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"If you are considering to work at Ericsson be sure you choose the right group to work with."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you like a steady company, with minimum risks, not much challenges Ericsson is a good company to work at. You need to be at the right team to be successful.

Cons

Lack of dynamism and flexibility. Employees professionalism is average. There is no motivation when you are not working in a winning team. Employees opinions are not taking into consideration. Lack of management communication.

Advice to Management

Management should adapt to new era culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Ericsson-Worldwide

  1. "A good company with good people working hard everyday but there are some cultural and leadership issues"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ericsson is one of the largest suppliers of telecoms equipment and services in the world. This company is at the forefront of the telecoms revolution. Lots of companies and operators use Ericsson technology and services so having skills and understanding of Ericsson technology and services is a plus on your CV and leads to opportunities elsewhere in the industry.

    The company is very multicultural and diverse. You get to interact with lots of nationalities and cultures. Ericsson offers the ability to travel and work abroad to enrich you career. This is a plus.

    Cons

    The three core values of Ericsson are Respect, Professionalism and Perseverance. These Core Values should be embodied by all employess but tend to forgotten or ignored lower down the management hierarchy. If you are an engineer / non-manager, Ericsson can sometimes be a harsh and tense place to work where individual opinions and needs are not respected. The problem lies at low and mid-level management. Lower-level managers sometimes lack the right mix of interpersonal and emotional skills to lead and direct people in accordance with Ericsson's culture and values. Senior management is aware of these issues and are trying to improve the culture.

    These issues can be addressed by giving low-level managers greater opportunity to improve and develop their interpersonal and emotional skills through intensive training and development programs (assertiveness, listening skills, multi-cultural awareness, core values, behaviour, etc.). This should be a must and not an option if you work in management at any level.

    Internal career advancement can be difficult. If you work as a professional (f.ex. engineer or technician) and aspire to have a career in management, it can be a difficult and uphill struggle. Rather than bringing in manager talent from the outside , more focus should be made on developing management talent inside the company. This is unfortunate as talented , career-minded individuals have no choice but to leave Ericsson to advance/further their careers elsewhere.

    It is difficult to transfer between departments to acquire new skills and competencies. For example, a transfer from the operations division to sales & marketing is difficult, if not , impossible. The company should take more risks and allow room for people to move around the company. Long-term, this could make the company stronger and benefit all.

    Having said this, Ericsson is a company that I adore, and I am grateful for my years at Ericsson. I hope these issues are addressed soon to give the employees a greater sense of happiness, fulfilment and belonging. They really deserve this as everybody is working so hard there.

    Advice to Management

    Train and develop junior management to become better leaders. Allow for transfer and job-rotation between departmennts. Increase the energy level in the company and try to make employees happier and more fulfilled.


  2. "Very average company to grow in your career if you are not swedish or jew."

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Swedish socialism, conditions enough to survive...

    Cons

    Very political, very bureaucratic. Swedish-management only, no possibility to grow for locals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leadership in mobile business

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