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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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Pros
  • employee cooperation and work environment (in 19 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)

Cons
  • Low pay, no room for advancement, low emphasis on up-to-date technology (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "A good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. "Adtran Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, great people. Once hired, good benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    Hired through manpower, company on hiring freeze for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Do not keep people working for manpower for so long, they do not give benefits.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Change Is Here with Good Pay"

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

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

    Pros

    ADTRAN is no longer "set in its ways" as many reviewers have described the culture. There has been a shift in thinking by management. Collaborative spaces are now becoming a reality, business is up by 14% YTD and stock is up, and most importantly the dynamic of ADTRAN is changing. New, young, diversified talent with fresh ideas are transforming the ADTRAN culture. This review is coming from a 23 year old who has been working here for over two years now. I've seen the drastic change in these past two years and change will continue.

    Cons

    Not a con but you people need to read this: As a woman, you get paid the same as a man so don't listen to the other reviewers. Pay is good. It has been significantly raised (approx 60,000) to compete with the other companies in Research Park in Huntsville, AL. As a new hire, it includes a large bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the employees of ADTRAN: To those complaining about "not moving up", ever think it might be a problem with yourself? Communication skills are valued over technical skills at ADTRAN. Great, you can code. But can you interface with a customer in a business perspective, too? No? Then develop those skills. Take classes. That's what I've done and I've already gained recognition for it. In other words, people notice me. Having an engineering degree isn't everything. Get an MBA (that is paid for by ADTRAN btw) and you're unstoppable. Business mind + Engineering mind = $Lots of money$. That combination is deadly here and everywhere else. Take this advice from a passionate employee who wants the best for ADTRAN and it's employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding; Opportunity to contribute in many ways; empowered to make decisions and act on them."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part of one big team. Feels good to be told over and over by industry analysts and customer of how great company, solutions are.

    Cons

    Company runs very lean, work too hard sometimes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company with family oriented structure, flexible and good learning scope since it has more than 1700 products."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DVT Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - DVT Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning, flexible, managers/leads with good technical understanding , free snacks :) in india office. atmosphere is positive and welcoming. Colleagues are nice and helping for a new recruit.

    Cons

    There are plans of further improvements and policies, but are been under taken with snails pace from higher management due to new establishment in India Office. No re-creation (Indoor) facility as yet.

    Advice to Management

    There are great plans in pipeline please implement it as quickly as possible to experience the benefits of it.


  6. "Office Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to keep updated with edge technology.

    Cons

    Needs to improve human rights outside of the HQ´s.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful when hiring local ¨Sales Directors¨ who haven´t demonstrated their end results and are granted to hire their friends to substitute proved and loyal employees.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good Work Life Balance & a very stable Company .
    2) Management shows concern towards your personal issues & treats Employees very well.
    3) Great work environment
    4) Innovation is encouraged through events like Hack a thon and I & I week
    5) Compensation on par with the Market

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Should come up with more performance based incentives

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long time employees at Adtran and their approval of current senior management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable environment to work in .

    Cons

    Lower than average pay. Have to make moves yourself, company does not define a career progression path.

    Advice to Management

    Be more like Mark Smith, instead of being so arrogant.


  9. "ADTRAN Review"

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities. Everyone has an office with a view. Great benefits. Layed back atomosphere.

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions. Tend to hire from outside instead of promoting from within. Many people are blind to the overall goals of the company. Most of engineering has little involvment with the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of people who continuously do not do their jobs effectively even after it being brought to their attention. Make sure that all employees are aware of where their products are going, details about the appliation, and who the customer is. This knowledge will help them make the best decisions possible when designing.


  10. "Adtran is a good company, it is a good laid back place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DVT Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - DVT Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adtran is a conservative company that is steady. You are not in constant fear of losing your job. The work is challenging and fulfilling.

    Cons

    Adtran is very conservative on compensation. It's benefits are also pretty pricey compared to other companies I have friends working for.


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