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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Benefits and good Compensation.

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance nor any skill in operating a European company in North America. They don't listen to sound advice on how to operate and be successful in America. They don't understand our mindset. They try to overlay their European worldview and Ways of Working on our country and it just doesn't work.

    Advice to Management

    You come to America to establish a presence in our country, to be successful you need to listen to us. The fact that you have so many layoffs is proof that you don't. We try to give you advice on how to treat clients, Customers and Business partners but it falls on deaf ears. Sad!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Poorly Managed Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Probably a decent place to work but only for the locations in Sweden

    Cons

    High bias against US employees, with little opportunity for promotion. You need to move to Sweden for any chance of promotion
    Ericsson's acquisition approach is a mystery as they typically demolish the companies that they purchase, e.g., Telcordia, MS Media Room.

    Advice to Management

    Stop arbitrarily laying off people in the US since it is easy and lay off people (when need) based on merit
    When you buy a company, consider letting that company continue to do what it has done well and not try to absorb the company into the screwed up Ericsson culture

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Bloated and Bureaucratic - no upside"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice US HQ building in Plano

    Cons

    - no vision for growth beyond 5G radios, which is will cost less than 4G/LTE
    - no bonuses, even when promised (negotiate a high salary, that's all there is)
    - 12 Ericsson people at customer meetings with 2 people from customer
    - discriminatory in their hiring practices with quotas for certain types of hires
    - benefits WERE good, costs going way up in 2018 for employees

    Advice to Management

    cut to the bone, reinvent yourself because you're like a crashing plane headed straight for the mountain of doom


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 3- Services Software in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer 3- Services Software in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on latest cutting edge technology with brightest minds in the industry if you are really lucky. Flexible work schedule if your manager is a human and not a robot.

    Cons

    Aweful work environment. Reduced benefits and less competitive compensation structure. Need to navigate lot of politics on day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the syphocancy!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiculture, good people quality

    Cons

    lack of vision strategy & execution not matching


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ethics and Morality... Not There"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is one thing I must agree to.

    Cons

    As the company continues to lose more top line and is becoming less profitable in general, they are now laying off teams and organizations! If they really want someone back, they offer her a lower job stage!

    Advice to Management

    Just shrink your business to a small office that sells radio boxes to IT virtualization companies. Everything you are trying to do is not going to work because your ship is destined to sink. Your financials are bleeding red and your culture is built on politics and resistance to change.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "US Employee Ericsso"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large multinational company operating worldwide

    Cons

    If you're not Swedish and/or located in Sweden, forget it - they believe in the Swede-centric "if it's not done here it's not right"

    Lazy culture, more focused on coffee breaks and consensus than teaming, collaboration and quality

    Too much process for the sake of process - doesn't move anything forward or make it better

    Advice to Management

    Get some real leaders - management-by-consensus cripples the company

    Stop acquiring companies if you don't plan to learn from them

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sad state for a company that was great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with at the individual contributor level.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and communications, continuous cuts and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Align on a strategy and communicate it to your employees. Hire some good leaders that care about the employee base.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work schedules, great work life balance,

    Cons

    lots of mass layoff to increase company profits,

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No compassion for employee's."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Career Opportunities, Compensation.

    Cons

    No compassion for Employee work-life balance.


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