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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,189 Reviews
3.6
2,189 Reviews
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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.  

    Exciting and Structured Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RF Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ericsson has a great internship program for its engineers. They created a training period for all interns to learn and be on the same level and understanding. The projects given to us were very collaborative and every manager and lead engineer were very supportive and helpful.

    The company overall does a good job of keeping its employees in the loop with webcast presentations. Ericsson also has great innovative goals for the future of the company, as well as very meaningful values I connected with.

    Cons

    There are some challenges with working with others in vastly different time zones, which is to be expected from a global company and definitely helps you grow as a person and learn to time-manage and prioritize.

    I was being told by other non-engineering interns (not at the branch I worked at) that they did not like their experience or their managers, which was a vastly different experience than what I had. Hopefully in the future there will be more consistency with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources and managers at the respective branches should be more in contact. Often times the interns would get multiple emails or messages for a particular thing, but the managers were unaware it was happening and possibly conflicting with in-office work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great atmosphere, culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Office culture is very collaborative. Lots of interaction and very diverse workplace. Good number of allowed absences and it did not feel as if we were always under strict time constraints on projects.

    Cons

    Overworked, no positive reinforcement. Salary was OK but was not enough to outweigh the previously mentioned cons. Values were sometimes inconsistent.

  3.  

    Very good inovative company

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

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for leadership, innovation and ownership. Chllenging environment full of motivations

    Cons

    Very bog organization. Sometime hard to get through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Verification in Sweden, AR
    Current Employee - Lead Verification in Sweden, AR

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance with lots of facilities !

    Cons

    Need to be self motivated !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Scarce upward movement if not connected with upper management which is 80% Indian, it helps to be one and be connected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Ericsson is solvent, the company has strong cash reserves and is not going anywhere anytime soon.

    Cons

    Extremely arrogant company, regularly lays people off and doesn't allow them to return (USA) if you quit. Compensation is on the low end, which ties to being worthy to just work at Ericsson. Lousy office environment, management leads by fear! "Do what we say or you'll be let go" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only hiring Indian employees, promote based on merit and not who you know. Ease up on the arrogance!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Swedish Culture rules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Professional in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Professional in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Generally fair, open-minded management. Global company with opportunity learn and grow. Dominant telecom player. Moving into datacom space. Honest.

    Cons

    You better be Swedish if you want significant opportunities. Ericsson, like most foreign based companies, don't understand Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley culture. So, if you want to work for Ericsson in the USA expect to conform to irrelevant policies, procedures, ideologies, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think because you're a global company that your Swedish approach works well everywhere else in the world. Think global but act local.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places to work in Spain

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, diversified ethnic. Possibility to work from home.

    Cons

    No benefits, No clear goals

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ericsson Los Angeles office . Not Indian - don't bother applying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefit package. Location in el segundo is good.

    Cons

    As said in the title : %80 of employees are from India . Not sure how this is legal, but if you belong to any other ethnic group, you won't get hired or succeed here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ericsson Severance

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

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

    Pros

    Ericsson still has one of the better severance packages out there for US-based employees. 1 week of pay for each year, plus if you have more than 25 years of sever, an extra 8. Plus they pay medical for one year.

    Cons

    Ericsson emphasizes and "open space" office workplace concept; comfortable for younger employees, not favorable to older, established workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation. Benefits. time-off policies. Training.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Too political. Lack of opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hindering mobility within the organization. Drop the policy that says, "we attract talent from outside to attain new perspectives" but then blackball re-hires because they left to gain that outside perspective you so desperately desire. Hold management accountable for their words and actions and don't allow sacrificial lambs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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