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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • awesome work environment, amazing mentors, friendly people all around (in 18 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 7 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. "I've been at ADTRAN for a long time; it's like my second family."

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

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

    Pros

    It's a beautiful place to work, we have good benefits, a relaxed atmosphere and I know most of the people here.

    Cons

    The company is growing and changing.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of employees with the growth of the company.


  2. "Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Tyouuoo in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package, loose work schedule is a plus I guess

    Cons

    Clicks are in every department, knowledge is not shared. Ultraconservatives. Process goes to this company to DIE.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good bright people to work with. One will learn a lot working here.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Supportive, but sometimes not very organized.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as the biggest of the company


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  5. "Great place to advance career."

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lack of micromanagement
    Opportunities to learn
    Friendly staff
    Open-door policy
    Never a dull moment

    Cons

    Lack of managing in certain individuals/groups allows for overly relaxed atmosphere leads to festering of problems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in key individuals. Get engineers into the field to interact with customers more often.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Channel Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, some good perks if you are in the Huntsville office (on-site gym and nurse). Traditionally, they were a stable place and rather laid back.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction coming from management and the only thing that seems to matter is the Wall St bottom line. Everyone is overworked and being tasked to do more with less. Morale is pretty shot.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a clear vision to take the company forward. Invest in your people, new technology, new ideas to turn the company around.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inconsistant Management Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean buildings and very laid back company.

    Cons

    Management and HR are inconsistant with the company policy. The policy is what ever they want it to be at any given time and with any given employee. The maufacturing management team will not stand up for you,or at least not some. Management both manufacturing and HR are not very professional, but yet they tell you that you need to be. Management talks bad about other comnpanies and they have not worked anywhere but ADTRAN, so how do they know. Not professional in my opinion. Some managers hide information from the employees because they do nopt want the employees to use the program.

    Advice to Management

    All managers should have the same policy. You work for the same company. Stop hideing information from the employees. Be honest with your employees. They help the company make money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "a small company with a rural mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large offices. Cafeteria is decent.

    Cons

    The company although being in technology and a high growth sector is very conservative in terms of its investment policy. Projects are undertaken and are pursued half heartedly. Has a small under funded engineering team spread too thin across multiple sectors. Management looks to spread its feet in every possible sector without adequate investment. Has outdated technology in several areas. Future isn't too bright based on the technology roadmap for the organization, already facing intense competition in several areas.

    Also if you move to Huntsville, remember this is the only telecom company for hundreds of miles. Better to rent than to buy property here. There is not much going on in HSV.


  10. "Very nice work place. No unnecessary politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - HARDWARE DESIGN ENGINEER-1 in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to travel on work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work.


  11. ""Good place to work if you enjoy the job you're doing""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The general environment is very positive and the work is rewarding. The campus is beautiful, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no path for advancement and the salary is not competitive. Last year's raises were lousy despite stellar company performance.


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