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Productive and innovative workplace...
Solution Architect (Former Employee) –  UK28 September 2019
The Ericsson environment, where I face many different problems, is intense, innovative and adds new values. It's really fun to work in this environment.
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Unstructured
Customer Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Reading, Berkshire27 September 2019
Joined an unstructured graduate scheme, seems no one knew we were joining, took us weeks to get up and running on their systems. Expected to work 55 hour weeks with no overtime pay.
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productive and well planned jobs for everyday
Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London4 September 2019
good telecom company and excellent prospects.well managed company with good history and leader in cutting edge telecommunications technology.Tough field field work in telecoms
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4.0
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Fantastic Team Members
Graduate Data Scientist (Former Employee) –  Warrington, Cheshire2 July 2019
Ericsson seems to have a range of incredible employees who are enthusiastic about what they do.

I never once encountered anyone I didn't get along with.
Pros
Flexible with working hours
Cons
Inadequate Training
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Fun, modern workplace
Graduate (Current Employee) –  Reading1 July 2019
Flexible working, loads of nights out, amazing management team. I absolutely love working here! There is a huge push on employee happiness, and many forums to share ideas on how we can improve.
No micromanagement, lovely office, and great team members.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
Low salary increases
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5.0
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Great Place
Solution Architect Consultant (Current Employee) –  London27 June 2019
Ericsson is a great place to grow your career. They are working on cutting edge technology, have offices all over the world, and employ incredibly talented and passionate people who are great to work with. They move very fast, which can be tough for some, but those who are willing to move quickly can grow and build their skills in an accelerated and meaningful way.
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3.0
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good life balance
Being a Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  Home Based30 May 2019
This was a short time spent at Ericsson only around one year but again this was a job with many projects on the go at the same time from field engineer on fault finding to complete the Temporary Festivals all around the country
Pros
Good holidays
Cons
long days
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5.0
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A good environment to skill up
Market Supply Manager (Former Employee) –  Guildford, Surrey8 May 2019
If you fit in with this company and show ambition, enthusiasm and professionalism then you will be in good hands to consolidate your career.

After 11 years working in Guildford my options started to become limited , but that's a reasonably good length of continuous service
Pros
Look after the work force
Cons
A lot of Corporate show boating is indulbed
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5.0
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Great company to work for
Planning Engineer (Former Employee) –  Coventry2 May 2019
Ericsson is a forward thinking company. the first company to deliver 4g network in the UK. This is an innovative company which encourages it staff to come up with innovative ideas
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4.0
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Educational and forward thinking
Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  Surrey15 April 2019
I offer exceptional attention to detail and work very well in any size team. I enjoy working with people who offer different skills and talents.
Every day is a different and challenges are sometimes hard and often very enjoyable.
Pros
Different customers/Venues
Cons
Too many meetings
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2.0
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High employee turn over, poor management exploiting a revolving door of entry starters.
Multi Skilled Subtitler (Former Employee) –  Glasgow6 April 2019
1.4 out of 5

Random shifts, hot desking, mundane and repetitive, little room for progression, no work to life balance. I only recommend this job to people with a degree who are desperate for money.

Starts from as early as 5.15am and midnight finishes. Better than competitors but leaves little free time.

The initial 6 weeks of training they put you through are both fun and frustrating. There is only one way to do things. You are not encouraged to think outside of the box and you are chastised for asking for help more than once or twice. Seeing as they cut the training down from 3 months to 5/6 weeks and the probation period from 9 months to 5/6 months, there is little time to learn and you are berated quickly. However, it is interesting to learn that live subtitles are 're-spoken' into a microphone and see it being done.

You learn how to subtitle either live TV or non live-TV (File) at first. You stand a better chance if they put you into File training but I've heard they tend to forget about you after a few weeks of training there. You do not get a choice in this matter.

Management are rather cold but they are available and they will tell you what you are doing wrong. Not sure who are breathing down their necks but the pressure to achieve almost 100% accuracy targets is unbelievably high. You will be 'criticised' for not meeting targets as soon as a month after being ejected from training and advice isn't given.

They will look for reasons NOT to keep you on. Small things. Very minute things.

This company has a high employee turn-over.

I heard that
  more... last year (thanks workplace banter), they had a massive clean out and 'asked' a lot of senior/ high paid employees to voluntarily quit. Since then they've been looking for cheap labour, a revolving door of graduates and former office workers to churn out subtitles as quickly as possible. If you fail to meet target then you aren't really given a chance to redeem yourself. Don't ask for help, it's a trap.

The staff sound like they would genuinely rather be ANYWHERE else. It's a job that lulls you into a false sense of security. Most of the staff hate their jobs but they've settled for the increase in pay every year. I couldn't settle for such a mundane and repetitive job. The days were long but the months flew buy. If you'd like to waste away your good years of growth and potential, with something so dull and soul destroying, go right ahead and apply.

The only satisfaction I felt was knowing I had money in my bank account and that the hard of hearing could enjoy watching live news, live sport and most shows across the company's clientele.

Again, I can only recommend this to people who don't wish to get to know their co-workers, who don't wish for advancement or satisfaction in their working life, or wish to do as they're told for the rest of their lives. If you're looking for a quick fix, this is it, but please do quit while you're ahead. Most of the people are lovely, but you can tell their hearts are not in it.

But honestly, this place was just a passing through. Staying with it will likely lead to nowhere if you plan to actually do something with your life.
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Pros
Free coffee when the machine isn't broken.
Cons
Long hours, management, poor-workplace culture, high employee turn over, no life.
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Focused on high technicity and agressively dynamic
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire5 March 2019
This isn't a review of Ericsson, but Indeed has trapped me into pinning this under Ericsson. I was part of the video compression business that Ericsson acquired and later sold. Nothing I saw is relevant to the global Ericsson this name denotes.
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4.0
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Telecoms Industry is extremely fast
Technical Project Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Birchwood, Cheshire11 February 2019
Lots of data to analyse and full focus of Transition Delivery, including ensuring sites off air are fully restored in record time.

Full team effort can be extremely rewarding as the hard work of everyone provided the 1st network to roll-out 4G. It is a great feeling to be part of something which was so iconic.

Lots of different large company cultures had to pull together to ensure a successful result which was commendable to all who were part of this rewarding delivery.

Meeting high level Customer Senior Managers face to face who were really excited at such an achievement of delivery in record time which was due to large companies working together to achieve the same goal.
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4.0
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Good people good company
Operations / Service Order Engineer (Former Employee) –  Reading25 January 2019
A healthy relationship with its staff Ericsson seemed to be keen to foster a good working environment. Enjoyed working for them though the service agreement with Three seemed a bit too harsh from an Ericsson perspective.
Pros
Good management
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Productive
Head chef (Former Employee) –  Guildford, Surrey30 December 2018
Great place to work close to home good work life balance,
Worked within a great little team,early starts but early finishes works well with having children,
Pros
Close to home good work life balance
Cons
Early starts
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5.0
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Good environment
Application Support (Former Employee) –  Guildford, Surrey19 December 2018
It was a very enjoyable working with different companies involved in project.

You are always learning new applications for the citrix servers.

You always in contact with the technical team in offshore.
Pros
Always know what you working on
Cons
You have to aware that those changes are applied.
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1.0
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Money driving, pittance pay, long hours, bad management.
Multiskill Subtitler (Current Employee) –  Ealing, Greater London28 November 2018
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.
Pros
The job itself is fascinating
Cons
Rubbish pay, horrible shift, O-Day call ins, bad management....the list goes on.
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4.0
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great
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  United Kingdom12 November 2018
Great company with good work life balance and good cultural and gender mix . Recommended company for people to make there career and stay there for couple of years.
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Hard Work
Manager (Former Employee) –  UK16 October 2018
Good team environment and a solid company working practice, expected to go above and beyond your normal daily tasks with little to show for it, senior management seems to be uninterested in you
Pros
Big back office and good manager
Cons
internal systems that are not up to the job
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productive and fun workplace
Senior ICT engineer (Former Employee) –  Guildford9 October 2018
Provided Service Delivery Management to a wide variety of customer groups and stakeholders ensuring the highest level of technical expertise. Accountable for technical solutions, implementation and product support across all projects and activities. Coached, trained and developed engineers and encouraged them to identify and introduce improvements to working processes.
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