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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
2,057 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 181 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 144 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Not so positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ericsson has great benefits for employee (relocation benefit, health care, employee care etc.), especially if you are from a well-known school. Possibility of promotion very wide open for individual interpretation. Get to work at your own pace and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some bosses had his "favorites" and protected them at all costs, even if that meant violating the ethics or values of the company. For me, this was a very big turn-off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience has been challenging but extremely worthwhile.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, collabortive culture, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance, stressful environment, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more respectful of employee time outside of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Insurance policy and health benefits are very good

    Cons

    Senior management does not have clear future goadl and idea.

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  5.  

    I have had a great experience as an intern however I would not want to work at Ericsson fulltime.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere. Lots of team values and in my experience everyone is nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be hectic as an intern because they require you to do a lot of work and you still need to get your schoolwork done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less demanding on interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    What have you done for me lately?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is pretty good.

    Cons

    Ericsson lays off 10% of the workforce annually whether they need to or not. I had 15 years of solid to spectacular performance reviews with them, then went through a divorce which -- I fully admit -- affected my motivation and willingness to work long hours as my family was disintegrating around me. When it came time to put together the next Layoff List, the most recent 6 months were apparently more important than the previous 15 years so out the door I went.

    Management is very territorial of their own particular silos of influence which are highly regimented.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Csi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, world lider, excellent products.

    Cons

    Personal life and work balance doesn't exist the salaries are low compare with the industry, lack of opportunities to grow within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance work load and pay a cording to people's knowledge.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Descent company with good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    As a technician, it's not that bad of a place to work. Good benefits including more than average vacation time and sick time for you and your family. Descent pay in the US.

    Cons

    Working in the North American division, there appears to be a level of separation of duties. I understand it, but I do not agree with it. It causes quite a bit of confusion/mis-communication and therefore can potentially cause an increased workload. There is also a lot of outsourcing that goes on. Many engineering jobs go to either Mexico or India. Again, I understand it to save money, but I don't agree with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    About Ericsson India Global Services Pvt Ltd

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    1. Flexible working time
    2. Work from home was granted easily to the employees

    Cons

    1. One of my managers was really pathtic
    2. Some Policies for employees need to be defined
    3. HR is not so approachable

  10.  

    Stressful

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding
    Insurance company paid

    Cons

    High stress
    Lots of layoff always waiting for the next one
    Pay not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with employees
    Everyone works long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It does seem like a great company -- from an employee's perspective.

    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great people to work with, a great stepping stone to build up your résumé. A great opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in this industry.

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to become from a contractor to an employee. Either you have to know the right people or you have to be completely exceptional. I was a contractor for a year and was informed that it was a 12 month contract that was "extendable". After 9 months into the job, I was flabbergasted to be informed that I was required to take a 45-day break after 12 months of service. And that was the time when I started to know the job well. So I was told that all contractors were eligible to return after the required break. I did want to come back but unfortunately I was not given the opportunity to for whatever unknown reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to reduce employee turnover, then give the contractors the opportunities for full-time employment. Don't just take them in and throw them back into the streets. Otherwise, potential candidates could think that they are just there to float around and forced to leave.

    I am sure this is a great company with potential growth but sadly I was not given the opportunity to be a part of it.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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