Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Treated like slaves

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cash. Medical benefits. Dental coverage.

    Cons

    No respect
    No communication
    All bureaucracy
    No team spirit
    Complete incompetence
    Complete failure of management to assign people with the skills to the jobs.
    Complete failure of management to support, train, and motivate personnel

    Advice to Management

    You fail. Get out.


  2. Helpful (1)

    revolving door

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Administrative in Holtsville, NY
    Former Employee - Support Administrative in Holtsville, NY

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, some departments are nice to work for, benefits are average, has amenities at facility.

    Cons

    your just a number. constant lay offs, you are never safe, no communication, no personal life what so ever, you are expected to live and breath for work only. Moto does not care about any of their employees. Favoritism is enormous, constant back stabbing goes on daily.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the lousy managers in several departments and there are just too many managers for an area.


  3. Helpful (1)

    After 12 years, the company lost the engineer spirit and share a horrible managment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - the laptops provided to work are ok
    - free coffe
    - beautiful place to walk after the lunch

    Cons

    - the products and how they are planned to real market really sucks
    - horrible management ... several teams trying to push bugs to other teams like each team is a different company.. the manager really sucks, do not understand nothing technically, the ego is very high..
    - if you are going to working in a integration team forget you have a life... I worked more than 5 month without weekends and 14 to 16 hours in average per day.
    - managers do not have ANY skill as managers.
    - technical leader acts as project manager and do not understand nothing about the code and product.

    Advice to Management

    - try to find a job in a regular restaurant like burger king or mac donald's... you are not managers...


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  5. Bad

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good techincal group, good learning environment.

    Cons

    Disorganized company. Treat employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Abysmal

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Only take it if you have nothing better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Great company to work for, many talented people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great people.

    Cons

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


  10. Good platform for learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great learners place , nice working environment

    Cons

    low pay , bad management , exhausting work

    Advice to Management

    identify talent and keep them


  11. Helpful (1)

    Stay away if you value your time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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