Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg
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Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 195 reviews)

  • Largest ICT company with good employee friendly work environment (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is not so satisfied as I have to work on fields 1 (in 67 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Good to work with, Great culture, moderate payment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, great process, fabulous learning opportunities, knowledgable colleagues, high standard of professionalism, very respectful culcure

    Cons

    pay not high, not easy for new business, or small business line requires flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Put more resources on new business in order to make the paradigm shift

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people but uninspiring and clueless leadership

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    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager in Docklands
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager in Docklands

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and Work-Life Balance, Helpful colleagues, there is not much politics, learning is encouraged and opportunities are readily available

    Cons

    Weak and uninspiring leadership, recent redundancies seem to have happened without a plan and has led to remaining employees being overworked, compensation is not great, management live in a bubble and seem to believe that low cost resource centres (India, China) have no competence issues despite contrary evidence, not much scope for vertical movement, escalation culture - need to escalate minor things to get any progress/ traction

    Advice to Management

    Lead more, manage less. Connect with people on the ground and listen to their feedback.

  3. OK but going backwards

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about technology

    Cons

    Don't handle redundancy well, not a fair offer

    Advice to Management

    try to be more decent

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  5. Ericsson Australia, so far so good

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    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work like balance, independence, open to ideas.

    Cons

    could be better in employees benefits and can improve the IT equipment for employees .

    Advice to Management

    Free seating is not good for productivity. I should feel comfortable with my work place.

  6. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Bitter sweet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide

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

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Good culture and many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Melbourne

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary is well below average

    Advice to Management

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

    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

  10. Stable yet stressful project environment with a sense of uncertainty

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Ericsson

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Do not wish to offer

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