Motorola Mobility
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www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

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Extremely dissatisfied, please look elsewhere!

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

ProsThey will provide reimbursement for Masters degree, however you would need to stay with the company around 2-3 years from the date of complertion to waive any fee. best thing is to work their for 2-3 years and then move on.

ConsExtremely poor management, treat junior engineers with disrespect and no recognition for hard work. No raises or promotions for number of years

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide recognition to your employees, give them basic respect, provide raises and promotions according to their hard work and dedication.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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WOW what a place

Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

ProsThe cafeteria has good food

ConsIf you're a good old boy you'll do ok..
Role and responsibilities not clear.
Company always seems confused, they change constantly. Change for change sake!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Contractor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

Prosmoney is good, but redundancy

Consjob statbility is less, dude to buyout.contractors dont get opportunity

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be in right team

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Mary, FL

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

ProsNot much positive side. Just it is better than having no job. good vacation time is nice.

Florida weather is good too

ConsNo growth, no opportunities. Very less salary in comparison to competitors. if possible work in some other companies.

Best to avoid motorola.

Advice to Senior ManagementSave the talent which is leaving Motorola.

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A Once Great Company

Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

ProsWork / life balance is good
Medical insurance is still reasonably good

ConsLack of vision at all levels, Fear of taking risks, CYA is rampant
Politics is rewarded over doing a good job and impacting the bottom line
Most of the good people have already left
Little respect for loyal employees

Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking about what is best for Motorola and stop putting your own selfish needs first

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Waste of time

Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Arlington Heights, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

ProsSalary reasonable
Plenty of space to spread out as everyone has been laid off
Good engineers trying to do their best for the company

ConsTerrible management philosophy.
Promotions near zero
no matching 401K
no pay increases
no innovations for network solutions, all third party hardware solutions

Advice to Senior Managementstop cutting off products without the right amount of R&D. You cannot develop good products if you don't put the work in up front.
Get right of the ridiculous amount of middle management dross.
Understand engineering is cheaper outsourced, but don't completely rip US talent apart

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

Prosfamous big company and good to shown in the resume

Consmanagers don't respect employees
overall company working culture is terrible
too much process and a lot of engineers survive by making more complicated process

Advice to Senior Managementshould treat employees fairly

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Motorola - feast or famine

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

ProsMot has good benefits and provides a great salary! The company makes every attempt to be ahead of the curve and is forward thinking.

ConsManagement is reactive versus proactive.
Management is a good-ole-boy club especially with India managers.
Wants to be first no matter the cost to employee.
Does a poor job during a layoff process and tends to cut to far leaving to few personnel to do an adequate job.
Does a poor job of mentoring!
Information is not shared.
Training is poor to non-existent. Use to provide a 40hr/ year now ...only on per job need.
Has tended to use freeware on released products - buyer beware -- you get what you pay for!
Management tends to be sneaky during a review process - employee beware there will be surprises at the year end summary.
Spends way to much time and effort on employee reviews. At one time there was 4 check points now they have gone to 3...still way to much time spent for reviews. They need to keep it simple, if the employee wants to advance then let them do the work to advance with the aid of management. If an employee is happy doing what he/she is happy with why make them change? So what I'm saying here is Mot likes to "force" change... they see change as growth. However, at times change can be a determent to a happy employee and cause a determent to a company as well.
Tends to out-source jobs to others that do not know the product, how to program, how to test, and how to support.
Famous for creating time wasters (postmortems) and not learning or improving from them.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust an opinion, but I know of several people there both at the mother ship/IL office and other locations that are fed up with management and that it needs to look back and see how they got into the position they are now... take a lesson from history and revisit do an postmortem on how the Galvin's created an ran a great company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Reactive Management, Poor Organization

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

I worked at Motorola Mobility

ProsGood people. Good benefits. Good product. Engineering staff is competent, hardworking, and plays like a team.

ConsManagement is chaotic. They don't manage schedules and resources effectively. There is little communication about the overall big picture of projects. They try to cover too many products and skus rather than working strategically.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor people who spend all days in meetings you seem to actually communicate very little.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't waste your time

Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Libertyville, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

ProsAt one time Motorola was a good company to work:
Good health care plan and the food in the caf is acceptable.

ConsSince the down turn in the mobile device market this company is in a tail spin. Management is clueless about what to do. The company has responded by turning on the employees, management operates just inside of a law suit when it comes to employee relations. The continual cycles of layoffs have demoralized the staff and turned the working environment into a back stabbing who's next atmosphere.

Advice to Senior ManagementOut sourcing and off shoring are not innovation strategies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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