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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 25 May 2018
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  • improper work life balance as like all other telecom companies (in 215 reviews)

  • Consensus approach tends to slow decision making (in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GF TA in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - GF TA in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work, smart colleagues, industry leader

    Cons

    has been going through some tough times of late, restructures have affected morale

    Advice to Management

    new strategy is working ok, but remember the people on the ground have to cope with significant change


  2. "positive experience and nice people"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, flexible working hours

    Cons

    mass off-shoring of roles that has negatively impacted customer satisfaction, slow to upgrade IT infrastructure and NO training supported

    Advice to Management

    invest on skilled IT pros to boost current status and enhance IT infra. it's a shame to be one of the giants in IT industry but lacking internal communications

  3. "Working For Ericsson ETL"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you still have a job with them!

    Cons

    Too much off shoring of UK jobs. Macho management style from some senior and middle managers.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A great company. I learned a lot!"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, good life balance, a place to retire

    Cons

    two companies in one, the techie startup while the legacy culture clashes. no direction

    Advice to Management

    get new people in the management, young people. take decisions faster, be more innovative. take risks


  5. "Back Office Transmission Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Back Office Tansmission Engineer in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Back Office Tansmission Engineer in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working place to learn new technologies

    Cons

    You need to do the learning in your own time


  6. "Project Support Officer"

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    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, inclusiveness, promote work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Very stuck on continuing with annual reviews and tying that with bonuses with such high targets that bonuses are negligible even when they are paid out, at least to lower pay grade roles.

    Advice to Management

    Leave employees to manage their own progress and development rather than suffocating them by tying it in with quarterly and yearly goals that they 'must' complete in order to receive 'potential' bonuses.


  7. "Opportunities missed."

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    Current Employee - Network Architect in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Network Architect in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of positions worldwide. Can be easy to more country.

    Cons

    Don't care about individuals, only about corporate performance. In times of trouble, retrenches back to radio.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the current share price.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Sales Engagement UKI, Core and Cloud Practice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leading products and services, the people and the company culture.

    Cons

    Challenged customer budgets, declining revenues, makes for even more challenged sales.

    Advice to Management

    Less solutions, more streamlined, less complex with non CAPEX investment models. We need to get the right strategy and focus on how to deliver on that.


  9. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England

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

    Pros

    Really good people to work with and good working environment.

    Cons

    Not good in providing training to build up technical skills.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie among staff, there was a young and international workforce which gave working there a good social element.

    Cons

    The Broadcast and media services which I worked for was under staffed and under supported, which made people leave in droves. Management was not doing anything to acknowledge how challenging this was. Morale was falling quickly and the entire atmosphere was very toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty about direction company is going, acknowledge challenges company is facing.


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