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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
2,074 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 187 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 144 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great products but the competition is tough!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Line Manager in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    Well structured world wide organisation. HQ in Guildford is a great office to work. Ericsson has some great products and leads the way in mobile telecoms. Looking to diversify into TV and media.

    Cons

    UK mobile operators are very demanding on all fronts. Struggling to adapt to the market place in managed services. Chinese vendors are gaining market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after the graduates so they stick around

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work. Unfortunately doesn't align with "Equal opportunity Employer" promise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acess Transmission Lead in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Acess Transmission Lead in Guildford, England

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work place but lacks proper management and employees' satisfaction to an extremely low level.

    Cons

    No matter what you do for the business, what value you cause to bring, you are still no one but a contractor !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce Exit interview for every leaving individuals, Evaluate feedback on transparent grounds, address issues and take action to make Ericsson a more better place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    HR policies are too hands off allowing local bad practises to flourish

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

    A stable company with deep pockets. Looks good on the CV.
    Ericsson has great technology that customers value

    Cons

    Senior management are disconnected from the real issue. The biggest challenges come from within - not the competition. The company is overly bureaucratic and stifles innovation. Many managers are obsessed with making sure employees only do what is in their job description. KPIs are slavishly used to drive the business regardless of the unintended consequences. Teamwork is a company mantra but in reality teamwork is discouraged.

    The HR function is at best toothless. A lack of proper oversight allows local managers to bend and even break employment laws. Bullying in some areas is rife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on bad managers and support their victims.
    Use KPIs wisely
    Focus on customers, punish managers who put internal politics above customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company but tend to get lost in crowd

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large , stable company
    great name on CV with excellent reputation
    work on some cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    less growth chances over time
    can get extremely busy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more agile and put policies to recognize star performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging but exciting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible working time, challenging tasks

    Cons

    No growth. Although the whole telecom field is getting down.

  8.  

    Ericsson is a worldwide family that is faltering.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, many people feel they can learn and teach people all over the company and indeed the world. The culture is very helpful and aimed at getting the job done even if you are helping someone in another project.

    Cons

    Projects are sometimes chaotic, many times we "firefight" instead of innovating. The innovation part has not yet been fully embraced though lot of work is being done.
    Without advancement pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you are willing to risk it, do not expect employees to start a high risk project during his/her spare time, the risk must be shared. I am sure most Ericsson Employees would work in their spare time if some paid time was allocated to a risky project or even an experiment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Trendy company, people focused

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    options to grow are large and varied,

    Cons

    middle management would need better selection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on more leadership growth

  10.  

    Good....could always be better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account CTO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Chief Technology Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Chief Technology Officer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Open 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

    Cons

    Can 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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