Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Abysmal

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    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Reasonable benefits, including a credit union, 401k match, company stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision. Decent front line employees.

    Cons

    Poor morale, poor pay and benefits. No training. No support from IT or management. Ruling by fear and innuendo. If you prove yourself as a capable employee, you will be given more work and more responsibility without more pay. Management routinely will make public any kind of perceived shortcomings they see in employees. If any equipment breaks down, good luck getting it repaired or replaced. On separate occasions, a microwave oven and a refrigerator broke down. Management tried collecting money from the employees to replace both the microwave and the refrigerator. There is no consistent time-off policy, even within the workgroup. Some days, you just have to send an email to get the time approved. If you try leaving in the middle of your shift, even if you have an emergency, even if you have time off available, your manager will demand your badge.
    No consistent measurement of employee performance. Most employee performance is based on subjective buzzwords like "flexibility" and "attitude." Translation: do what management wants whenever they want you to. Don't question the status quo, even if the status quo is terrible. Sit down, shut up, and be grateful to even have a job in a terrible economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. There are so many mid-level managers whose most lasting contributions are cleaning out the break room refrigerator or posting signs to clean the break room.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Only take it if you have nothing better

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    -Pay'salright, benefits good, that's where it ends

    Cons

    Loads of incompetent people that get promoted. poor feedback. backstabbers and highly political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the crap people you have and promote the good ones. Stronger emphasis on results. Show appreciation for hard working and talented people. End the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay away if you have a choice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Salary is always paid on time. Some great customers, an excellent brand.
    Solutions is making money in bulk. Great experience for a newly grad.

    Cons

    Arbitrary decision, warring tribes. Paternalism. Excess work for most, paid vacation for others. Pay is lower than competitors. Exporting high salary jobs to lower cost countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is time to start noticing the trickle of people leaving before it becomes a river.
    Wake Up please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for, many talented people

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great people.

    Cons

    Sr. Management shoud be making smarter decisions, when cuttng down budgets not to loose many talented people...

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Good platform for learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    great learners place , nice working environment

    Cons

    low pay , bad management , exhausting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    identify talent and keep them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay away if you value your time

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent benefits compared to the market, Pay is good if you can get in at a high level, just don't expect a raise. Some niche product teams seem to have good managers and collaboration.

    Cons

    One of the worst environments I have ever worked in. There is no collaboration because you have to look better than your peers or be rated as a bad performer. Going to work everyday is like going to war. Lots of back stabbing and e-mail flame wars. If you miss spell a word in an e-mail the guy next to you will point it out to a list of managers. Good luck if you ever make a honest mistake. Half of my day is spent perfecting e-mails so that they don't get used politically. You're afraid to ask questions because that is a sign that you're not as good a performer as your peers.

    Managers have too much power over employees. One bad review and you will never be able to find a new job within the company. My manager criticized me for taking a vacation in my year end review and actually typed it into the report.

    The company is now finding ways lay people off without paying severance. A test engineer in the Astro department was put on a Performance Improvement Plan and let go within a few month. They got no severance and now having trouble getting unemployment benefits. Then a week later you see the same position posted on Career Builder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to change the culture immediately before this company becomes completely irrelevant. You don't go from #1 in the cell phone market to #7 for no reason. You need to hire smart people from the start instead of rank and yanking employees. Don't even get me started on the executive pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. For the last 12 years under the continuous cloud of nonsensical layoffs and offshoring

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Some opportunity to work on up to date technology.

    Cons

    A CEO who has never gone a quarter without a layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create new products and markets rather than always scurrying to get the crumbs left behind by other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Extremely dissatisfied, please look elsewhere!

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. WOW what a place

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    The cafeteria has good food

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get some!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. hi

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    money is good, but redundancy

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be in right team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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