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Director

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

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

Pros

Great place to work. Good benefits

Cons

Can't find any cons so far

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard and don't be smart!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Athlone (Ireland)

    I have been working at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    + nice office
    + brilliant HR
    + flexible hours
    + great life/work balance (since there's almost nothing to do)

    Cons

    - they stuck in time when their major project began (about 15 years ago): old tools, old techniques, old mindset, etc.
    - enormous amount of monkey job with extensive way of solving problems (more people, more work hours), despite huge number of projects and millions lines of code automation is in its infancy
    - management is in horror of any sort of change
    - very contrast environment: either you see someone who's been working here for 10+ years or someone who graduated yesterday. Former will teach the latter how to think inside the box
    - it looks like the last brick in the architecture of the system was laid about 5-7 years ago and most clever people left the company. Since then it's only support, bugfixing, meetings and bureaucracy
    - very strange idea of efficiency: to hire a Senior Engineer to do full-time testing job
    - if you like to code - forget about it (I wrote around 100 lines of code this year, none of them went to production anyway)
    - mostly very unskilled and short-sighted engineers (sad but true)
    - for instance it's ok for Senior Engineer not to know Java exceptions hierarchy or have absolutely no clue how to make code threadsafe (I'm not even talking about effectively concurrent code)
    - as for performance improvements they still guess, not benchmark; very few senior people know how to use profiling tools
    - ... yeah, I'd better stop here :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all it's people, their skills and their competence. Then it's a process.
    And not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ericsson

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at Ericsson-Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary
    Focused on the bottom line

    Cons

    Felt like they were always looking for a reason to shut down offices
    Rampant politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about "the Ericsson Way" (got about 20 different definitions for this) and figure out how to make your employees successful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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