hours.


  4. "Great Company with too narrow a focus"

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

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, established, process oriented, solid products, great people up and down the org chart. Compensations, working conditions, benefits - all good,

    Cons

    Product set is too narrow for the overall efforts of the company. Broadband is the key focus and is a great technology that will be around for some time but its like gaining a bigger and bigger piece of a shrinking pie. For the Enterprise space products have always been on the downhill side of the product adoption bell curve. Nothing very innovative here which does not bode well for the future. This is a company of engineers lead by engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve marketing


  5. "good learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    gives opportunity to work in different areas

    Cons

    nothing specific; compensation can be better


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good pay and high on technology.

    Cons

    The hours each day were long. You were expected to work weekends and holidays with little pay compensation.


  7. "Not bad"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Have an excellent co-op program at the Huntsville location. Extremely accommodating

    Cons

    After being hired there isn't much room for advancement and the pay is a considerable amount less than other employers in the area

  8. "Reliable work but not much engineering advancement or salary increase"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is reliable; if you do your job, you aren't likely to lose it. The environment is generally friendly. 40 hours/week is average and more are rarely required. Vacation requests are usually easily approved. Stock grants for engineers.

    Cons

    All engineers have the same title to prevent jealousy between employees, but as a side effect, hard to determine route to advancement (as engineer) and better salary. Raises are only around 2.5-3.5%. Inter-team development is rarely synchronized or prioritized at the same levels. Little responsibility for poor decisions and yet management is hesitant to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Assign responsibility for project decisions to a single individual or two at most to avoid design delays. Hold those people responsible for their decisions; insuring poor decisions aren't duplicated and reward good decisions. Insure all teams on a project have same priorities for tasks.


  9. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    had a great team and learned a lot

    Cons

    not any i can think of


  10. "Contracts Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Contracts Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than a year)

    Pros

    employee cooperation and work environment

    Cons

    Very few downsides except maybe overall Company was too bureaucratic when I worked there.


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