Engineering Coordinator (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – September 25, 2015
Overall, the company is an outstanding corporation to work for. The culture there is a lax one, and they actually treat folks like they are adults.
The down side with a larger company is the bane of any corporation and that is 'politics' that can hamper either advancement or even the possibility of a smooth ride during the duration of employment.
Though this company seemed to have less of an issue of it, there was pockets of politics and those who were in departments that were caught up in such, fared worse then the many who were more fortunate to work in departments that was less infested with politics.
Overall, a very fair company to work for, and when the company was forced into layoffs, the company went above and beyond to help those laid off to gain employment elsewhere.
Adtran is a great place to work so long as you do not work the production floor
Test Engineering Floor Support Technician (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – October 21, 2015
Management is just like management anywhere else. The people that you work with are generally good hardworking people. The pay is lower middle standard so long as you are not working on the production floor.
Excellant place to work. Cafeteria and gym was a plus.
Lead Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – July 30, 2015
Processed payroll for over 2000 hourly and salaries employees. Worked with HR and Purchasing department. Enjoyed my co-workers and have meet life time friends. I learned a lot from my supervisor and my co-workers. Very fast pace work environment, which I loved because it keep me busy.
Business Mgr (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 12, 2015
Senior leadership does not have a central vision to share and guide the company. They are driving the company based on quarterly numbers expectations and keep pushing everyone to do more with less. This negatively impacts morale and reduces our ability to deliver to customer expectations.
Advice to Management Develop and coherently deliver a simple and consistent vision for the company's direction.
flexible work environment, reasonable benefits package, nice facilities at huntsville campus.
senior leadership does not have a central vision to share and guide the company.
Customer Service Representative/Call Center (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 7, 2015
In the call center you took calls as they came as a Material Handler you took calls and got parts How to interact with all types of customers How to help get what customer needed Management was mininial Coworkers were normal Hardest part of job getting parts and things as needed Being able to move around and interact with other departments
Productions Tester (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – June 7, 2013
I used to assemble and test products made by Adtran. I learned basic co-worker interaction skills and developed my work ethic while holding this job. Management was effective without being overbearing. Consistently maintained good relationships with co-workers. The hardest part of this job was getting hired. The most enjoyable part of this job was the interaction between co-workers during assembly and testing of products.
Corporate Events Manager (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – April 26, 2013
Currently working on over 200 events and trade shows on a crew of two event managers with the schedule increasing. I would have to say the hardest part of my job is the physical labor of packing out equipment and supplies for the trade shows. On the reverse side of things, the most enjoyable part of my job is getting to work with people from all walks of life, from all over the world. Over a 17 year time-span I've made great connections in the industry, put my organizational and people skills to daily use and continued to enjoy my job.
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 27, 2012
Every engineer is given an office with a window. In fact the building was designed specifically to place all offices on the exterior of the building, and the labs on each floor are located centrally. No cubicles, natural light, and I even got to look out across the lake. Engineers are asked to move mountains, but they are well compensated and they gain a wealth of experience unmatched by many.
office with a view, engineers can do no wrong, engineers run the business.
huntsville al is a quiet southern town, it is not san francisco
Marketing Operations Assistant (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – October 21, 2013
Capable management and co-workers with a team atmosphere helped getting work done much more friendly and simpler. I helped to optimize the reseller program and it was exciting to be able to find out and discuss ways for improvement and the steps needed to get there. I learned the value of data management and providing solid reports on how to communicate strategy effectively.
Global Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 17, 2013
I've been with this company a long while - and most who come to work here stay more than five years. There are rarely layoffs - and the structure is such, that if hard times come, people stay but you can expect some re-arrangement. If you can operate and adapt when change comes the better off and happier you will be as an employee.
It is true what they say, you don't mind not making as much money if you have a good boss. My manager is the best I've ever had. There are some managers within this company that are harder to work for - however, even the difficult ones will only make you better at your job.
not micro-managed. free coffee and tea. descent benefits package and tuition reimbursement.
poor raises, compensation vs. job description mismatched.