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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • awesome work environment, amazing mentors, friendly people all around (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 6 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Starting out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking company. They cultivate learning and innovation. Really good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average.


  2. "Raw Materials Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No Layoffs and it is a good working enviroment in the warehouses with temperature controlled due to electronic parts

    Cons

    not alot of movement upward mobility and pay increases are slow


  3. "A good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. "Good company, bad co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  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. "Material handler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Director of Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Western Region Sales Director in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Western Region Sales Director in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Less service provider and more enterprise

    Advice to Management

    Deliver products timely


  9. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    good opportunities and great experience

    Cons

    limited structure and limited direction


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Slow to adapt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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