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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years


Great to be with Ericsson always


Nothing bad to say about Ericsson at all

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure to reward the correct employees

Ericsson-Worldwide Response

Jul 1, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

Thank you for your nice words.

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    If you are an Engineer working @ Ericsson USA, keep your resume updated at all times !!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX

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


    The Pros that are listed below are based on work experience in Ericsson USA as a full time employee
    CANNOT comment on other Ericsson locations / regions

    Good Place to work if you would like to get a "Foot in the Door" in the field of Telecom
    Virtually every Operator in the US is their customer , overall you get a pretty good exposure
    Provide Training Opportunities both in class and on the field
    Local Project opportunities are also available provided you have good "CONNECTIONS" within the company
    Compensation and benefits are decent but a bit lower than what some competitors and operators offer
    Provide work visa and green card sponsorship if required


    The Cons that are listed below are based on work experience in Ericsson USA as a full time employee. CANNOT comment on other Ericsson locations / regions

    Company prefers to hire lots of fresh grads and foreign workers at lower salaries

    As many users have mentioned in earlier reviews , there is ABSOLUTELY NO JOB STABILITY in the US offices. Layoffs are quite random, without any prior notice given to the employee. This is horror story for an employee working on a work permit. To make matters worse they notify US Immigration of the layoff within 2 weeks thereby making it harder for the employee to find another job elsewhere

    Regardless of the financial performance of the company there is an annual 10% REDUCTION IN WORKFORCE . This policy ONLY exists in Ericsson NORTH AMERICA . There is no other Ericsson Region in the WORLD that has such a policy .... Some employees in the company used to call this " WORKIN WITH A GUN TO THE HEAD " . Management calls this "HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE" :)

    Career Opportunities are based on 2 important factors : Your NATIONALITY and WHOM you know in the company :- Some people would call this Professional Nepotism . Although HR will vehemently deny this fact, regretfully this is the ground reality and unfortunately the bitter truth!!!!

    If you happen to be European, particularly Swedish you can have your job as long as you like !!! The career prospects for them are endless and sky is the limit ! There seems to be a completely different set of standards and guidelines put aside for them.

    Additionally having " BUDDIES " in management is an absolute requirement if you wish to stay on in the company

    Once you are in the company its quite tough to get a salary raise. So its imperative to negotiate a good salary upfront at the time of hire

    In conclusion , Ericsson North America should be viewed as Project Management company and NOT an Engineering company unlike the mothership i.e Ericsson Sweden . The only way an employee have longevity here is if by climbing up the Corporate ladder on the management path. Engineers are merely viewed as "TOOLS" to get the job done , and once the job is done , they are disposed off swiftly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None . There is no point in advising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Avoid if you can, there are many better places to spend the best part of your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor for less than a year


    1. Reasonably flexible hours
    2. Overall, the pressure level is lower than in many IT companies
    3. Every now and then you might be allowed to work remote


    You may like this place if:

    1.You love to spend most of your waking hours either in a noisy "bullpen" in the hallway, or doubled-up in a room about the size of the bathroom and without windows
    2. You enjoy explaining to people that the grass is green and the sky is blue - over and over again
    3. You really love being kicked out (aka fired) without as much as a single word of explanation. Next day you would report to work - only to find out that you were fired the day before and nobody can tell you why

    If the above sounds like your dream job - by all means. If not - there are few hundred companies in the vicinity, do yourself a favor and pick any of them instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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