Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
1,507 Reviews
3.4
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 125 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 94 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very open environment, as long as you are self-motivated, and what to learn new technologies and skills, the company won't block u from learning it.

    Cons

    A lot of snacks, water and soda. Lunch is not provided, you are on your own. It would be great if there is a gym inside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering and technology driven company. Product Management drives strategy not Product Marketing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great incubator for technologists and engineering talent. Good people who are smart and hardworking.

    Cons

    Hyper competitive mobile category requires one clear focused strategy. Lack of business planning. Too many products chasing too few opportunities to breakthrough the clutter. Lack of focus on delivering products that meet unmet or unarticulated consumer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place fewer bets on bigger opportunities to deliver huge leap in utility and value for consumers.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Place for Start up ,there is a wealth of knowledge and you can Learn a lot, Co workers and managers are easy. Good Salary hikes and promotions

    Cons

    New Technology , Late working hours. Work life balance is ok, Less Products in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start make new design phone with good battery life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great benefits but lots of layoffs

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering  in  Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    Compensation, bonuses and stock options/RSUs were great.

    Cons

    When I worked for them there were several rounds of layoffs with the run up to the Google Acquisition, then the spinoff of Home to ARRIS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing good benefits and financial incentives to the staff to keep everyone focused and motivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Too much uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great, smart people who want to get Motorola back to a leader in the market. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much change and uncertainty with the acquisition by Google then by Lenovo to get long-term strategic work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your talented people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic!..Until things started going bad

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven co-workers, fast paced and always changing.

    Cons

    Lay-offs are common since technology and competition has passed Motorola by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box. Advertise Motorola's products.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, but morale had been decreasing

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot as a new hire from college
    Culture and morale was at the highest when I first started in 2006
    Opportunity to travel to many countries to support product launch
    Co-workers were cool and fun

    Cons

    2008 company started to have multiple rounds of lay-offs and morale decreased
    Multiple reorganizations within the company every 2 months or so

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good experience and good people

    Cons

    long commute, not enough compensation

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excilent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good work environment. No hard work at all

    Cons

    Over time every week but less paying job

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great American company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Used to have great training programs

    Cons

    After a few wrong choices for top-managements, lost all initiatives and Google doesn't care about the company itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manufacturing business is different from Software business...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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