Ericsson-Worldwide

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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
2,261 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Love the Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    The office culture is brilliant ...everyones friendly

    Cons

    Training for freshers is not great and management is not sure where to use the employee

  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, when your looking for new opportunity. Compensation is good compared to other companies.

    Cons

    When your in a position and you wish to make3 a move within the other company it is more difficult. Logic, why give you up for another position when your succeeding in your current position. Mobility is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people more, there are good ones willing to help move the company along.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Matrix management, great health care. Always looking at growth.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Need to build on strengths also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Operational Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Operational Development Specialist in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Operational Development Specialist in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Relaxed job environment; European culture..not very hectic. Beautiful campus..one of the best in Dallas.

    Cons

    Job roles and title do not match all the time. Lots of ad-hoc projects, tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working here. Great benefits and experience. Highly recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    Nothing bad I can think of about Ericsson. Work/life can be hard for some to manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Busy and with a purpose

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, listen to employees, never a dull day. Good and hard work rewarded

    Cons

    sympathy lies on your direct manager, not necessarily company policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be if you passionate about telecom world

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Ericsson because I'm passionate about telecommunications. There is very few companies in the world with such rich history of innovations and technology leadership: various product lines, technology areas and research opportunities - industry leader in mobile networking space. To some extent the company is a bit cautious and doesn't have aggressive marketing like American companies - more conservative European/Nordic culture in doing business and promoting the achievements.

    In summary, company has:
    - very good benefits such as health insurance;
    - good salary, employee stock purchase plan (for last 4 years the stock price is more or less the same, no stock options);
    - 15 - 25 days of paid time off, additional flexible holidays and personal business days;
    - good life/work balance. However, you may work late or early hours due to distributed across the sites (Europe, China, India) projects;
    - new office is under construction on HWY 101/Bowers Ave (Santa Clara Square project);
    - non-college like professional open space environment (alcohol/drug free offices, no shorts, no free food);
    - espresso machines, 0.25c/0.30c vending machines, bagels/donuts on Fridays;
    - it is possible to get a decent laptop with Linux instead of Windows (Linux support is not outsourced to the third party);
    - a lot of folks from different parts of the world;
    - hardcore telecom company: everything is about connected world and technology for good.

    Cons

    On the other side there is always some things to improve. Some of the pain points:
    - old organizational structure - many levels of redundancies and a lot of processes (it is a large company);
    - a lot of project managers without any technical background. Sometimes I think, that the ratio between project managers and engineers are 1:3(!)
    - promotions: what I noticed is that you would need to have a connections to get a promotion on a higher than director level. Most of the upper management are non locals (which is good and bad);
    - IT support is outsourced. Hard to survive for non-Windows folks: a lot of IE7/Windows-only enterprise tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce project management and process overhead - it will improve strategy execution speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best jobs i had . Very nice work environment and superb learning centers. also managed brilliantly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice company
    You can learn whatever you want.

    Cons

    None
    They have everything you will need for career growth and deliveries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Good nice amazing good good

    Cons

    heavy work high demand workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to share actually here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Strong Company, Interesting Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Ericsson has a strong technology culture, focused on innovation and new ideas, as well as a strong people culture -- caring and commitment to families and employees. This shows up in their benefits packages, great time off options, and people focused work environment. Their technical innovation shows up in their various initiative and new product ideas, as well as their innovative approach to problem solving in front of actual customers.

    Cons

    The culture is, however, also a little hesitant and risk averse. Ericsson seems to start projects, fund them a little lower than they should be funded, and then cancel the project when it doesn't provide the expected results. It's a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy many times -- projects often don't do well because there's a general feeling of "the commitment isn't real," in the air, and "they'll pull back and put this project on the chopping block soon now," even on the way into a new initiative. This isn't really healthy for innovation or for gaining market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks. Sometimes you fail, but cutting your losses before you've even tried isn't always healthy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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