Ericsson-Worldwide

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Great entrance into corporate world

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Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

Pros

great people
good pay
interesting tasks
green initiative

Cons

had issues with IT people

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Ericsson San Jose - A paradise for politicians and slackers

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including health care, matching 401K, PTO etc. In the right group and under right manager, great work-life balance. For some 9-5 can be a great life

    Cons

    I work in Ericsson San Jose, which used to be Redback Networks until 2007. Just about all of the original management and most of the key contributors were chased out over the last several years. Most of the senior management was brought over from Ericsson in Sweden and other places. A great premium is paid for conformity and compliance with the "Ericsson Way". The place is run like a bureaucracy and even senior technical managers are essentially allowed to work no more than as "administrators".

    Right politics with HQ in Sweden trumps skills and hard work. Great deal of "us vs. them" adversarial culture. Executive management is essentially in an echo chamber with almost no first hand feel for what is going on at the troop level. It is customary to "dummy down" what is presented to the top management in San Jose and above that in Sweden.

    With P&L converging at company's president level (there are no GMs at VP or director levels), the governance structure is like a rats nest. Engineering and marketing operate as arch nemesis and none has incentive to cooperate. For operational management and governance, there is a hierarchy of "support" groups which end up acting as data collectors for the executive management. With executive management out of touch, this opens doors for mismanagement and what can be best described as graft.

    A company next door reportedly had resume from more than 50% of the Ericsson San Jose employees. This is not a typo or exaggeration.

    A career quagmire for skilled ambitious types.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    According to a leading management consultancy firm, the #1 reason for an acquisition's failure is the acquiring company's management weakness in not dealing with the integration issues in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Excellent benefits and balance. Competitive mindset.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Ericsson excellent benefits and good pay. The management is intensely competitive in their goals for market domination. There is a focus on collaboration.

    Cons

    The RNAM organization does an annual "refresh" in which ten percent of the work force is laid off every year. This is discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to encourage employees with positive incentives, rather than negative ones. People respond to both, but they respond in the same manner in which they were encouraged.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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