Ericsson-Worldwide

  www.ericsson.com
  www.ericsson.com

Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
2,125 Reviews
3.5
2,125 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg
Hans Vestberg
1,099 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cost obsessed, values and principles are not applied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great products but the competition is tough!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    good company but tend to get lost in crowd

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

Ericsson-Worldwide Photos

Work at Ericsson-Worldwide? Share Your Experiences

Ericsson-Worldwide

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.