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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
2,049 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 181 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for prior to redundancy

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Ericsson can be very flexible, family oriented, with good benefits and understanding that personal time is required sometimes. Lots of training and development available especially technical engineering. Good teleworking opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Ericsson tends to give senior jobs to Swedish staff, or staff who have worked in Sweden. Jobs offer go to people with internal contacts rather than ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the dead wood during redundancies, not the people who are working hard. Internal contacts are not as important as customer relationships.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Off-shoring and redundancies in high cost countries due to competition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is good. Have a good working environment and culture.

    Cons

    Bad for technical people in high cost countries like Australia due to job offshoring to low cost countries like india and china.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bitter sweet

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    Global Company
    Great Products
    Good work-life balance
    Good location
    Good company values
    Great technical people who are the real reason Ericsson ticks
    Good for graduates because you will learn alot

    Cons

    Your line manager will change every year on average
    Average salary
    Limited in career development
    More and more off-shoring
    Too many blockers to innovation
    You become too specialized in a proprietary technology and less employable externally
    Not a good career move if you are not a graduate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after the real stars, the technical people
    Be more Agile
    Employ more women in leadership positions
    Directors to engage more with other staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture and many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good people, never had issues with politics etc. Many opportunities to do different things.

    Cons

    Salary is well below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the best people you need to pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 13, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback about the people and culture. We also appreciate your recommendations on how we can improve. This information is valuable to our team ... More

  6.  

    Stable yet stressful project environment with a sense of uncertainty

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunities to grow and adapt, and work in many different projects and environments is abundant. People are always friendly and willing to help.
    Career development is a target for Ericsson and strongly encourage personal development.

    Cons

    The project environment requires too much administrative handling which can deter from being able to effectively and accurately manage without taking away from a good work/life balance. Morale is lower than it used to be but may be picking back up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An orientation of the tools required to fulfil one's role should be provided and when a new role commences. Projects move too fast and the efforts to ensure quality and understanding of what is required, could be improved upon.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 01, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback. We are giving our best to provide our employees with opportunities to grow and develop and it is good to see that you are noticing this. On the other side we are ... More

  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Global exposure; Innovative company; Strong competitive in market

    Cons

    Relative high workload(otherwise it would not survive till now); Normal income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less organization change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Ericsson

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect

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

    Pros

    I have greatly enjoyed my time at this company, and l left it with fond memories. My opinion below reflect my experiences while working with different Ericsson offices around the world.

    Ericsson, as a global company fosters good knowledge sharing culture, and global employees are willing to share their experiences

    There are opportunities to work in different places globally if so desired. Those who would like to experience another culture generally can find opportunities around

    Ericsson is a reputable, innovator company, and also socially responsible with its special teams ready to help out in disaster areas globally.

    I have always found great people willing to help in the company.

    Cons

    Ericsson local offices have good degree of autonomy, but it also means local office culture varies from one another.

    As for all companies, changes happen all the time, and some will find it unsettling. The company consists of a number of market units, each covers a large geographical area (with many countries). In some local offices, there may not be sufficient business, while others have more due to different economies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not wish to offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Encompassing and encapsulating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sydney

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom in making decisions and trust in getting the job done. Flexible with working from home. I was lucky to have a manager that I had faith in providing with the necessary guidance both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Not always keeping up with current technology due to constraints put on them by managed services. Generally have to use equipment provided by the managed services contract. Would have preferred some training in other technologies to help improve their business and my development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in touting for business and also in keeping current business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fantastic breadth of opportunity and real challenges to embrace future in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Ericsson has a global footprint and has many opportunities in leading edge telco business and technology transformation.

    Cons

    These are challenging times and I feel the company has a sluggish response to a changing industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer strategic direction and investment in achieving that direction

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work, but you can do better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

    Pros

    There are some very smart people at Ericsson who have come up through the graduate program that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The company is more focused on internal politics and procedures than on customer outcomes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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