Ericsson for the first 17 years was a great company to work for. Unfortunately to the end of my time at the company the work procedures got in the way of actually doing the job and moral of the staff was negatively affected.
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.
Well organised, committed to their staff. Plenty of opportunities for internal advancement and development. Great offices to work in. On the downside, under strong pressure today from competitors and therefore downsizing.
Ericsson Television are a highly technical business built on the foundation of many businesses which have joined together. They operate at a high technical level in a difficult marketplace across the globe.
Ericsson is a fair and considerate employer. The work is interesting and challenging. The culture is helpful and relaxed when it can be. Their investment in simulation tools provided a good learning environment.
All staff very friendly , reasonably good work atmosphere , building is air conditioned, so nice temperature to work in all year round. Canteen reasonable priced food, but a bit random with food quality
The company is large with a presence in most countries globally and a wide product portfolio. Collaborating with talented colleagues all over the world was a fun aspect of working for Ericsson.
There were a lot of reorganisations while I was at Ericsson - sometimes one would start before the previous one was complete - and this led to a feeling of instability with some staff finding it demotivating.
Another challenge was that centralised control of processes and ways of working via the Swedish head office meant it could be quite difficult to develop ways of working that best fit a specific part of the product portfolio or best utilised local expertise. The most enjoyable part of the job was the sense of achievement when Sweden was bypassed and a lean, agile way of working could be established!