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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
2,189 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ericsson Switzerland, Absent Human Resources and Poor Senior Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Integrator in Bern (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Solution Integrator in Bern (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    International Culture, possibility of moving between locations, great source of learning and educational material online

    Cons

    Absent Human Resources and Poor Senior Management, Discrimination based on nationality (Swiss versus non-Swiss)
    No process to object, either shut up your mouth or you are fired.
    You feel like working in pasta, managers are busy writing reports showing they are doing good jobs even if they are not
    Employees union is just for decoration!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Discrimination and open your mind to go inline with the international culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If chasing your tail were an art form, this would be Michaelangelo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSO Technician
    Current Employee - FSO Technician

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work with some of the newest technologies. Compensation is good. Opportunities can be abound if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Dissemination of information is horrendous within a work group much less across them. Everyone holds information as commodity to justify their own position rather than to assist internal and external customers in achieving goals. Morale is non existent. Most of the employees I interact with are here for the paycheck, which is nice by the way. Upper management is incompetent and incapable of fashioning programs that assist the employee and increase productivity and when by some MIRACLE they do happen to stumble upon one rest assured they will screw it up. Career advancement is non existent unless you occupy an upper level position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company is only as good as the people behind it. Partner with your employees to fix the things that are broken and enhance the ones that aren't. Stop treating them as mere laborers but rather like the professionals that they are. That is after all why they were hired, right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company with a good branding, global presence, with some real chances to learn and have a global career. Good products and technology

    Cons

    Unfortunately is far from the company that I had the pleasure to work a decade ago. I quit my job in a Fortune's Top 10 company after Ericsson invited me to return and offered me a new job position, but after 45 days they decided to fire me due "lack of performance". How can a manager evaluate the performance of an employee only after 45 days? Now I'm having to hunt for a new job, with a baby daughter at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read my comments in the "Cons" field then get your conclusions.

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

    Worst Company to work for..

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

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

    Pros

    Ericsson - Worldwide provides a stable platform to your career..

    Cons

    1.Managers are gods or more than that.They can make you or destroy you.You dont require any kind of skill set
    2.HR-No Company HR is there..It is Null and Void here at India
    3.The kind of work is too static.You can easily ruined your skills here.
    4.Even in Govt Organization time bound promotions are there.But here if your manager doesn't want you to grow then you can't.
    5.Avg Apraisalls - 5% and lot of cost 7 facilities cutting every year.
    6.Winning the President Election in India is easy but not possible here to get the internal job movements or project change .
    7.Ericsson India is typically a Lala Company as if now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who can give advice to gods..

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You must stay off by this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    leadership ghost, compensation very poor!

    Cons

    no career no benifits no future!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A paycheck and that is it!

    Cons

    Too many to list!

    They find out you're making OT, they put you on salary and expect even more hrs from you.

    If you get a lay-off if you take the severance, because you don't know how long you may be unemployed, you can't come back to work for them for TWO years either directly OR as a contractor!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could have the BEST people for the job and put those that really NEED to get back to work in those positions. Your brain dead policy of a two year wait after severance is just plain stupid!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great start 5 years ago, awful in the present

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - They give a chance to everyone but actually this turns into having a lot of unexperienced employees

    Cons

    - Really bad management in Romania, especially the latest 'additions'
    - they don't really think about keeping good people in the company
    - very low pay especially on the departments that do a lot of work
    - lots of 'supporting functions' and ghost departments that no one has any idea what they exactly do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No long term opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely no-no.(join if only the last option and only offer)Brand Good, But Indian (EGI) wing (CSI-ADM) really bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSI-ADM in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - CSI-ADM in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    One of the top Telecom companies. Best for core telecom engineers. many telecom sub-domains. Flexible. No rigid dress-code. Work From Home options (but depends on the project type). Travel Opportunity (but can be also the worst and violent countries).

    Cons

    Indian wing (especially CSI-ADM) is just misusing and abusing the Ericsson name/brand. IBM management so only cost-cutting wrt employees, but huge salary hikes for themselves.
    No appropriate technical work. Just to get one's technical/skill based work/assignment (even Java), one has to really struggle. It's not a service company, not a pure product company, so only loss for employees.
    Transparency is just to show-off, not real. Managers lack in telecom and technical awareness even.
    Very political, rigid management. No salary hike (except very very specific departments). Rating/Hike tools and policies are there including HR, but of no use and not in practice at all. work-life balance can be the lowest when you are in projects. HR is always on the side of the management, even ignores employee's harassment cases, grievances, complaints etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your way or highway culture will actually boomerang to you soon. No competency at all. It's just time that EGI will see even higher attrition, rejection of offers. No clarity, transparency, due treatment to employees. No training to the employees to just stop their growth/promotion. No leadership. Even worse than government department work-culture.
    CEO is probably not aware, or blind to the misdeeds and mismanagement happening in Indian wing damaging the Ericsson image. EGI is really full Indian management recently, so even worst to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Subsidiary Ericsson India Global Services follows no process,Lacks good management at lower levels!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer-Network Engineering in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer-Network Engineering in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Monthly Mobile Bill
    Casual Work Timing.
    Do things the way you want ,no one will question you(this is actually a Con with respective to the management)

    Cons

    If you are starting your career here you are actually destroying it.No sort of SDLC. Management has no idea on how to do things.You wont be eligible to work in any other company because of this and end up a very below average developer.Management focus on quantity rather than quality.You would asked to give deadlines without even getting requirements.Job title has no connection to the work you are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire good management at lower levels and seniors who knows the process that needs to be followed. No good developer will stay unless this is done. Please increase the pay for campus hires as there is huge difference in pay for senior staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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