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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Adtran Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

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

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


  8. "ADTRAN Review"

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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Very Good Company to work for."

    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

    Pros

    Amazing talented individuals with great culture.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.


  11. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. While there is some stress to get the job done, employee-employee and employee-management relations could not be better. Very enjoyable work environment.
    Very talented engineering team, everyone pulls their share.
    Management is conservative (long history of profitability) and accessible.
    Traditionally low turnover.
    Excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Growth has slowed compared to 10 years ago and the workforce is still relatively young making promotion opportunities hard to come by.
    Benefits aren't bad, but for a company that prides itself on hiring the "best & brightest", overall compensation is a little low.

    Advice to Management

    none



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