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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
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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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    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
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    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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 1 person 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They don't discriminate skills and prefer volume over substance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Very good support with training
    Quite relaxed unless there is a crisis brought on by that
    Good flexibility

    Cons

    Outsourced IT so if your PC goes blurb expect to wait around a month to fix it
    Prefer listening about silver bullets than making small changes that might mean you don't waste 2 hours a day, comes down to IT again.
    Enjoys catchphrases, gimmicks and marketing than implementing a true engineering solution.
    No pay rises in economic regions. You are assessed carte blanche.
    Managers go through a procedure called IPM which bums both managers and workers alike. Everyone knows it is farcical, you don't expect a school report at 50.
    And targets of the IPM are set so high that they prevent you from doing your day job and just act to deny any pay increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support is good but support also includes saying we aren't doing that crap this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great products but the competition is tough!

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

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

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    HR policies are too hands off allowing local bad practises to flourish

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    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

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