Ericsson-Worldwide
3.6 of 5 1,524 reviews
www.ericsson.com Stockholm, Sweden 5000+ Employees

Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.6 1,524 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg

(846 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance dats it, will help if you want to prepare for CAT or other exams"
    in 112 reviews
  • "In spite of the challenging work environment, people have good work-life balance"
    in 117 reviews
Cons:
  • "In some of the profiles like mine, it's impossible to maintain work life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Little bit slow with their decision making which makes us to wait with anxiety"
    in 35 reviews
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Trendy company, people focused

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

Prosoptions to grow are large and varied,

Consmiddle management would need better selection

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on more leadership growth

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Good....could always be better

Solution Architect (Current Employee)
Guildford, England

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible working, relaxed environment, high level of competence among employees, opportunity to move within teams, opportunity to drive your own career etc

ConsPay is terrible. Its the only thing i can think of as negative and the ONLY reason i'm now looking to leave after 5 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit paying peanuts and pay the market rate as a minimum; you will get to keep your most experienced hands this way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Account Chief Technology Officer (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsOpen company with great products and people. Good, clear strategy to address the mobile market. Has been well managed from a financial perspective. Has outlasted the Western competition

ConsCan be slow and procedure heavy. Under a lot of price pressure in a competitive market place. Will need to develop other, new markets to retain revenues in the long term.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work with. Excellent opportunities for R&D Career.

DSP Engineer (Former Employee)
Southampton, England

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Research career, excellent encouragement for patents; great opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects

Consless scope for career progression; less scope for changing job functionality if you're bored with current line of work

Advice to Senior Managementthink about career progression plans for employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A dynamic company which motivates and empowers employees

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Guildford, England

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpen culture with strong core values. Great fun working atmosphere working on cutting edge technologies. Engineers get flexible working where additional hours worked can be taken as leave or over time. Managers work standard hours. Great opportunities to travel the world and experience various cultures, especially if within a global service delivery centre. Job opportunities to work in any of the local offices in 140 countries on short term or long term basis.

ConsManagement structure varies from country to country and departments and does not always represent the Swedish way of thinking. Certain product specific skills gained are not always transferable to other industries.

Advice to Senior Managementengineers are not valued as much as project managers who are over paid

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The most selfish company ever and that is coming from someone who has worked for Ericsson in 6 different countries

Project Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor for more than 8 years

Prosglobal reach, big player in telecom market

Consabsolutely no interest in employees, they will fire you with no apparent reason, no interest in human development and interaction, the only thing even the HR department is concerned about is how to save their jobs, You will never know any one from the top management besides getting a generic email from the country head once in a while who never meets any department, appalling working environment, I have seen taxi drivers and plumbers with no prior education and experience working on critical engineering jobs because they are friends/relatives of the hiring manager, no career path if you are a contractor and you would be treated like a step child and they will make sure that you feel like it through the actions of permanent staff / management.

Advice to Senior ManagementI will advice the management only if I will know who to contact.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Reasonablr but not worldbeaters

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood corporate culture and technology driven.

ConsUnless you are Swedish do not expect to go far within the company. Can be very centralised, slow moving.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting

Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsJoined via a company ericsson purchased.

ConsEricsson integration took a long time

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better, promote talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just fantastic

Graduate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Southampton, England

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment, great people to work with.

ConsIt would be better if they were located closer to London.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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We need technology innovators and businessman to run the business, not financial controllers to shape Ericssons future.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Guildford, England

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsValues that you can still see in the company, Swedish culture

ConsTop managment driven by quarterly results and personal benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementChange it, at least in Western Europe

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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