Ericsson-Worldwide
3.6 of 5 1,524 reviews
www.ericsson.com Stockholm, Sweden 5000+ Employees

Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.6 1,524 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg

(846 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work life balance dats it, will help if you want to prepare for CAT or other exams"
    in 112 reviews
  • "In spite of the challenging work environment, people have good work-life balance"
    in 117 reviews
Cons:
  • "In some of the profiles like mine, it's impossible to maintain work life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Little bit slow with their decision making which makes us to wait with anxiety"
    in 35 reviews
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Great company to work for

Customer Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsGlobal exposure; Innovative company; Strong competitive in market

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

Advice to Senior ManagementLess organization change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ericsson

Senior Solutions Architect (Former Employee)

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

ProsI 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.

ConsEricsson 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 Senior ManagementDo not wish to offer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Encompassing and encapsulating

Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsFreedom 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.

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementBe more aggressive in touting for business and also in keeping current business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementClearer strategic direction and investment in achieving that direction

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An Experience Worth Taking

Principal CPM (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsEricsson is big on educating and training its employees with the latest Technology. Strong Comrade sense of family with Mid-Management Senior and Principal Staff.

ConsLine Management loses sight of the bigger picture and sees only what lies directly in front of its requirement not the programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your Principal and Senior CPM's -trust your experts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disillusioned employee

Solution Architect (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCan do nothing and still be employed.
Supportive work mates

ConsYou must brown nose to everyone, because you get feedback from them and that is your performance, no opportunity to argue it with your Line Manager.
No visibility of what upper Management do.
Too many project managers.
Jobs off-shoring
No accountibility

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some balls

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great employer but frustrating

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsGood working environment, Good people
One of the more profitable Vendors but - as per the rest of the industry - is struggling with order bookings
Supportive of Family

ConsTwo-tier system of employees - "the special ones" and everyone else.
Lots of processes (over-engineered?)
Lots of talk about work-life balance but generally non-existent
Politics in some areas, incompetent management elsewhere
APAC restructure has not worked!

Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate two-tier system

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic family life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide

ProsGreat work life balance; Very positive culture

ConsVery conservative company; box and network dropper driven; Lack of foresight & vision

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that you are coming to Ericsson for the right reasons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work/life balance, casual office environment, work alongside great talent

Engineering (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

Pros- large company therefore lots of room to move around
- well known company so looks great on CV
- great opportunities to work on cutting edge projects
- work/life balane
- telecommuting options

Cons- if you expect to get ahead based on merit, you're living in la la land
- Ericsson is a telco company, so there is no understanding of what you do if you work in IT
- too many silos
- too many management layers
- boys club, particularly at management level

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to say NO to the customer! What customers ask vs what customers expect are two very different things, which can result in Ericsson not making any profit - isn't that the whole point of a company existing - to make money?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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