Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg
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Pros
  • The only pro I can think of is Work-Life Balance (in 195 reviews)

  • Not a stressful work environment (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance can be the lowest when you are in projects (in 67 reviews)

  • Slow decision making in developing new products (in 45 reviews)

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  1. a mixed bag.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer I in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer I in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, and room for growth, flexible work rules, provided great training, and a playground for learning new skills.

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic and process driven, too many decisions need to be run up the pole to be decided, no career path for contractors. Layoffs come with little or no warning. High stress environment for a contractor, as they do not abide to contract periods. 45-day furlough is wasteful. Often short term or mid term goals are unrealistic, or based on unrealistic expectations, and planning models often do not reflect reality on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on rightsizing your company, rely less on contractors for long duration projects, working as a contractor on the same project for three years cost the company I figure near to 300k, 300k buys a ton of benefits/pay - contracting should be limited to six months, and then if need continues, convert to FTE - when you have contractors leaving with three or more years of Ericsson paid for training and experience for other jobs, thats money being lost, especially with the high costs and slow process for onboarding a new hire. Figure out how to streamline lines of business - and eliminate the two ericssons problem - where one group is purchasing from another inside ericsson, we seem to forget we're all under the same big tent, and it can be less about working together for a resolution and more about each trying to defend their own turf. Communicate better about layoffs, and allow for transition periods, rather then simply walking people out of the door at the end of their final work day.


  2. RF engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for learning. Specially for freshers

    Cons

    lot of politics at management level

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote talented people


  3. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Layoffs are NOT frequent. Good Insurance.

    Cons

    Management not structured in holding their processes to a higher standard. No accountability for each entity to follow process to ensure everything else to flow as intended.

    Advice to Management

    Process gaps needs to be identified and addressed. No sense of urgency for following process.


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  5. Software engineer iv

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, good opportunities to learn

    Cons

    New to software development world.


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    RF Engineer II

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LTE RF Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - LTE RF Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Place of work is very neat, advanced, and new. Relation between teams are mostly respectful but not all the time The company has a lot of internal opportunities that you can grow internally and change jobs with a lot of salarty jumps, however its not that easy as it depends on who you know and what you did

    Cons

    The company is taking alot of market share in The U.S and is making money & profit however for them to keep thier numbers they are known to be a company of so much Layoffs they do Layoffs a lot, i have survived (so far) all the layoffs that happened in the past 5 years. they do layoffs on unknown reasons they do not share their reasons the management is very secretive about it many of those employees that got kicked out they do have very high performance Some departments are being controlled by a specific group of people playing dirty politics. since i joined the company the regular trend in this company was layoffs (layoffs for the full timer employees not mentioning the contractors) If you want to work in this company start with a very high salary otherwise its difficult to get good promotions

    Advice to Management

    Managment must work on thier morals more and stop following only numbers right now every single good engineer working at Ericsson is looking to go somewhere else none of us is feeling secure even though we do have good business


  7. Corporate direction unclear.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ericsson has good compensation rates., and are prepared to pay for talent. Ericsson also has excellent life-work compatibility ... meaning they can be very flexible in your working hours (40hrs/week) and working locations (dependant on the role you are playing).

    Cons

    Ericsson's upper management is in a constant state of flux with many new departments/teams being introduced ... however those new teams may only exist for one to two years. The company is structured and operates within numerous "silos" and often there is no communication between the different silos which often resulted in unnecessary/duplicate work (work being done by one or more departments/teams). No sense of ownership of the company for the employees ... they are simply numbers within a big machine ... I personally had 5 different managers in three years and the last four did not even know my name. Job security is non-existent. They allow software to manage their business and as such, any employee can be "laid of" with little to no warning if they meet the criteria and flagged by the software.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  8. Ericsson USA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ericsson has excellent health benefits. Gives the impression that they are concerned with employee well being, health of the worlds environment, and appearing to be ahead of the technology curve.

    Cons

    Job security is lacking. Outside of Sweden, employees are second class. Employees are not provided enough guidance on a proper course of skills development in order to keep current with the company's needs.

    Advice to Management

    For jobs in technology areas, maintain a list of required and desired skills and provide employees with adequate time on the job to at least engage study. There is too much of you're on your own to keep current with the needs of the business without making it clear what the needs are for specific organizations.


  9. Fair place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Ericsson provide a good working environment, and it has career path designed for its employee. There are chances to be relocated to different site around the world, to experience different cultural background.

    Cons

    Fair benefit for working in Ericsson, it doesn't offer too much of incentives in workplace. Also need to have improvement for Ericsson Cafe. it needs variety.

    Advice to Management

    since our code is complex. source code needs to be cleaned up once a while, and componentize the code, so it can avoid creating many issues and increase the complexity of the code.


  10. Great Company if you are in a technical field

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Scandanvian mentality of taking care of employees

    Cons

    The scandanvian mentality of taking care of employees gets overshadowed in the United states by the US way of doing business.


  11. RF Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance. If you are a recent college grad, they really do train you on everything you need to know before you start on your own projects. Great workplace with nice accessories and some perks. Fantastic benefits but it's reflected in the lower pay.

    Cons

    A lot of sitting around if you are not on a project. The work place can be very very slow if the customers and not requiring out services. The management is decent but there is a disconnect between the tiers of the hierarchy. Not much technical work unless you are on a design team (which is rare). Massive company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting salaries. Don't make false promises of future work. Expect reasonable results on project deliverables depending on the training received for the project.



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