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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • awesome work environment, amazing mentors, friendly people all around (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
  • 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 (4)

    "Sales Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great culture - when you're at corporate

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Very little communication
    Top level management is only concerned about managing stock price
    Frugal to a fault
    Company doesnt backfill when people leave, they just distribute the workload and make every one work harder
    Very little attention for remote employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the stock price and start worrying about your human assets. You can only ride people so long before they give up. No one likes being kept in the dark.


  2. "Summer Product Tester in 2010"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Summer Product Tester in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Summer Product Tester in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great hours (4/10's with possible OT), beautiful campus, friendly and helpful managers, great food in the cafeteria, monthly birthday parties for employees (one day of each month employees born in that particular month got excused from work to go to a 30min "party" with the CEO and have cake).

    Cons

    very dated computers and programs (it was 2010 and we were using Windows 95)

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully by 2015, they have updated the OS, but if they haven't: Spend a little money on updating employee computers on the testing floor. Yes, Windows 95 may still work for logging in hours and running product tests, but come on. . . an update would make those tests run a lot faster & would save the company money & time.

  3. "Engineer"

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    • 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
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked, underpaid, and not sure why"

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    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly. Carrier products are at par with industry

    Cons

    No career growth whatsoever. Some unhealthy politics, zero direction or positive motivation from executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody is truly happy here. Only seem to hear from the CEO when someone dies.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "This company is a has been"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Their salaries are competitive. That's a Pro. No other ones.

    Cons

    Outdated, non-competitive products, no direction, no vision, The company stumbles, unable to find its way. Politics, politics and more politics. Extremely poor communication from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Look around, the world of technology is passing you by...


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and hard working people

    Cons

    There are no real cons

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, the main campus has a café, gym, and the grounds are well kept. Very good culture where the co-workers are friendly and the managers are laid back towards the ones working for them. Very successful company that has been profitable since its start in 1985.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chances for moving up into a higher paying position. The raises for the last 5-6 years have been subpar.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I have been working at Adtran for over 10 years."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adtran has good job security, and good benefits packages, work balance is good. Good job for getting a experience coming out of college.

    Cons

    There is not much chance for job advancement, you are pretty much stuff in the same job. The pay is low, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay your employees more, need to have more company events like we use to have to build moral back up.


  9. "Adtran"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. If you do your work no one really bothers you

    Cons

    No chances to move up. Mainly stuck in the position you are hired in


  10. "Reliable company with nice facilities, and some really good people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, flexible time (for the most part), open work environment.

    Cons

    No clear corporate direction, no outside training, little potential for promotion, mediocre compensation.


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