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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.6 1,825 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg

(933 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    very dynamic company with diverse viewpoints

    Tbd (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    Proscareer advancement opportunities within different functions and geographical areas are readily available

    Conslarge organization that can not always see the forest through the trees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay grounded and focus on the basics - blocking and tackling.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Telecom Leader that needs to become more Agile

    Customer Project Manager (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsPeople, Culture, Technology Leadership, Business Ethics

    ConsSlow decision making, Low risk taking from Leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders should take more risk and lead by example

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work!

    Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsProfessional environment, flexible work schedule, great benefits

    Consremote management structure lends itself to lack of progress

    Advice to Senior Managementtry not to be so bogged down with the process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Ericsson-Worldwide Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Jul 13, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We agree - it is an awesome place to work! And we were just recognized as one of the top companies for benefits in the U.S. - glad to hear your feedback. We hope you ... More
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    Many learning opportunities and excellent work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsBeautiful campus, really neat team members, and a great work culture. They put a lot of care into the facility which makes it a pleasure to walk around. Such a diverse team to work with and everyone has something to contribute. I love the prestige and standards associated with the Ericsson name, and the flexible work hours are helpful for parents like me.

    ConsMany changes to keep up with. Being contract has its advantages but I would love to be a permanent employee here instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would love to see Ericsson get involved in some sort of Corporate Challenge events and compete with other companies in the area. Also, I am a veteran and would like to see avenues on how I can serve and get involved with other veterans with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Ericsson-Worldwide Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Jul 13, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback - love to hear your thoughts on the team and culture! We also appreciate your recommendations on how we can improve. These are great ... More
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    Awesome company!

    Engineering Analyst (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsGreat benefit package and bonus

    ConsLong hours and heavy workload

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Ericsson-Worldwide Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Jul 13, 2014

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. Love your headline and agree - awesome company! It's always nice to hear positive feedback from our employees and we appreciate your comments.
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    Solid company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, benefits, work/life balance, growth, exciting new industry opportunities

    ConsDoes not invest in growing employees career beyond current skill set

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Ericsson-Worldwide Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Jul 13, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback and also appreciate your constructive comments. Ericsson always strives to invest in our employees' development and this information is ... More
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    Loved working here

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsMany opportunites for growth. Most everybody pulled their weight in an incredible team effort. Relatvely non-politcal.

    ConsI understand that the culture has changed over time. I loved the culture at Ericsson , at least through 2011. Lots of opportunities and team players.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep showing your valuable employees how much you value them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Ericsson-Worldwide Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Jul 13, 2014

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback about the people and culture. This is great to hear. We hope you enjoyed your time with Ericsson and will consider working with us ... More
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    It was a nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNo dress codes. Most people had a well balanced timings- 9 to 6 job.

    ConsWorking for some managers was a bad experience - u need to learn to project yourself or try to be political to raise under such people

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

    Engineer (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsThe 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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementNone . There is no point in advising.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Piece of Meat

    Customer Manager (Former Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsI enjoyed the work and the dynamic nature of the business

    ConsEricsson has good compensation (salary/benefits), but beyond that they cultivate a stressful environment for their employees. Their obsession with laying off "low performers" ensures fear and an unwillingness to share information. Often, the new people are left with no support and are the ones cut.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some training on how to manage people with respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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