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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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Börje Ekholm
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  • "improper work life balance as like all other telecom companies" (in 220 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good Work-Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides good Work life Balance.

    Cons

    Can find only a handful of visionary leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Visionary Leaders


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's a company where you can work and get paid, that's all!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Still leading the telecommunication industry with many large telecom companies as its customer across the world.
    - Leading the 5G revolution.
    - Adapting to the change in the software and technology industry at large.
    - Many smart engineers to work with.
    - Lots of good perks and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    - Struggling to be agile in the fast-changing hardware and software industry. Dealing with the similar problems faced by big companies (although many companies have managed to change faster than Ericsson) like bureaucracy, politics, too many decision-makers, organization-wide policies (one-size-fits-all policies across geographies).
    - Archaic processes and tools being used across the organization making teams and engineers drag their feet to get projects done.
    - Perks not competent enough to hire good talent (especially in Bay Area).

    Advice to Management

    - Nothing because there is too much to say which can't fit in here.

  3. "Principal Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal & Owner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Principal & Owner in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competent sales team.

    Cons

    Right hand never knows what the left hand is doing. Lots of duplication of effort, and no real plan.

    Advice to Management

    Look at everything you are doing, as you are doing the same thing in multiple places and wasting resources.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Changes will happen"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, a very diverse company, always moving toward the next generation of technology.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs, some going out one door while others coming in the other door.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and their strengths and weaknesses.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Days off are nice

    Cons

    Went allow u to use your days off. Over worked under paid

    Advice to Management

    Their is none


  6. "Solutions Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company wide processes are easy to follow and predicable. You've got plenty of opportunities to work with Tier 1 enterprises.

    Cons

    Misplaced business emphasis has intensified the cyclic nature of telecom business. Albeit Ericsson has come out better than many of the 3G peers, it could definitely have done 10x better.

    Advice to Management

    Mr Ekholm has steered the company to the right direction and his renewed focus on R/D, which is vitally important for the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Network and Systems Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Network and Systems Administrator in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good training, good pay

    Cons

    Changing assignments, layoffs, difficult to get promotion

    Advice to Management

    Please promote innovation

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Tower technician 2"

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    Current Employee - Tower Technician II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Tower Technician II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great crews to work with, insurance, company truck, tools covered by company, really good pay and a lot of time off given per year.

    Cons

    New manager, travel cards, pay not nearly as good as contractors, tons of computer work during builds and after,

    Advice to Management

    Don’t work us for 6 months without giving us at least a day off between sites.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Manager spoils a good thing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package, drive home vehicle, generous vacation days

    Cons

    Poor local market management,


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Supply Chain Design and Control VI"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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