ADTRAN
3.7 of 5 50 reviews
www.adtran.com Huntsville, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

ADTRAN Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.7 50 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

ADTRAN Chairman, CEO, and Director Thomas R. Stanton

Thomas R. Stanton

(40 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work environment fosters teamwork"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Nice facilities, some good perks if you are in the Huntsville office (on-site gym and nurse)"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also if you move to Huntsville, remember this is the only telecom company for hundreds of miles"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Can't think of any real cons, the entire experience was great and they really care about their co-ops"
    in 3 reviews
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Great Company

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

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

ProsFacility , Company Values , Smart People

ConsSome work can become monotonous.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Test Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I worked at ADTRAN full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat products. Facilities are top notch. Most people get their own office. On-site gym and cafeteria. They provide plenty of class lectures through-out the year from weight loss to skill training.

ConsYearly increases were low which caused a high turn over rate in my department. However, this was during the economy crisis in 2008-2010.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the best places to work in Telecommunication in Huntsville

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent compensation. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies, Excellent teams with adaptation to new agile methodologies. Good opportunities to improve personal development.

ConsHuman resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs. Decent compensation. Need more product visions on certain areas. A bit conservation business approach.

Advice to Senior ManagementHuman resources need lot of improvements to meet the employees needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ADTRAN

ProsVery casual work place and great people to work with.

ConsThe job title structure isn't very growth oriented for budding engineers

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A great company to work for that cares about its employees.

Co-Op (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than a year

ProsWork environment fosters teamwork.
Beautiful campus that creates a refreshing work environment.
Employees are smart, hard working and helpful.

ConsCommunication can sometimes be difficult between departments.
Forcing hardware and software teams onto the same timelines and expectations can cause issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very Good

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNo politics in working environment.

ConsWe are not at the headquarter. No gym and less training class.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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Great people, not a lot of advancement opportunities

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

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFor the most part the people are great. Willing to help and knowledgeable. There is a good work/live balance and good benefits.

ConsLack of communication from upper management and lack of upward mobility. The management is so flat in some instances that promotion is next to impossible.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your people and don't make it so difficult and uncomfortable when they have to talk with you.

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Adtran is still a great place to work

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

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

ProsThe products are awesome and the campus is first rate. Good people in a good market. Although the environment is still good, it used to be much, much better.

Conscompany tends to run lean, which is a pro and a con. Often short handed but being over worked is more secure than being under worked and fearing a pink slip...

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much focus on business expenses rather than Engineering results the past several years has changed the atmosphere drastically and reduced individual productivity and/or creativity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsAlot of very smart employees. Good Pay. Very interesting and challenging work. Cares about their employees. Great facilities.

ConsThe Company needs to do a better job articulating the company vision for moving forward. Clearly define career paths for employees..

Advice to Senior ManagementWork to define career advancement and better salaries.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work

IT Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at ADTRAN full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDuring economic downturns they try hard not to lay off their full time workers. The open campus is nice without a lot of restrictions. Most manager are willing to work with employees to allow some flexibility between job and personal life.

ConsThey aren't the best at promoting from within the ranks. Most employees do not get bonuses.

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