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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "improper work life balance as like all other telecom companies" (in 219 reviews)

  • "Perception of being too risk-averse regarding innovative decision-making" (in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Program Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ever changing industry that is really exciting, fantastic employee benefits packages, global opportunities for different roles, supports innovation ideas

    Cons

    There is normally a lot of change going on as it believes in continuous improvement, so understanding how you normally adapt to change is key for potential employees

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    May 7, 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Great advice from a long time employee.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain Design and Control VI"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, fast changing environment, cutting edge technology, very human-centric ethical corporation. Swedish norms are more employee friendly and value the individual. Mostly a very nurturing, supportive, and collaborative workplace.

    Cons

    Like most large corporations, Ericsson was usually slow to make needed changes and usually 'over-reacted' because of their own delays. In many cases, the reorgs left many employees with managers that did not understand how the business was run.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to any hints or allegations of nepotism among management. Employees that add real value and merit that suffer under these unqualified managers will find somewhere else to go should the occasion arise. Usually people don't leave good companies, but they will leave incompetent and unqualified managers. Hopefully Ericsson can thrive once again if 5G truly flourishes to 20-30 Billion connected devices but, in the meantime, there will be some rough patches through this decade and beyond. Therefore, I would be hard pressed to recommend this company to a friend.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hired to fire"

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    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    When you are there they have decent benefits. (Or used to) Decent work life balance - at least in the groups I was in. Being South Asian is a big plus to working there. The new CEO seems to be turning things around, but E will never be the 800 lb gorilla again.

    Cons

    From the time I started in 2012 - it was a continual stream of downsizing in North America. Loss loss loss. Ericsson lost it's market leadership due to hubris and bad decisions. The morale was extremely low when I left. Stay a year or two then start looking for another job before they cut you. Don't get complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what made /// great in the beginning. It was quality - not cheap offshore labor. Focus on the core competency.


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair pay, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Continual layoffs, lack of opportunties


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    "Good Benefits but Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits package and salary

    Cons

    poor management and communications, everything was bottom line driven. No loyalty to employees only looked out for upper management

    Advice to Management

    Try caring more for the day to day workers and stop making additional upper management positions when they weren't contributing to bottom line


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IP & Core Lead Solutions Architect"

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    Current Employee - IP & Core Lead Solutions Architect in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - IP & Core Lead Solutions Architect in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Source of a lot knowledge, good salary , You work with the latest technology

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, The team of managers is not efficient

    Advice to Management

    The team of managers is not efficient


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, they compensate well

    Cons

    Lack of integrity and dysfunction in management, work life balance, lack of respect, you will give up all your personal life activities to keep from being laid off due to lack of engagement during nights, weekends, vacations, holidays, etc.

    Advice to Management

    eliminate the management bloat

  8. "Adventuresome but chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Principal Solution Architect in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Solution Architect in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Willing to try new things
    - Open to ideas and technology from outside
    - Ambitious / big visions

    Cons

    - Chaotic -- constant churn
    - Core business is hard core Telecom -- the rest is supported by the core and when times get hard the company contracts
    - Many of the managers don't have deep technical backgrounds and are good at making nice PPTs but don't have a good feel for how technology is developing

    Advice to Management

    Find and value managers and strategic directors that have solid technical backgrounds. Work to reduce the chaos.


  9. "if you're looking for work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Work life is balanced.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of vision & execution..

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear vision & execute with clear set of actions


  10. "Great company facing business challenges"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and autonomy. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is facing business challenges and due to crisis huge layoffs are coming in waves, besides bad financial results are affecting bonus and salary reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Replacing leadership by former Amdocs is making Ericsson loose it's identity and changing its culture in a bad way. The new leadership does seem selfish.


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