Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
1,529 Reviews
3.5
1,529 Reviews
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    blooming up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    I can always learn new stuff during work.

    Cons

    Have to learn latest knowledge

  2.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Technology
    - Cool People
    -Awesome work environment

    Cons

    Need to hire more female engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more female engineers and promote.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging opportunities, exciting technology and business and lots of work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Very talented people and many opportunities to keep learning in an ever changing highly technical environment. Offers good salaries and good benefits.

    Cons

    Highly demanding workload with little focus on work/life balance. Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More efficiencies to allow employees to focus on the important aspects of their jobs. Adding a few resources or reducing complexities can go a long way to a happy workforce.

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  5.  

    Poor Direction, Great People

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were top of the heap. Good employees, hard workers, fun to hang around with.

    Cons

    Senior management was living in the past - they had prior success and it got to their head. They felt they didn't need to listen to customers and didn't need to take risks. Series of layoffs resulted in best employees leaving on their own.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A former great company that lost its way - very good technology but horrible in marketing!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented People, Technology innovation, Dedication to quality were some of the key characteristics to success

    Cons

    Confused and inconsistent management planning focus. Team building and org development suffered as a consequence..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the customer and your people. Devise a disruptive growth strategy and stick with it! Then develop a real marketing team to connect this once great global brand to a clear definition higlighting the capabilities of your products that represent a distinctive tangible experience people can recognize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, but can be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on some cool projects

    Cons

    Constant short sight of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the act together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good over a short period of time

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good management, focus on main customers,

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking and challenging work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in future products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No clear direction

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people dedicated to doing the right thing and willing to make personal sacrifices based on making that happen.

    Cons

    The is a severe lack of direction, decisions change without obvious thought. Direction seems dependent on what other think rather than what we think is right. There are too many people looking to fight a political game and grow power for themselves rather that figuring out what is required to be successful. Instead they build strategy based on what the analysts say and then spend their time infighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have as much faith in what your employees say as what the analysts say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like big companies on the fast track to become a small company... this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive here.

    Cons

    The old guard are really the only ones growing in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Toxic Environment

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent work/flexibility arrangements (come in later/earlier; work from home when needed)
    Great opportunities to build skills up until the last 2-3 years.

    Cons

    Too much sexual conversations out loud in work areas
    The more layoffs occurred, the the more toxic the environment (back-stabbing)
    Flirting and sexual harassment accepted (if you don't participate you are an outsider)
    No work-life balance; you must be available over lunch, after hours and on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breathe, relax, then bring back camaraderie
    Need a 360 feedback loop to get feedback on middle management & project leaders the same way you get feedback on working level
    Don't always trust the words of the person closest to you (or always smiling in your face), they may have a motive for what they say
    What promotion?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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