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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 17 August 2018
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  • "improper work life balance as like all other telecom companies" (in 220 reviews)

  • "Perception of being too risk-averse regarding innovative decision-making" (in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    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. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Ericsson Television were fantastic, whether it was just a friendly chat or in a meeting, they were always willing to help and very friendly. These people were people you could go for a beer with anytime and have a great time. The working environment was very engaging and friendly, with a weekly football kick around happening weekly. For those who didn't like playing, there was always the fantasy which encouraged everyone to get together and talk about something they enjoy! The work I completed there was in depth and of great importance. The reports I produced went around the world and being given that responsibility was quite rewarding! There were opportunities to get into other parts of finance and learn more about processes which was great! The cooked breakfast was fantastic and reasonably priced.

    Cons

    During my time there, one downside was that within finance, there wasn't as much to do. You'd do the monthly and weekly reports but apart from that, there wasn't much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employing very friendly people. It makes the experience really enjoyable being with people who are very friendly and easy to get on with.

  3. "Site Access coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Back Office Administrator in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Back Office Administrator in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    Always trying to save money by off shoring work


  4. "QA in Media"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    competitive pay comparable to industry

    Cons

    Very management led company where the managers keep changing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and not try to implement new ideas all the time.


  5. "World Leader"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Newbury, England
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Newbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good network and worldwide presence

    Cons

    Inflexible management in some regions to manage effectively remotely

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. 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


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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