ADTRAN
3.7 of 5 51 reviews
www.adtran.com Huntsville, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton

Thomas R. Stanton

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Adtran is very good ol boy network and ultrconservative

Tyouuoo (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company does not foster a culture that is anywhere close to excellence.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou live in Huntsville and it is the only large Telco vendor

ConsIf you are working in remote office, you might as well look for a new job

Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt modern management techniques and there is a world outside of Huntsville

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not the company it used to be

Channel Marketing (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice 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.

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

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Inconsistant Management Team

Production Operator (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsClean buildings and very laid back company.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementAll 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The company lacks strategic direction and does not adequately reward longevity or hard work.

Enterprise Field Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADTRAN

ProsThe schedule is flexible and there is a lot of available vacation and sick leave. The benefit package is reasonable for the current market but not excellent. They recently put a fitness center in the corporate HQ office which is fantastic. The office facilities are excellent. Most of the people here are great.

ConsThere is not a clearly defined or articulated strategic direction coming from senior management to the company. It feels that we are living "quarter to quarter" in order to satisfy Wall Street instead of trying to meet quantifiable 1-, 3-, 5- and 10- year objectives. The compensation packages do not match work performed or equivalent positions in the market. Staff resources are not allocated adequately in any departments, requiring everyone to do at least double the normal or reasonable load and even pick up work that other groups should be handling. We are stretched thin and everyone is constantly working at a high pace and at a high anxiety level.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and communicate a strategy and direction for the company. Invest in staff resources to support those objectives. Reward your staff with compensation, promotions, etc.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN

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

ConsThere 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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Good work. Poor pay/benefits. Greedy management

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN

Prosfantastic offices and equipment
knowledgeable tech staff

Consgreedy management-- stock options no longer given to non-managers
poor raises in the midst of booming business
only hire new grads for the most part

Place has went downhill since Mark Smith died. Mark spread the wealth among his engineers. Current Sr leadership acts like they alone make Adtran successful.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-adopt Mark Smith management. Give ISO again. Give better raises. Hire people so that short-handed dept workers don't have to be at work more than at home.

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