Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 1,472 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(17 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 121 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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    Toxic Environment

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Libertyville, IL

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementBreathe, 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?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My team at MMI was great, but the company as a whole lost its way years ago.

    Performance Optimization Engineer (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsI worked with great people and had a great manager who set goals but left you alone to achieve them. As an electrical engineer, I worked with very competent, dedicated colleagues. MMI has come up with technically excellent handsets like the X and Droid MAXX, but Apple and Samsung have vastly greater marketing budgets.

    ConsThe once- or twice-yearly layoffs since 2007 got to me after a while - they're energy- and morale-sapping. So did the lack of a successful winning strategy on the part of the senior leadership team. I hope that Lenovo can end the endless downsizing, but I doubt that it can and suspect Lenovo will end up just slapping the Motorola brand on made-in-china products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm afraid it's probably too late to turn the company around, at least in its current form.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard to predict the future, but has potential to be an extremely great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDepending upon the group and job function, there can be a decent work-life balance. Some are allowed to work remotely, despite the directive from upper management to be in the office all the time, but the rule being bent is highly manager and job function dependent. A lot of good people to work with. Potential to learn a lot if you meet the right people. Downtown office is beautiful. Snack rooms have been stocked regularly and there's a nice game room. Many believe these smaller perks will change after Lenovo comes in.

    ConsCompany isn't making money, so there's a lot of uncertainty.
    You have to be your own champion if you want to get promoted.
    Training is group dependent, but you'll also need to be your own champion if you want professional growth. Can be hard work and long hours if the weight of the organization is thrown at you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees below the glass ceiling (below Director level) rarely ever see upper management mingle with other staff. Spending an hour in an unrecorded session to get in touch would be nicer than in a townhall setting. Many are apprehensive to speak freely when it's viewable to everyone in the org and in front of so many people.

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    A company losing money does not present the best opportunities for advancement

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsTradition of company, culture and values are worth trying to restore

    ConsRevolving door. Thousands of layoffs over and over again. New people were put in positions without any training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a disconnect between the employees and the management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to get your foot in the door

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany has many resources to utilize

    ConsContinues to be bought out by competitors

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    The company keeps getting smaller.

    Product Test (Former Employee)

    ProsMy Coworkers were really nice to work with. Working on Prototype phones and tablets before it comes out in market. Access to free snacks.

    Constoo many different types of phones which means overloaded with work. Sometimes I have to work nights and weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse your employees to full potential.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot if you're resourceful

    ConsMore politically driven then most other firms

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    Instability!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent Pay, Great Benefits, Very exciting business to be in.

    ConsCareer growth is directly tied to relationships, not performance or contributions. Senior Leadership is very disconnected from the day to day operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFar too many managers/directors are decent individual contributors, but terrible managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    low pace work, slow progress on the schedule

    Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) Libertyville, IL

    Proslife and work balance is good, very few over time

    Conslimited career growth, too much office politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Uncertain times but great place to learn.

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsMotorola Mobility is a great to place to learn for any engineer.

    ConsRecent years have been filled with lots of uncertainties of laying off.

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