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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager III"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. You get to wear more hats than you can imagine and learn in the process.

    Cons

    Getting a good manager is hit and miss and that makes all the difference. So many inefficient org structure changes and lay offs, it will keep your head spinning. Our benefits get changed drastically changed starting 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Get strategy aligned right the first time, stop operating in silos. Stop the tremendous inefficiencies in ways of working. Eliminate having only Swedish for key positions. Managers need an overhaul in their leadership training.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice work environment"

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

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely and from home.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-standard.
    Meetings, meetings... and more meetings.

  3. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has good medical benefit.

    Cons

    Focus to much on cost cutting.


  4. "Ericsson"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No work-life balance, no job training


  5. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great possibility for growth

    Cons

    company currently under financial distress due to market situation. Work atmosphere is deteriorating.

    Advice to Management

    Need new ways of thinking. Need to implement accountability for upper management!


  6. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, opportunities for growth, and good compensation

    Cons

    Multiple retrenchment programs, grandfather system which promotes favoritism in career growth

    Advice to Management

    Offer equal opportunities in house for growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good experience, but the company is experiencing financial trouble right now and things have changed."

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    Current Employee - Broadcast Media Specialist I in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Broadcast Media Specialist I in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Great health benefits
    •snacks and drinks provided in break room
    •health incentives and rewards with Vitality
    • company rewards program where movie tickets, gift cards etc is redeemable

    Cons

    • micromanaging recently
    • hectic hours at times
    • lots of contract workers that disappear a handful at a time
    • a major recent layoff in tech (50%) and morale has been low since

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more if the work environment/schedule becomes more hectic

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Once-Great Company Slowly Being Killed By Internal Bureaucracy"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, employee and spouse insurance, matched 401(k). Challenging work. Diverse workforce from all around the world. Good work/life balance. Great internal culture. Excellent opportunities to travel internationally.

    Cons

    A almost unbreakable "silo" mentality that prevents teams from coordinating and collaborating effectively. Everyone is fighting to protect their little kingdoms. Management is focused exclusively in cutting costs, ignoring the trends of the telecom and high-tech industries. Management is obsessed with following processes to the detriment of actually accomplishing goals. Strong lack of willingness to take responsibility and accountability; everyone is looking for someone else to blame instead of trying to resolve issues.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing everything to India. Fire everyone from the director level up and bring in new people. Stop trying to be a player in fields that Ericsson has no experience or knowledge in. Focus less on cost-cutting and more on cutting-edge research and development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was great but uncertainty is affecting everyone"

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

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good education benefits
    good 401k matching

    Cons

    Management missteps have driven stock price down leading to massive layoffs.
    The awesome health insurance package is being really scaled back starting in 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the region based model. Put sales teams in the region and do services globally.


  10. "Solution Architect"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, large company, but the machine works: processes are standardized across the company, everyone uses the same lingo.

    Cons

    As many other reviews here... lots of layoffs, bureaucracy, politics. My group was not very well positioned within the company and we bit, bit got reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Don't invest in a sector (Media) that you don't plan to stay for a long time.


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