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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 9 December 2018
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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. "Full of false promises and expect more for less"

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    Current Employee - Field Operative in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Field Operative in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal van use, lone-working, working in greenbelt and remote sites, start/finish times, good line management.

    Cons

    Shockingly bad outsourced dispatch and field support teams. Managers having to pick up pieces but nothing ever changes because its cheap.
    Ageing field staff who do nothing but whinge and moan because they can't keep up with technology.
    50% weekends spent working.
    Very low basic wage.
    Sometimes hitting 80 hours on a call out week just to get by, working late into the night.
    Waiting around constantly for other teams.
    Dealing with bad site provider relationships.
    Too much admin.
    Idiots everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start. Don't expect the same level of loyalty and motivation when you create a new role with nothing more than a different title, to justify paying someone less but working more? The ageing field staff are laughing at you, while the new recruits are bitter and annoyed with the level of inequality.

  3. "ICT engineer"

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    Former Employee - ICT Engineer in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - ICT Engineer in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like team oriented working environment and opportunities to travel the world

    Cons

    massive cost cutting and business restructuring initiatives drives many talents away from the company

    Advice to Management

    Do not "kill geese bringing golden eggs", cost reduction is not everything the management should be thinking about in successfully company .


  4. "Good company to work in."

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    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good management, high tech.

    Cons

    Continuous restructurations based in profits.


  5. "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career development

    Cons

    All the procedures are very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Optimise RFC procedure, make it faster.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn, Nice projects and offices

    Cons

    Salaries are low, Too many contractors

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip


  7. "Used to be so proud to work here ... Now I'm just depressed"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good team spirit, nice people to work with (but not managment).

    Cons

    Employees don't seem to be valued much, it is just depressing to work here. No real pay rises in years. Building crumbling around us. Don't like the direction decisions are made

    Advice to Management

    Value people more and listen

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.