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Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
1,951 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is very good and lot of onsite oppurtunities (in 130 reviews)


Cons
  • if you Job require you to work in Shift then work life balance is difficult (in 54 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good for graduate
    A lot of project and chance to change group

    Cons

    Salary increase is slow
    Telecom is flower of yesterday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of maintenance on spaghetti code with poor salary.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexi time.
    Overtime pay.
    Dan's tavern across the road.
    Good experience for grads.

    Cons

    Using outdated technology.
    Left behind with regards new technology, hard to gain new experience and advance your career.
    Salary not competitive.
    Management not technically competent sometimes.
    Constant firefighting and patching of scrappy code instead of rewriting.
    I don't know if its because of the canteen food or what, but the toilets always seem to be blocked in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making us do some pointless process because "that's how it was always done", rather than trying to improve/change the process is not good. Especially when you agree said process is a waste of time and is frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very limited opportunity for career building.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good for graduates to build a few years experience, but move on after that.
    Flexi-time
    Benefits - Doctor, Health insurance

    Cons

    - Very little opportunity for career expansion.
    - Using outdated versions of technologies. Very slow to upgrade to newer versions.
    - Usage of more modern technologies isn't too popular here either.
    - Management hampering software development, many decisions are made without developers consideration. They change decisions constantly also, so you will most likely have to scrap what you did and start again.
    - Ericsson has took their own approach on "agile", which contradicts many of the standard agile practices established today.
    - Very poor salary
    - Very little acknowledgement or recognition of hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to developers. Stop inventing processes for the sake of having processes. Follow industry standard that works. Treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not stressful but not too much rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Not stressful. Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Less rewarding; colleagues not motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less rewarding

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent start to a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Athlone (Ireland)

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Nice, well-furnished workplace, with a sizeable canteen with a great variety of food.
    - Very friendly, helpful team members; at least from who I have worked with.
    - Excellent opportunities to learn new programming languages and improve upon the ones you already have knowledge of. Courses and lectures pop up regularly and can be attended by almost anyone. Brilliant for students and inexperienced programmers.
    - Very kind, flexible line managers and scrum masters.

    Cons

    - Communication issues with management occur on occasion, which can lead to dissent among some of the employees.
    - Uncompetitive salaries, particularly for co-ops and trainee engineers. If you aren't a senior software engineer, and you have a family, expect to work overtime to keep food on the table.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communicating more with your employees. If there is a shift in management, your employees should be informed before rumours begin to spread.

    Pay raises should be doled out more frequently and starting salaries should be raised to attract the best talent. The company spends enough money already, yes, but pitching in more cash to get the best programmers and students would be very beneficial for innovation and productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 13, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking time to write a review. We love your headline and agree that Ericsson is a great place to start your career! We appreciate all your feedback around your experience thus far. It's ... More

  7.  

    Great starting place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Flexible hours.
    Provide lots of training

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great.
    Not as much exposure to various technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 22, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Glad to hear that you are starting your career at Ericsson. Be sure to put forward your wishes for future progress to your manager during our annual ... More

  8.  

    Getting better but lots of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good work/life balance, good social aspect, Ericsson have a large budget for employee training and certifications.

    Cons

    Movement to agile stalled by non agile customers, lots of red tape and internal protocols interferes with actual design work. Compensation less than market average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 13, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. It's always good to hear from our current employees - and nice to hear your positive comments. We also appreciate your constructive feedback and areas for ... More

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bogged!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure
    Good and diversified ethnic people to work with.
    Work from home option
    Good number of annual leaves apart from the sick leaves and national holidays
    Nice opportunities to travel throughout the globe.

    Cons

    No clear goals or vision
    A bunch of lads who think the world runs around them.
    Clear lack of thought process. Nobody wants to be a visionary.
    The attitude in the air is like "Lad, get along with the crowd, will ya?"
    Below market standard rates, need to work overtime to feed the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, I'm pretty sure that someone wouldn't read this. But even if accidentally one of my ericsson lads spot this, just ask the upper management to have a look through what's happening across the industry and at least be reactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Software development company to start career with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    This company provides many ways to improve skill and knowledge. Good work life balance. Visible career path.

    Cons

    Compensation & Benefits is very poor. Increments depend on the manager. All departments are not same quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on Compensation & Benefits. Need more communication with staffs. Department should be assign as per individual skill and performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Master Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    strong company , culture , people, working flexitime

    Cons

    changes in recent months , progress , career , changes , new mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look after your ppl rather letting them leave so easily..

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