http://www.adtran.com

ADTRAN

Software Developer

August 2020 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Loved the company and the work.

What I wish was different

Wish it hadn’t been remote.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
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Computer Hardware Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I liked the amount that they were willing to let me learn. No matter what I asked, they tried to find something to match.

What I wish was different

While they were eager for me to learn, work was not always available. There was more downtime than up.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak up.
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Tester

May - August 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Loved the company culture

What I wish was different

Slightly higher pay

Advice

Take advantage of your mentor and coworkers—they are happy to help!
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Purchasing Int

May - August 2016 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

A lot of independent work that helped me lear from experience and figuring it out myself

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to come in with a class of interns instead of just myself

Advice

Employers notice when you go above and beyond
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Software Development Co-Op

January 2018 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t take things too seriously, you’re here to learn, not be the best. If you walk away everyday thinking “Man, I could have done better on that project”, you’ve got the wrong mindset. The better thought is actually a question: “What did I learn today?”
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Co-op

May - August 2018 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Adtran has a very organized co-op program. Last summer was my 2nd work term so I had a better idea of what I was getting in to and was able to better prepare for the work my team was doing.

What I wish was different

One downside of a large co-op program is that it can be difficult for development teams to always have tasks suited for an entry level co-op. It is difficult to balance a task that isn't trivial but itsn't completely over your head (not that this issue is unique to adtran).

Advice

My main advice at adtran or any co-op is to enter with a learning and growth mindset. Ask as many questions as possible and don't expect yourself to be an expert right when you start.
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