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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,911 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is very good and lot of onsite oppurtunities (in 130 reviews)


Cons
  • if you Job require you to work in Shift then work life balance is difficult (in 54 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Ericsson is a worldwide family that is faltering.

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Good....could always be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  6. 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DSP Engineer  in  Southampton, England
    Former Employee - DSP Engineer in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about career progression plans for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A dynamic company which motivates and empowers employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Guildford, England

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

    Pros

    Open 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    engineers are not valued as much as project managers who are over paid

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    global reach, big player in telecom market

    Cons

    absolutely 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reasonablr but not worldbeaters

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and technology driven.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England

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

    Pros

    Joined via a company ericsson purchased.

    Cons

    Ericsson integration took a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better, promote talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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