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Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (lit. L.M. Ericsson Telephone Corporation), commonly known as Ericsson, is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation.

A former employee shares his disappointing experience on indeed.com, "Overworked, Underpaid, Management is non-existent, No support, No training, No path for advancement, Frequent Lay-offs at Ericsson. Managers constantly worry about themselves instead of supporting the employees in the field. The worse company I have worked for in my 30-year career."

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager says

"No support from management, constant layoffs"

Current Employee - Tower Technician says

"If your in the North Region tower field, I cannot stress the BS. Unfair treatment, racist management, lack of communication is very high. Since March I have been using my personal vehicle to get to sites. The sites a 3 hrs out of market. I have climbed 2 towers a day and still made a 3 hr trip to return home. NO HOTEL was offered!! Down in TX they scream SAFETY but in reality, the management just wants faster completions. I have been hit with 2 “reasonable suspicion” drug tests, in which I passed both. Honestly Ericsson is good for the money."

Former Employee - Director of Operations says

"Lots of politics. If you thrive in political environment, this is the right place for you. If your worth is your skillset and good work ethics, apply elsewhere."

Former Employee - Field Engineer says

"Overworked, underpaid, diminishing benefits, no advancement, zero work-life balance, 70-80 hour work week not uncommon."

Current Employee - Connectivity Engineer says

"Pure evil people, specially the swedish management. They lay off all the time and bring replacement from Sweden."

Current Employee - Solutions Architect says

"Ericsson USA has lost its shine since mid 2011. They were under pressure to cut costs through offshoring. Engineers and solution architects were hired from India for fraction of the cost. As a result layoffs took place in the US especially when Ericsson’s profitability was questioned in 2017-2018. The Indian employees transferred to the US. Therefore, the company is now another Indian company with little to no Swedish influence. If you decide to join, do your homework of understanding what it is like to work in an Indian culture."

Current Employee - Engineer V - Svcs Software says

"This company have a lot of papers wit HR campaigns, description of career growing, culture values, but is just paper, when you come inside, see is just misleading advertising."

Former Employee - Learning and Development Consultant says

"Always felt the overwhelming sense of doom. When I started my team was 20+ people. There were cuts after the first few months, and they kept coming regularly again and again. After a while, our learning clients gave up caring about learning because they were so worried for their job. The former CEO ran things into the ground by dreaming but never bringing it to realization. Thousands of people get laid off and he still gets a cushy top level job and doesn't suffer."

Former Employee - Senior Network Architect says

"No clue where are they heading to"

Former Employee - Project Coordinator says

"Management is very poor with little structure. Oh and they dont pay you your last check which I'm still waiting for."

Network Engineer (Former Employee) says

"I don’t want to talk about it, I believe I already told you enough. When a company doesn’t have any culture and professionalism what else you want me to explain"

Senior Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Very, very weak management. Great engineers but terrible managers. Completely different skill set, and most managers there are out of their depth. Badly in need of management training. Not all lower management fault though, as the regional strategy and directives coming from up on high were a joke. Completely disconnected from reality. Dangerous place to work in too, as I saw a lot of highly "questionable" attitudes taken towards certain employees. On paper they profess themselves to be impeccable. Culture is one of intimidation. Saw many colleagues "heavily encouraged" to travel to dangerous locations to keep utilisation high. Very much "the boy's club" mentality. Was always amused at the exact same dress sense all the managers had. Unclear deliverables, poor pay and very high workload. Highly competitive environment with little or no collaboration. Not personally recommended as life is too short. Some people may like that environment though. Each to his/her own.Travel to atypical locations. Get free immunization jabs and malaria pills.No direction, training, clear deliverables. Management structure is non existent."

RF Field Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Overworked, Underpaid, Management is non-existent, No support, No training, No path for advancement, Frequent Lay-offs. Managers constantly worry about themselves instead of supporting the employees in the field. Worse company I have worked for in my 30 year career.Plenty of overtime, Annual bonus if you can last until the end of the year.Overworked, Underpaid, Management is non-existent, No support, No training, No path for advancement, Frequent Lay-offs."

Systems Administration & Technical Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) says

"Interned for a summer, did not work long enough to review. Diverse teams and large environments that facilitated multiple projects with major telecom clients."

Principal Solutions Architect (Former Employee) says

"Worse company I ever worked at. I was raised if you cannot say anything nice you should say anything at all. So this is all I can say without breaking the guide lines I was raised by.NoneEverything"

Multiskill Subtitler (Current Employee) says

"Since being taken over by Ericsson morale has plummeted. We work long, anti-social hours and are consistently expected to work faster and faster without compromising accuracy. No pay rise in over three years, and salaries not competitive with industry standards. Constant 'improvements' made to processes that are clunky and actually slow production down. Constant call ins on so-called O-Days, which are actually better described as 'you ARE working we just won't tell you what shift days.' We're just numbers on a payroll and senior management appear to have forgotten that we are people not robots. Work life balance is seriously out of whack. I don't know anyone who wouldn't leave tomorrow if they had any option. Terrible company to work for. The epitome of profit before people.The job itself is fascinatingRubbish pay, horrible shift, O-Day call ins, bad management....the list goes on."

Radio Frequency Technician (Former Employee) says

"Poor management, communication, poor training, company only treats you as a number. No room for career advancement. Toxic work environment. Co-workers were unprofessional, selfish, unhelpful."

Services Engineer (Former Employee) says

"I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years) Pros Above average benefits, fast changing environment, cutting edge technology, very human-centric ethical corporation. Swedish norms are more employee friendly and value the individual. Mostly a very nurturing, supportive, and collaborative workplace. Cons Like most large corporations, Ericsson was usually slow to make needed changes and usually 'over-reacted' because of their own delays. In many cases, the reorgs left many employees with managers that did not understand how the business was run."

Senior Associate Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Well, generally i wont complaint about my workplace, But trust me this company gave me nightmare. 2 yrs no hike no bonus, and if you think what my contribution to the company or to the project? then let me tell you i was the one who never got any escalation from anyone when my teammate were struggled to pass one single day without an escalation. Make hundred of changes to streamline the project. But at the end ericsson was so busy with the changes, 2 years 3 managers 2 competency head and 2 general managers. Now whom to ask for the hike or bonus because everytime there was a new face who said "Let me settle in first mate then i will see who is doing what! " Nothing to learn new stuffs, no improvement, no appreciation! And trust me ....lots of Politics! That too regional.Cab FacilityEverything you can think of except Transport/Cab facility"

Incident Management/Recovery Team (Former Employee) says

"Stressful the people who managed accounts for Ericsson were very rude never explaining things in great detail. I learned a lot at this company,but it was very stressful for the time I worked for the company. Service delivery Managers were always complaining about our team, blamed people on situations and outages that took place before my shift. Very political place to work for, Not goodnonenone"

Ericsson Global as Assistant engineer (Current Employee) says

"Very bad work culture and worst management level people at noida location. too much work load and 1-2% hike at the end. Only buttering works here to get promoted.nonetoo much work load, mental pressure, minor hike"

Senior Implementation Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very Stressful work environment, constant restructuring & layoffs. Poor management style, with constant churn & attrition, No set goals & unachievable targets.Provides employmentWork under stress & under threat of loss of employment."

Supervisión, operación y mantenimiento (Former Employee) says

"En esta empresa no se valora el esfuerzo del empleado en campo, es una pena que una empresa tan grande sea tan pequeña en calidez humana.regalos varios/ cumple años / días festivos/no hay descanso/poco sueldo"

Network Operations Manager (Former Employee) says

"They are losing all business in the US and everyone is being required to move or lose their job. The company itself cut all employee stock options because it was losing money."

Contract Administrator (Former Employee) says

"This company came into the US market with very little knowledge of all pertinent US regulations and standard practices, from the core business (telecom network management) to tax law (some employees paid taxes in states where they had never lived) to benefits management. The work environment was highly toxic, particularly in my team where two terribly qualified managers strived to divide rather than unite the team. They lied about my salary at hiring, and then offered me a "raise" a year later that finally matched the figure I was hired under.None"

CPE Contractor Technician (Former Employee) says

"Micromanaged by management, or dealing with management who didnt understand, and didnt want to understand aspects of a direct report that was moved under them, & had a role they were unfamiliar with. Veiled threats, management listening in on conference calls or training, so that they could follow up with direct reports later, in order to let them know their place, Company hired people off the street to replace high skilled, higher payed employees.Company vehicleMicromanagement, low pay, not payed for skill levell"

Software Developer (Former Employee) says

"As a software developer its not a good environment to work there, since you would find most of the culture is management oriented and the only tech is for system engineer guys. Its not even advance."

Project Coordinator/ Project Manager (Former Employee) says

"If you want to be overworked, talked down too, be minimized, mistreated, disrespected by management and discriminated due to your managers insecurities while all the while your work is above par and highly recommended by all the people you work with (PMs CPM and RPM, etc) then you would love this place. But watch your back"

eLearning and Multimedia Designer (Former Employee) says

"Consistent layoffs every year, low pay, awful managers who have no idea what they are doing. All employees are ruled by fear and intimidation. Those who visibly suck up are given special privileges no others are granted. All but management are held to a higher standard and expected to deliver quality and quantity.noneeverything"

Analista Funzionale (Former Employee) says

"Pessima gestione del personale fatto dai vari Line Manager che andrebbero controllati sull' operato che spesso non e' in linea con il comportamento e ruolo ricoperto. In alcuni line manager le preferenze sugli amici sono palesi. Inoltre non ci sono commerciali e gente che non ha mai fatto commerciale che si vendono per tali e poi ovviamente perdono tutti i contratti e mandano alla deriva la societa. Una societa in Italia, senza futuro.NessunoPessima gestione del personale e delle commesse acquisite"

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