Ericsson BNet R&D is a nice place to work and I don't think I saw any bias till the time I was there.
I joined as a Communications Specialist in 2013, I personally had trouble working there as I felt I wasn't learning enough and was fearful of stagnating early in my career. On the R&D front, the managers are usually nice and there's enough opportunity to grow.
After I joined Ericsson I was pregnant and was expecting my first baby. So I delivered my baby and my maternity medical expenses was covered by Ericsson, which any company would have covered, as I paid for this medical premium every month. But as a pregnant woman I really did not see any concern or care on they eyes of any of the higher management.
After my baby was born and was 5 months I joined back Ericsson. Meanwhile my husband had to fly to Netherlands from CTS. I just asked for a leave without pay for 3 months so that the baby could be with father. Ericsson rejected that saying, that its better I resign now. When i put down my resignation, as forced to me by my Manager, they asked me to serve 3 months notice period. I was astonished as I did not involved in any projects then after re-joining from my maternity leave and asked if I could get a release early as my husband was flying to Holland and he wanted us to accompany him, as we had a 6 months old baby with us.
To this Ericsson made me pay my 3 months salary almost 1.5 lakhs to get an early release. The logic showed by them was that they already paid my Medical Expenses for my maternity leave and they cannot excuse this money for my early release.
I had followed up for months with Ericsson HR for a refund of this money. But after playing a game with me for 6 months, showing me lots of hopes that the money will be refunded, he just came with a blatant reply that he could not help and I cannot get back my money.
I was not paid my expenses of the Child care etc in the 3-4 months I was with Ericsson , after I joined back from maternity leave.
EGIL is not the place for mothers and expecting women.
Ericsson is good company for women but at a same time is work centric too.There is no gender biasing here.
Moreover it depends on your manager too how they treat you towards work.
If you work well and show your commitment , no one can challenge you ( which happens in all organisations)
There is policy of zero tolerance in favour of women in our company as well.
Based on my experience ,i have enjoyed so far tenure of 10 years in this organisation.
My manager was kind enough to provide me work from home during my pregnancy time.I have faced good mangers so far.
They were understanding and never objected for work for home(even its not a policy in our company) whenever i wanted to look after my kid.
Flexibilities etc are all dependent on managers.
Your work should speak voulme ,you will good impression.
Flexibility in time ( depends on mangers)
Work for home(depends on manger)
Hr to support on genuine concerns
If you work well ,you will have a say
there are many strong women personalities in our firm
Cons: if mangers are not good ,all above points become negative to survive.
Though it differs from project to project. Some of my female friends are very happy with their managers, some are not.
Pros - It is reputed company.
-The company has women policies in place.
-The environment is good.
-One of the best in telecom.
Cons - Telecom is a male dominated domain.
Females have to prove themselves everyday.
Being asked to work on weekends. ( Again it depends on the project.)