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Job Culture is being severelly undermined by Managers attempting to manufacture results
Solution Architect (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WaMay 1, 2017
Ericsson have a good mix of oducts and an external perception that preceeds any meeting we go to. It is really a nice brand, respected.

The internal culture is degrading very quickly, after last aquisitions the culture degraded to a point almost unbearable.

Management attemting to "Correct" the course through "Manufactured" reports and driving decisions to keep up with an unsustainable image are mistakes the company is currently mal\king. Employees pay the price, and results show for itself that something is uterelly wrong.

It have been a company good to work for until, say, 3 to 4 years ago, when the new reporting style started, and an overalll disrespect for technical advice dominated the company.

Non technical breins runing a technology oriente dcompany are making all kinds of irreversible decisions, losing talents, cracking products from indide out, disclosing IP Core to external partners... a mess.

Hope this gets fixed sonetime soon.

On the employees: The Let's OffShore motto is bigger than it should and knowledge transfer is not taken into acconut. Results: unsatisfied employees without ownership or decisoin power are overrulled by managers without knowledge driving the whole organizatoin to a sandstorm.

Employees are getting very tired of that and many already leaving.

we will end up with a bunch of products driven by a pool of cheap unskilled resources without company hostory that will do their best ot keep something running.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Too much unplanned work, LONG hours are VERY FREQUENT. No Overtime!
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I loved working at Ericsson.
Associate Engineer Field Tech (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 27, 2017
Very Nice Place to work I really enjoyed my time there. The Ericsson building is very unique and nice never seen a place like it before and the people were incredible.
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Leadership in the industry
Consulting Systems Integration Director Delivery (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 27, 2017
For decades, this company has been the Telecom industry leader in most of the world, providing in vogue products and services for their customers.
Pros
Benefits Package, Global support
Cons
Instability, No proper life / career balance
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Fun work place, friendly work environment, good place to learn new tools and products
QA Lead Automation (Current Employee) –  Duluth, GAApril 26, 2017
Fun work place, friendly work environment, good place to learn new tools and product

easy going unless challenging timelines and working with different time zones
Learning new languages and products
freindly environment
Management appreciate the work you do
Pros
flexible working hours
Cons
tight time lines
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nice work & life balance
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Shanghai City, ILApril 26, 2017
the management is very supportive from all aspects, in terms of your competence build, personal interest with advanced technologies, taking care of family whenever is needed, and help you to grow.
Pros
nice culture and supportive management
Cons
normal salary level in the country
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Ericsson fails for obvious reasons and then questions internally why I fail?
Customer Account Lead (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 25, 2017
Ericsson has a habit of hiring people they know instead of people who deserve or they need, very bad decisions regularly and management has no idea on what to do next, its failing years over years and then they question why - that is because Ericsson hires bad people and doesn't know how to retain good guys
Pros
None
Cons
Stress, LOTs of traveling, no work life balance, cut throat and unfair practices
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Good benefits but Worklife Balance is an issue
Manager (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaApril 24, 2017
Ericsson benefits may be best in industry, but will be fraught with changes in 2018. Stock matching will end this summer which was a nice way to retain employees. The amount of hours required to work is often extensive and has a negative impact on work life balance. Depending on location, work experience may be different. Company was good to work for in past, but many changes are anticipated in the future driven based on business needs.
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Good Company for balanced life
PRIME CONSULTING MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Duluth, GAApril 23, 2017
Good company for balanced work/personal life. Very poor management. Good learning place, your are lost in the matrix, you are a number in the grand scheme of things.
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relaxing place but slow growth on their business
Software Developer Intern (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJApril 21, 2017
very relaxing culture.
relaxing place but slow growth on their business。
It also depends on the work location. New Jersey is kind of old-fashioned. people are the management style are not really like in a west coast technology company.
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I have worked with some very good people
FSO tech II and team lead (Current Employee) –  TennesseeApril 21, 2017
I have met and worked with some of the best people you could ask for in this company.
I work in telecom for many years and the benefits from this company are outstanding.
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They pay is great, the turnover is high
Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Irvine, CAApril 20, 2017
Ericsson is a great place to work if you get lucky enough to be either hired on as and FTE (HA!) or converted from Contractor (HA! Again!), neither of which happen very often. My particular office has some really great people, but there's a lot of office drama. Just depends what team you're working with. Management is decent, but they don't seem to have a lot of control over anything happening with the company structure which causes a lot of them to have very flippant attitudes towards the company. Overall I'd say Ericsson is the kind of place that pays so well that things have to get pretty dang bad before anyone quits. But don't worry, hardly anyone quits, the turnover is so high because they let people go about every 6 months. Fun, eh? Luckily in Telecom it's easy to find a new gig so no one is ever unemployed for too long.
Pros
Great Benefits for FTE's.
Cons
Contractors don't get vacation and rarely are converted to FTE.
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well run international company. Inclusive Planning, long term focus
Controller of the Americas (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXApril 20, 2017
I genuinely liked working at Ericsson from the first day to my last day 17 years later.

The Telecom industry is always reinventing itself as the Technical innovation keeps on evolving and as such I was always impressed by the long and short term focus on leadership at Ericsson. They had a realistic view of customers, competitors, technology and how all were changing and how Ericsson could provide good value to the Carriers and remain relevant to their offering.

Ericsson truly lived up to their motto Perseverance, Professionalism and Respect.
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Most enjoyable
Project Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXApril 20, 2017
Teamwork is a must and rewarding.

Trust in Management seems to vary from department to department.

Great Benefits

Workplace culture is mixed, again varies from each department.
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Contracts Manager (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXApril 19, 2017
Ericsson was a good company to work for. The workforce was filled with qualified and dedicated people. The company valued its employees but due to economic conditions started off-shoring which was very impactful to US employees
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About the bottom dollar
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSApril 19, 2017
Company provides excellent health benefits (100% paid medical and dental). The company is only concerned about the bottom dollar. Many times projects were already in the red before you started because of underbidding to get work. Upper Management was either disconnected or did not want to acknowledge issues that were critical to future business.
Pros
Excellent health benefits
Cons
Poor Upper Management, no career growth
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Very Flexible schedule, great health benefits
Material Planner II (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXApril 18, 2017
A typical day at work would be working the 8 hours, with a 30 minutes break. There is no pressure to work overtime. Very flexible schedule, with possibility to work from home a couple of days per week. Highly technological ways of communicating with other divisions (no phones or PC's, only notebooks and communications are via Skype, emails). The company is suffering with competition and has been changing its structure very often.
Pros
The best health care benefits I have ever had.
Cons
no grow opportunites
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diverse and fair--great place to work.
Project/Program Manager III (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KS and remote Raleigh, NCApril 15, 2017
a typical day at work was meetings, conference calls, and reports.

I learned people and processes every day.

Immediate management was top down so ideas/suggestions did not always make it the ladder, however this was not the way of the organization.

As a remote employee, the hardest part of the job was staying in touch with the team, staying included, feeling valued and providing value.

The most enjoyable part of the job was learning, helping others, organizing, analyzing, representing a company with pride and integrity, calming escalated issues; my job was most enjoyable.
Pros
Organizational culture
Cons
Local management culture
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A lot of opportunities to learn
Intern (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSApril 15, 2017
There are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as a professional at Ericsson. The environment is fast paced and you are in charge of your career development. The work is fulfilling and challenging.
Pros
The opportunity to learn different things
Cons
The uncertainty of the telecommunications industry
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Non-productive start-up, quickly moving to their demise
Engineer (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 13, 2017
Compensation is great and opportunities are abundant but you will have no time to take advantage of them.Poor management choices create serious disadvantages in learning how to manage and work productively, lost many jobs due this issue.
Pros
compensation, benefits, discounts, travel
Cons
job security, communication, financial management, business management
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great pay, excellent benefits
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Lynchburg, VAApril 12, 2017
Ericsson maintained a high standard of quality and excellence for all its employees. The job was a fun, fast paced environment. I enjoyed working with the staff and keeping all machinery well maintained.
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