Ericsson-Worldwide

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I enjoyed my time here

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

Full benefits for full time employees. Free Health/Dental/Vision Benfits! Can't beat that! Ability to develop close working relationships with your peers. Provided on the job training which is very helpful.

Cons

Advancement appears to be given to those who are friends with upper management. HR takes their position to a whole new level, and not in a good way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to develop good employee-manager relationships with everyone, not just the people you share a common interest with.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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    New potential employees beware

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

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

    Pros

    100% paid healthcare premiums for entire family

    Cons

    Be very cautious before accepting a position with Ericsson as it will be enticing to you because of the impressive buildings and open public areas, the reported claim of being a major in telecomm and the highly skilled HR recruiters who will tell you what you want to hear so you accept a position. The pony show is over after you accept an offer and the reality of working for Ericsson sinks in quickly. Ericsson US employees are miserable and it is evident throughout the campus. Also, be very sure to negotiate your starting salary to one that is sufficient to support you for years because even though HR promises that the low base salary is misleading at Ericsson and that the generous bonuses, performance raises and other types of compensation make up for the lower base, it is not true. Bonuses are very low and as for performance raises, all I can say is good luck. We are told every quarter by the CEO about how disappointed Sweden is with our poor performance which is very detrimental to motivating anyone to strive harder than we do already. While the US must cut back on everything to the point it is ridiculous (make sure to bring your own supplies), you will see so much waste from Sweden. It is common practice for Swedish employees to come to the US for an one-hour unproductive meeting but stay a week so they can shop and play. On the other side, we are told to use video conferencing and travel better be the last option available.

    Ericsson is very Swedish centric and does not welcome US operations' attempts to offer fresh insight into the "ways of working." You will see a lot of "motivational" campaigns such as "It all begins with us" and the Dialog survey which, if you rank anything lower than satisfied, the "confidential" based survey will find you sitting with HR and your manager to explain your responses. This is known through the US so the results will obviously make it appear that everyone is so happy, loves their job, is highly motivated and that Ericsson is the greatest. It is unfortunate because there are so many talented individuals in Plano that will never advance their career farther than where they started and most are very quick to leave. I have been holding out to see if change would happen but I am done with that delusion and will be leaving myself as soon as possible.

    If you are not Swedish, you will most likely find your Ericsson experience to be very frustrating and you will not remain for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your talent base outside of Sweden for the ideas to take Ericsson into the future as a leader. Ericsson is becoming a dinosaur because of the Swedish centric mentality of its' upper management. It has let their dominance in Sweden and the EU skew their perception of their global position in the telecommunication industry. They need to wake up before it is too late to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company depending on which group you join

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    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience, lots of project assignments within North America
    Many experienced and skilled employees
    Huge organization and lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    Organization operates in silos with their own budgets and project managers.
    Busy and stressful work environment at times.
    Common work area (no cubicles) for some engineering departments
    Difficult to get re-assigned or transfer to other departments
    Excessive office politics in some groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cooperation between departments; better work environment needed for some engineering groups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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