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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
2,340 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 195 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 67 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good technology, stagnant career

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Good technology, smart brains around

    Cons

    no growth in career, no rewards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work. Learning never stops.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great learning opportunities.
    Opportunities to grow fast.
    Opportunities to work in several areas.

    Cons

    Life/work balance can be an issue in client facing roles.
    Compensation can be below average depending on role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Stress and Bullying Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hedge End, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hedge End, England

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    A great place to learn new skills and advance your career

    Cons

    Local Management believe that employment law is just a guide. They feel free to bully and intimidate anyone they want to get rid of. If you are a mum and expecting your second child, they will get rid of you - one way or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some morals and how to treat people with dignity and fairness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you have given up on your career or if you enjoy working in a "public sector" type of environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and benefits (to the extent that some people show up in the office once a month!!!), training opportunities and attempts to facilitate internal mobility and exposure to other projects/departments

    Cons

    - Centralised company structure, i.e. all strategic, market research functions are based in Sweden. Local units are tasked mainly with execution.
    - Within the Global Services segment, the company has taken on board a number of engineers and low/mid level managers from various outsourced contracts that has won over the years. Unfortunately, the although margins have waned, manager compensation has not been adjusted to reflect current compensation levels. As a result, salaries for entry level positions have been slashed to retain the overall cost base in moderate levels. Employee turnover within the manager level is almost zero (wouldn't blame them knowing that with their skillset they are looking at very steep base salary reductions elsewhere) and much higher for engineers.
    - Most of the managers have not been properly trained and lack basic management and leadership skills as well as the necessary emotional intelligence
    - Often new teams are created which do not address specific structural problems, hence introducing more complexity to the organisation and hindering decision ability. It seems that the underlying reason is simply to promote new managers.
    - Communication has gone downhill since employees were allowed to work from home on a frequent basis. Face to face communication has been substituted with online meetings.
    - Wherever business has been lost engineers have been let go, whereas most of the managers have retained their positions (and benefits) or have been reshuffled. Consequently, productivity at that level is extremely low, hence they try to keep themselves busy by organising numerous meetings.
    - Plenty of overpaid "dead wood" in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Properly address employee engagement issues
    - Low hanging fruit: Ample opportunities to streamline your SG&A by reducing the number of low/mid level managers and gradually adjust their compensation to industry levels.
    - Reward, train and retain the next generation of engineers and managers that will add value to the business through increased productivity levels.
    - Scrutinize structural change proposals and question underlying reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Business analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    1. Good People, colleagues are genuinly helpful and friendly. People will try to help where they can even senior managers up to directors when you come across them.

    2.Relaxed environment to learn grow, you can grow at your one pace

    3. Good instructor lead training, there is always funding for external courses that will help you develop professionally

    4.Exposure to clients,you will be empowered to take charge of projects with significant impact to Ericsson. this will expose you to high profile client stakeholders

    Cons

    1. The pay is absolutely atrocious and is below industry standard

    2. No development structure, management use phrases like drive your own career, but in reality there are limited opportunities to move up the ranks

    3. Management expects 100% utilization but budget owners of projects rarely provide sufficient budget to complete work. To it is sometimes tricky to meet 92% utilisation when there is limited work and budgets are tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Focus on developing you talent with structured development and progression plans
    2. Continue to diversify your offerings to that there is more challenging work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ex - HR partner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    excellent Leadership with very high employee centricity and ethical values.
    sharp learning curve
    exposure to best technologies
    employee friendly.. work life balance

    Cons

    I cant recall any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    excellent leadership which cascade down to Junior and Middle Manager
    Every Leader demonstrate Ericsson Brand and organization values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best experience of my life so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Excellent working envionemnt to work. Professional and best telecom company to work

    Cons

    Salary package for permanent staff should be higher

  9.  

    Poor Senior Management....

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    Former Employee - Supply Team Member in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Supply Team Member in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    During the time I worked for Ericsson it was good and the Flexi-working and ability to work from home was a huge advantage. The middle management were reasonable.

    Cons

    Very little senior management contact, it seems as though senior management (Supply Dept) do NOT research anything before making life changing decisions "Think they know everything yet they know little".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with the people below you, get to know what they do and how decisions will effect mainly the company but to a small effect the individual. Salary should reflect the role or rather ROLES the staff do....

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cost obsessed, values and principles are not applied

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    Former Employee - Services Engineer in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Services Engineer in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    The people have great perseverance and determination to succeed. Friendly and very skilled, people will always help. There is lots of opportunity to learn new skills in new technology areas.

    Cons

    if you goals align with the company's then you can get it a lot of Ericsson. However Ericsson will also happily take advantage as well. Long project hours, and no rewards and compensation are common place. The attitude of management is that employees should be grateful they still have jobs. A lot of words have gone into the new high performance culture, but these are not backed up by sincerity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The values of professionalism, respect and perseverance only seem to apply to employees who do the work. Management do not seem to believe in them. The people are Ericsson's greatest asset but in the new cost obsessed world, the workers are treated as expendable in order to meet the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Easy place to work, interesting work, good quality engineering.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

    Decent helpful pragmatic people, everyone wants to get things working. Some really clever guys. Lots of training and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many lesserly abled hangers on. Lots of big company management nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know who isn't up for it, get them moved on, they drag down the motivated & intelligent. Don't wait until people quit before offering them pay rises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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