Ericsson-Worldwide
3.6 of 5 1,531 reviews
www.ericsson.com Stockholm, Sweden 5000+ Employees

Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.6 1,532 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg

(851 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Prosbetter for long term stay

Consslow in process. no innovation

Advice to Senior Managementbe smart

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ericsson as employer

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Pros401K matching is really good.

ConsManagement Sucks. Too many processes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Field Technician (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits but seem to be getting worse with time.

ConsPoor local management. Dead end position. Bullish management style. They feel it is better to threaten personnel's positions than to manage properly.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop micro managing. Get input from people that have work industry for many years rather than sticking with your click of employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ericsson India - Confused place with Leadership issues

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I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBrand name
Opportunity across regions/locations
location spread

ConsOpportunities are galore but no proper mechanism or program in place for sustenance. No or limited visibility to business projections. Poor leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementHire leadership with the right attitude and skill. The company needs to "Walk the Talk" - there is only talk.

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

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More focused on project revenue and contractors than hiring full time employees

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I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

ProsSteady book of contracts and workload

ConsDifficult to have long term direct employment

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

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Not the best choice

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Overland Park, KS

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits are very good. Medical clinic located on campus along with pharmacy. Very nice facilities. Unfortunately Ericsson did not inform employees of day to day business or goals so I cannot really so much about the company.

ConsWhile building the new "Sprint" network they asked assistance from 2 additional companies in order to complete work. The other 2 companies were ready to go and Ericsson could not get their portion or their equipment up and running. Employee bonus was based on the completion of milestones. Lack of training on Ericsson equipment as well as Ericsson’s vague understanding of the network is the cause of decrease in bonus payout. The employee's in question were once Sprint so they knew what they were doing yet Ericsson management constrictions delayed most processes and caused too many delays.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what you are committing to before undertaking a task as big as building an entire network. Listen to the employee's with experience as opposed to forcing early retirement. Nurture existing and new talent within your workforce as opposed to making layoff decisions blindly. You shot yourself in the foot and prolonged (almost) success. This will not sending you running back to Sweden but it certainly says a lot about cultural differences and tips your somewhat confused hand to everyone in the telecommunications industry

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Implementation Manager (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsThere is work, most of the times

ConsDoes not pay for the effort. You work 30+ hours of overtime each and every week. Essentially you are working for 50 cents on the dollar

Advice to Senior ManagementNot all Ericsson's are alike. NorCal is turning out to be the worst Ericsson worldwide. It starts with leadership. And the leadership in NorCal and Plano is lacking.

To management. Get better managers. Getting promoted on beer drinking, smoking and nice looking dies not cut it. Who are you fooling

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ericsson's business model works for shareholders, but not employees

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsEricsson has the money to buy products, and increase its market penetration by buying a successful product. Ericsson keeps its talent young and is very diverse.

ConsEricsson lays off older talent and dismantles high performing teams moving product ownership to lower cost centers. Ericsson doesn't develop their own products, rather they buy products rebrand them as Ericsson and then dismantles the original product teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to develop your own product.

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

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Good Company, Few Growth Opportunities

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Work Environment, Exposure to Great Technologies.

ConsLow Salary, Not Much opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain Good Talent

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

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Not a great company - Layoffs every year

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Health benefits
Work life balance
PTO

ConsEvery year they layoff 10%, sometime if they don't make good profit they layoff two times a year, there is lot of politics. The Management does not care about the employees well being, they want to make huge profits.

I saw lot of new grads hired and getting layed off after one year. This is not a company where you can build your career with. Just get some experience and leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the layoff's, give credit to the hard working employees.

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