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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews in Overland Park, KS

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 195 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 67 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 45 reviews)

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    Ericsson work enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Ericsson has great benefits and benefit time. Also, has a very flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Little room for advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve on the office culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solution Architect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    I was constantly challenged to come up with innovative solutions, under budget. The collaboration between individuals and organizations was one of the very best I have ever experienced.
    Keeping up with the latest Telecommunications technologies was definitely encouraged.

    Cons

    The particular division I was in was tied to a single carrier, with their own budget issues.
    Senior level training on new technologies was not available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding company for experienced contractors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Strong management support, including Manager, Director, & V.P.
    Task assignments are clearly defined.
    Freedom to complete assignments with a minimum of oversight, an ideal situation for personnel with strong skills and previous experience.
    Meaningful periodic status reports to management, giving credit where due and minimizing reporting into a black hole!
    Opportunity given to provide status to Director or V.P. level for critical projects. Support is typically offered and acted on when requested!

    Cons

    -Frequent changes in work methodologies between Ericsson and the client aren't communicated well or in a timely fashion.
    -Process documentation typically exists via PowerPoint presentations and emails, rather than step by step procedures.
    -A single, central storage location for all Ericsson to client procedural documentation doesn't exist. Documentation may exist in several data stores, but is so poorly indexed, that hours can be wasted searching for the latest procedural document.
    -Required training is poorly presented and frequently requires a passing score of 100%. Tests frequently ask questions for which the answers aren't contained in the training material.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an index for process documents and training material. Provide a direct link to those indices to every employee.
    Present process documentation in a step by step fashion (to the level that an outsider could understand without further explanation).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    did not have enough time to make an impression on me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer II in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Network Engineer II in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    good company to work with, good intelligent people and great leadership

    Cons

    they did too much contractual work and no opportunities showed itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more of a say so than re-allying on HR and contract companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No long term opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work for experienced PM

    Cons

    No long term opportunities and short term is always uncertain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone that can put a plan in place for long term growth and success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrations abound!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great location, amazing people and solid executive management.

    Cons

    Pay structure should be transparent; not consistent across positions. Middle management is not in touch with the business, focus on developing new tools and processes with no view to improving current tools and processes, or using existing tools for new purposes. Wasteful IT spending and a large, ineffective Project Management team lead to reductions in headcount allocated for customer delivery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your team is doing; and understanding the impacts. Units and headcount are more than numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful but satisfying.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Operations Analyst II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Network Operations Analyst II in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and good environment.

    Cons

    Assignment of duties and responsibilities.

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 18, 2014Employer Branding and Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear positive feedback about the work environment. We also appreciate your constructive feedback around responsibilities. This information is helpful to our ... More

  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, stock matching. global opportunity.

    Cons

    Annual layoffs, nothing else I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 13, 2014Employer Branding and Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for your review. Always nice to hear from our current employees. We appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts.

  10.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good team environment, committed to success

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and engagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 12, 2014Employer Branding and Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback and advice.

  11.  

    Network Control Tech II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Control Technician II in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Network Control Technician II in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is great and it has awesome benefits.

    Cons

    There is no standardized training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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