Ericsson-Worldwide

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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
224 Reviews
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224 Reviews
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Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 195 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 67 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    Minimally acceptable workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of free time to pursue personal endeavors if you're not an engineer

    Cons

    Minimal chance for advancement if you're not Swedish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please realize that Americans realize you favor the Swedish employees. It's obvious.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Field Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Independent challenging field work. Being outdoors. Working with co workers.

    Cons

    Over worked. Safety issues. No time for personal life due to long hours and working over two weeks straight without a day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Techs should not have to work 18 days straight without a day off or 18 hour days. Someone will get hurt. Safety is a huge concern - working at night alone in bad areas. Someone needs to wake up and act like a company that cares about the employees and not treat them like crap!

  3.  

    Not a good employer compared to it's competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Professional Services Engineer in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    There were decent health benefits in the US.

    Cons

    Compensation is poor. Global culture is not consistent internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better vet your middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management, disconnected workplace culture, company direction changes faster than a school of fish.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Network Administrator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Network Administrator in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice individuals working there made the three months worth it. Snacks provided, flexible hours and thoughtful receptionist. Development long-timers great to work with, but office environment is two cliques: Indian and East Asian. Cubicles divide them and I found it impossible to get my head around what the hell this office does for Ericsson other than write code for software I never got to see in action. Lots of disconnected projects add up to...what?

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. 80% or more are Indians and Asians. I was the only non-Asian, non-white contractor there for quite some time. Most everyone else is Indians or east Asian. No sense that what you are doing has any impact on the products of the company. Feels like you are isolated from the company and are just working in a satellite office with no sense of direction or purpose. Misdirected job titles and duties lead the contractors into the place where their job will change into something else. Half the office floor is half-finished, with boxes and old hardware just sitting around, good offices wasted and empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? Sweden FEELS as far away as it is when you work at Ericsson in El Segundo. I think the El Segundo office of Ericsson needs to just be closed and save the money. Make the employees and developers aware of their product. Request visits from headquarters management in Sweden. Connect your employees with your product. SEEK DIVERSITY. Did I mention DIVERSITY?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Ericsson Los Angeles office . Not Indian - don't bother applying.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package. Location in el segundo is good.

    Cons

    As said in the title : %80 of employees are from India . Not sure how this is legal, but if you belong to any other ethnic group, you won't get hired or succeed here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director of Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation. Benefits. time-off policies. Training.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Too political. Lack of opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hindering mobility within the organization. Drop the policy that says, "we attract talent from outside to attain new perspectives" but then blackball re-hires because they left to gain that outside perspective you so desperately desire. Hold management accountable for their words and actions and don't allow sacrificial lambs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good tech, very poor treatment of employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The technology was new and interesting. We worked with people and customers all over the world.

    Cons

    The treatment of US workers is often like cattle- when they opened a new building to reduce overcrowding we were told to sit two people per 6x6 cube. Horrible working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on competence, not political positioning. Find and endorse the work of your high performers and get everything else out of the way. Live up to the promises you make to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product in broadband and mobile space.

    Cons

    Management sucks, no respect for technical knowledge. Management is all fluff and no substance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrations abound!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great location, amazing people and solid executive management.

    Cons

    Pay structure should be transparent; not consistent across positions. Middle management is not in touch with the business, focus on developing new tools and processes with no view to improving current tools and processes, or using existing tools for new purposes. Wasteful IT spending and a large, ineffective Project Management team lead to reductions in headcount allocated for customer delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your team is doing; and understanding the impacts. Units and headcount are more than numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fairly good; time off is equal to marketplace. Salaries are fairly competitive.

    Cons

    Very large company with so many rules and procedures, it is hard to keep up which changes and what is current. HR is pretty bad; they use a service center concept and you never get anything than a canned answer the first time; you have to be persistent to get an answer. I have found the responses to be incorrect most of the time.

    There are so many candidates coming in to the talent, you would be lucky to have your resume reviewed. Thousands of candidates are unreviewed by anyone. Management was more concerned about metrics than actual quality of new people coming in. Decision making very slow for a technical company; many decisions had to go to Sweden and it was weeks/months before an answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the company and get rid of the numerous work rules that make no sense and are not even read by the majority of employees. Get someone to run HR who truly cares about the employees. Get rid of the service center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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