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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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


  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, good work life balance

    Cons

    None to report for so far

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work, keep the information flowing to the juniors


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could do much better"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well stated corporate culture and values
    Great hard working employees at the execution level
    Generally very collaborative

    Cons

    No defined strategy or integration / alignment between consulting and solutions, with limited understanding of the difference between Management consulting, consultative selling, and systems integration consulting.
    Stated values are poorly executed by middle management, to the extent of being almost meaningless (state one thing, abandon in day to day actions)
    Lacks dynamism and innovation
    Continued issues with poor product functions and capabilities
    Services business is purely cost recovery utilization driven
    Pays lip service to professional and career development
    Managerial and leadership capabilities of employees are not identified or developed well
    Continued organization design changes, and turnover of middle managers contributes to poor execution, and lack of commitment

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act upon the annual Dialogue survey of employees - the challenges faced by the business now were clearly identified at the "grass roots" level 2 years ago.
    Create an agile and adaptable end to end collaborative organization design, which is more attuned to the needs of customers, not vertical silos of dysfunctional technical go to market delivery units


  6. "Incident Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Excellent employee welfare and benefits

    Cons

    Longer routes to growth for sub Saharan employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve policies to encourage growth for sub Saharan employees


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Excellent work life balance, strong new direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance at Ericsson is excellent

    Cons

    Need to work on talent development and retention further to ensure Ericsson keep the top talent they need for the future


  11. "Mostly good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Very proud of their heritage and ways in which they've brought communications and technology to the masses. Now they need to change as their dominant position has been lost to Chinese competitors.

    Cons

    Obsession with improving margins has led to large scale restructuring. This has meant the bottom tier of the company has been slashed with work being off-shored. Middle management tiers have moved but largely remain. Career development is either non-existent, or sideways or downwards.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the customer, and staff. The operators want better efficiency and ROI, Ericsson tries to sell more features, and 'science-fiction' solutions. Staff want to feel secure, and that there is a future ahead. Too much 'work creation' is happening as employees are not challenged and supported to move up.


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