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Ericsson-Worldwide Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
1,892 Reviews

3.5
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Ericsson-Worldwide CEO Hans Vestberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Development is team-centric and work-life balance is taken seriously by management (in 152 reviews)

  • Work environment is very good and lot of onsite oppurtunities (in 130 reviews)


Cons
  • if you Job require you to work in Shift then work life balance is difficult (in 54 reviews)

  • Poor initial planning leads to many changes in decision making and major inefficiencies (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, it is a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    1. A great opportunity for starters to learn. You can learn many real-time embedded system development.
    2. The company is very big. It is easy to transfer into another city or even another country.
    3. The learning website provides a good materials to learn

    Cons

    1. Using C for the routers. The C programming seems to be shrinking in the CS related fields.
    2. The product's future is not very clear.
    3. The competitor HUAWEI seems to be very aggressive, making this company's future unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is OK. But sometimes, the product would be delayed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid & trust worthy vendor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Slow and difficult to adapt to new changes sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall it's a great place, nice weather, nice people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities there. It's a huge company, it's quite challenging to get promoted.

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  5.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    access to information, possibility to acquire technical expertise in short time

    Cons

    low salaries, sucky management, cost reduction policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they dont listen to advice

  6.  

    generally very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    good management (most of the time)
    great opportunities to take up responsibility and develop
    lots of learning opportunities
    travel possible (global)
    good team spirit between direct colleagues

    increasingly strong(er) focus on employee engagement

    Cons

    USA - the CEO and some middle management come from NORTEL, and have destructive management styles - but less influential than previous.

    USA - work-life balance is a mystery .... they don't know what it is ... see NORTEL ways of working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 13, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your feedback and positive comments about the opps and good team spirit! We also appreciate your constructive feedback around management as this information ... More

  7.  

    Great companies with good benefits and many opportunities for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Very good health care benefits compared to similar companies in the area. Working with interesting cutting edge technology. You are always learning and expected to step up. Lean and agile environment. Overall good people to collaborate with and always will to help.

    Cons

    No cons really except salary compensation could be better compared to local competitions. Regular layoffs but this seems to be the nature of this industry to remain competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jul 01, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to tell you about your experience of working at Ericsson. We are glad that you are enjoying and having a good time. Keep up with great work.

  8.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Innovation Engineering  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Junior Innovation Engineering in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    - Very good working environment
    - Very little stress
    - Has a free gym for the employees
    - Fair compensations
    - Interesting works in the telecommunication field

    Cons

    - Many people speak French, so if you want to really blend in, you need French
    - The work environment is not motivating enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Increase the work pace
    - Better starting salaries for people outside of the province

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 13, 2014Employer Branding and Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your positive feedback and also your recommendations on how we can improve. This information is valuable to our team in our effort to be a ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old process no one follows + lots of politics + Sales teams offering not feasible completions times = STEP AWAY

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    - The technology this company create/sells is the only thing you could be interested to be here.
    - Pretty interesting projects. Technical complex project for people that want to learn
    - Company has no concurrence in NorthAmerica. No one produces what they produce (Chineese companies are banned from USA, so the LTE market is only for Ericsson)
    - On-site Gym, On-site restos, On-site Daycare (good but really trying to compensate the lack of life-balance and the "always-late" projects' culture)

    Cons

    The first and most dramatic CON is:
    - Lot of politics. Like the olf 80s style. Old fashion, at all levels. Really disgusting. Some BU more than others, but exagerated and toxic.
    - If your style is not to deal with politics, stay away. There are a lot of incompetent people that deals with politics and stay well in this company.

    The 2nd one:
    - Advise to new graduates and juniors: If you Join Ericsson, there is a possibility you cannot go out because your skills will be si tight Ericsson's product, and you will value zero in the job market after 5 years.
    So, if after 1-2 years you do not feel comfortable, two years is the max time to be here; if not your mobility will be in risk, and be forced to remain here forever... (no matter what)

    The 3rd one:
    - Internal process is an old and outdated project process that NO ONE follows.
    (20-something years old project process. Five CEO has passed. No one pushed to update the process -As IBM did with Lou Gestner in the 80s)

    All the rest, but not less important:

    - Sales teams in RNAM promess delivery times that are not real, therefore the service teams are forced to work long hours for long months because lack of synch

    - Project Markets around telco HW is fastly moving to standard Java/web development, therefore small, cheaper service companies could build services faster, cheaper than Ericsson. THis creates a business pressure to justify Ericsson's project costs to the customer, And makling harder to change the "project always late" culture (work work work and you have to forget your life

    - Culture in RNAM US is like US, dynamic and American way (right to the point, sell, sell, sell, make-it happen no matter what - zero life balance GOOD for the business. Bad for the persona life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management is competent, but the cannot do so much. The fact "Internal process is an old and outdated project process that NO ONE follows" making every project (EVERY) a chaos culture is a responsibility of CEO and headquarters in Sweden. Reason? NorthAmerican telco market is 100% Ericsson = Money!

    Chaning the process implies to re-structure the company, which means costly money an dimpact in customer projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Ericsson-Worldwide Response

    Jun 22, 2014Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write the reviews. We are constantly striving to improve our internal processes and make them faster and more reliable. As 40% or all world mobile ... More

  10.  

    Good place to work, cutting edge of telecommunications

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager II  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Customer Project Manager II in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Great opportunities to development in different technological areas. A great culture of team work and very good camaraderie, very acceptable cafeteria, in house gym.

    Cons

    Not a great place to grow to higher managerial positions. Work life balance is similar to other companies in technology, a lot of the activities are executed at night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Very easy-going and laid back. Very nice people. Very culturally diverse.

    Cons

    Management is a bit too laid back, meaning driven individuals may feel held back. Not really a software company, so they're more focused on telecom rather than software design.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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