Ericsson-Worldwide

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Best benefits in telecom bar-none; socialistic culture true to the Swedish background

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Product Supply Manager  in  Plano, TX
Former Employee - Product Supply Manager in Plano, TX

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Benefits, immense portfolio and associated documentation, plenty of mobility internally, EMT seems to be making smart decisions

Cons

Too many silos for job functions, lots of processes, general lack of willingness to change the WOW (ways of working), decision making usually comes from sweden for just about everything, there is a perceived ceiling for management that requires a swedish last name, almost a mob type environment that requires a trip to the home land to get "made". This becomes clearly apparent when you consider how many other swedes you have encountered or met in any other telecom vendors or providers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A company can't survive when tasks are so segmented that it takes 5 people to complete simple objectives that one properly trained person should normally complete.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great workplace, but a false sense of security

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

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

    Pros

    Best benefits in the world!
    Work-life balance is great, depending on which department you're working.
    Internal training is excellent, much of it is "free" to your department.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are posted (like every company), but there is no progression path other than just adding a II, III, or IV after your title. Seeking advanced positions is very difficult because the corporate requirements on training, experience, and required evaluations are very strict even though the company will hire externally for advanced positions without all the internal requirements.

    Salary ranges for departments/jobs are hidden, so you cannot tell if a posted job is a promotional opportunity or not.

    Your current manager must allow you to interview before you can apply for any internal job posting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though management professes "Ericsson Business Process," the account teams don't follow it. Encourage them to get with the process and margins will increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company overall...but too many communication / Org issues compared to other large companies of similar size.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good health care benefits provided...ppo

    Cons

    Poor top down communications in policies. Too many people assuming authority which don't have it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management team in San Jose PDUIP is clueless as to who is valuable...which sites are valuable...and those which are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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