Ericsson-Worldwide

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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,277 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.  

    network engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    continuous learning environment; peer review

    Cons

    average salary; travel a lot

  2.  

    I was please with my experience there

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    Former Employee - RNAM Tech II in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - RNAM Tech II in Denver, CO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    liked the flexibility and hours of working with my manager and the hours

    Cons

    This company has a policy where they will mandate a lay off after working a straight year didn't like that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I learn something new everyday

    Cons

    workload may not be adequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    hiring process

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    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    their hiring policy s very open and they treat applicants with courtesy.

    Cons

    training process is very rigorous while the span s very short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider multi-disciplinary recruitment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    very good company to work with

    Cons

    none that i can see. its very good org

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be if you passionate about telecom world

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Ericsson because I'm passionate about telecommunications. There is very few companies in the world with such rich history of innovations and technology leadership: various product lines, technology areas and research opportunities - industry leader in mobile networking space. To some extent the company is a bit cautious and doesn't have aggressive marketing like American companies - more conservative European/Nordic culture in doing business and promoting the achievements.

    In summary, company has:
    - very good benefits such as health insurance;
    - good salary, employee stock purchase plan (for last 4 years the stock price is more or less the same, no stock options);
    - 15 - 25 days of paid time off, additional flexible holidays and personal business days;
    - good life/work balance. However, you may work late or early hours due to distributed across the sites (Europe, China, India) projects;
    - new office is under construction on HWY 101/Bowers Ave (Santa Clara Square project);
    - non-college like professional open space environment (alcohol/drug free offices, no shorts, no free food);
    - espresso machines, 0.25c/0.30c vending machines, bagels/donuts on Fridays;
    - it is possible to get a decent laptop with Linux instead of Windows (Linux support is not outsourced to the third party);
    - a lot of folks from different parts of the world;
    - hardcore telecom company: everything is about connected world and technology for good.

    Cons

    On the other side there is always some things to improve. Some of the pain points:
    - old organizational structure - many levels of redundancies and a lot of processes (it is a large company);
    - a lot of project managers without any technical background. Sometimes I think, that the ratio between project managers and engineers are 1:3(!)
    - promotions: what I noticed is that you would need to have a connections to get a promotion on a higher than director level. Most of the upper management are non locals (which is good and bad);
    - IT support is outsourced. Hard to survive for non-Windows folks: a lot of IE7/Windows-only enterprise tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce project management and process overhead - it will improve strategy execution speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best jobs i had . Very nice work environment and superb learning centers. also managed brilliantly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice company
    You can learn whatever you want.

    Cons

    None
    They have everything you will need for career growth and deliveries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great laid back company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Lifestyle (Work from home when needed). Relaxed pace. Good pay in the short term especially considering the relaxed pace of work. Global company so there are opportunities to work in other places in the long run (all over the world). Employee travel is prominent within the company..

    Cons

    Big big company so your career will progress slowly if you stay at the company. The President of the company has a "no re-hire" rule, which basically means if you leave voluntarily, they will never hire you back. Kind of a scare tactic.. I'd leave anyway of course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Service Delivery Manager

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Excellent Global Company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Zero work life balance ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Very good code base and coding practice

    Cons

    NA. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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