Ericsson-Worldwide

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Despite overworked and short-handed, Ericsson continues to lead the telecom industry

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

Pros

Relatively stable tech work. Ericsson has become the biggest telecom company in the world. There are opportunities to travel domestically and abroad. This company continues to develop and improve the best communication technology in the industry.

Cons

There is a lot of stress from work load due to downsizing and constantly changing processes. Competence training is available but little time to take advantage of it. There are advancement opportunities but cliches in mid-management leave little real opportunities. Jobs are usually filled by manager's friends before job is posted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in the staff now and it will pay big dividends when the economy improves and the workforce has more leverage.

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    A good place for work-life balance before retirement; not for aggressive career advancement

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Relatively stable company and an industry leader. It treats its employees well with decent pay and good benefits (good severence pay as well when they do RIFs). Its a great place to have work-life balance and is good as a stable job if you are going to retire in a few years. There is some flexibility in moving around laterally particularly if you are in the company's country or world HQs. Middle and upper management are approachable for ideas and feedback.

    Cons

    Its not considered a cutting edge technology company. Carrier advancement is extremely difficult unless you have the right connections within the company. Folks from Sweden are given preference all other things being equal. The company is run like a government with lot of bureaucracy and lack of flexibility and agility for change. Flexible work practices such as working from home are discouraged (even for roles that do not need constant onsite interaction). There are lot of layers of inefficiencies that makes one wonder if upper management is oblivious to it or is tolerating it for political reasons. Both middle and upper managers range from highly competent to completely incompetent (and managing upwards). If you are aggressive about career advancement and are willing to put in the extra effort, then this is not the right place for you. No personalized bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company more flexible in terms of strategies, products, organizational structures. Introduce personalized bonuses and leverage the work of folks who are serious about their career advancement to add value to the company. Acknowledge that the purpose for internal processes is to make the company more efficient and they are not an end to themselves.

    Approves of CEO
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    The marketplace is changing and news ways of thinking need to be adopted.

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Great environment for learning. Support for training and internal support learning new technologies is outstanding.

    Cons

    Very much a consensus driven decision making process. Often needed due to complex nature of solutions being developed and with each level of approval serving as the accountability needed for complex decision making since very few are experts in all areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the traditional processes and sales approach used in the past when "selling "boxes" will not work when selling multi media applications in the future. The selling cycle and customer decision making processes are much different as each application will likely be unique to the operator.

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