Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.1 1,475 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(19 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California(in 122 reviews)

  • Very flexible work hours as long as things get done(in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions(in 95 reviews)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

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    Great Company

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsGreat people and terrific support groups.

    ConsDifficult tasks without state of the art equipment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThin out management layers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Ride While It Lasted...

    Director (Current Employee) Libertyville, IL

    ProsGreat co-workers who became friends; ample opportunity to move to new positions internally (in the past); culture driven by desire to design and deliver great products; better than average pay; Google's new influence.

    ConsBad moral from constant waves of downsizing; very low market share (perhaps beyond the point of recovery);

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money on marketing...great products won't sell themselves anymore without a push

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall condition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey invest heavily in engineering so you will be at the forefront of technical level

    ConsMarketing-wise the products are not appealing to the consumer.

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    Very nice experience good company to work for.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Plainfield, NJ

    ProsNice work culture.I was able to learn many new technologies.Provides good benefits. Flexible work hours.

    ConsNot that many cons.Sometimes need to work extra hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Had A Good Run Until the Big G Took Over

    Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee) Libertyville, IL

    ProsExciting to develop leading edge Android smartphones. Intelligent, hard working coworkers. Good benefits.

    ConsThe cellular industry as a while is a roller coaster ride. Good years were like winning the lottery in terms of bonuses and morale. Bad years were times of big layoffs and working lots of overtime to survive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Motorola Mobility was still independent, there would be something to say. But all the senior leadership was let go by Google, so who knows what's next?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thanks for the layoff package

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsSet for life! Can't wait for the next gig where you get a fat pay check for doing nothing.

    ConsWhats there to say? Set for life baby!

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    Exceptional Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTop rated employer - year after year.

    Great benefits: Salary, vacation, health care, long / short term disability, education, you name it. Offers all the perks and industry standard or better. Seriously. None better.

    Promotability: You can WORK your way up the ladder.

    Color blind: Minorities, women, etc are all n LEADERSHIP roles, not just not free from discrimination. Also, as important, minority status will not put you in a LEADERSHIP role. You earn it like everyone else does.

    Owned by Google: You'll be working with THE 800# gorilla in the room. Ability to partner with another highly rated company on cutting edge technology is at your fingertips.

    ConsThis is NOT your (great) (grand) father's Motorola. The days where an employee was GALVANIZED (not able to be fired except with CEO review) are long part of our past. Performance is the name of the game today. Be at work, be ready to work, and be able to work on the next generation stuff. If you're not into the latest software, hardware, technology, etc - you'll not be working here long. You're here to work and work hard.

    Company is in flux. Mass layoffs are commonplace. That said, the company continues to do the "right" thing by the employees even during unfortunate times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoogle is the new young dog on the field. They're successful. They're smart. They're agile. They've got energy. They've got some very deep pockets. That said, they've never (really) made a physical device and put it to market. The old dog (Motorola) can be taught new tricks, but don't discount the experience of those who may be a bit long in the tooth. No one knows it all.

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    One of the best place to work

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Libertyville, IL

    ProsFlexibility, Reliability, Culture, recognition and benefits.

    ConsLocated little far from the major city may take few hours for commuting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell, will be fine once move to city.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company.

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Libertyville, IL

    ProsMotorola Mobility is in a very interesting consumer space. Fast moving technology. With the Google Acquisition there is a new focus on software and experiences. Look for Motorola to start leading in the Smart phone race.

    ConsHyper-competitive industry. Inflexible dates due to the need to make key holiday advertising deadlines. Google has decided to move Motorola Mobility from Libertyville to downtown Chicago. The primary reason is to make it easier to attract top software talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus. Pick a strategy and execute.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsTeam driver environment, excellent values, educational oppertunities, work/life balance.

    ConsSenior managemnt failed to communicate with staff in a timley manor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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