Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,526 Reviews
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1,526 Reviews
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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 125 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 104 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good engineering talent, very good work culture with in the teams.

    Cons

    Too many program managers asking for status updates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only Way Is Up!

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People who are focused on the Company being successful...fun products - disruptive in the market-place.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of Lenovo acquisition...fear of dilution of Motorola Mobility Brand....Motorolan's have huge pride in & for their company...to erase / loose the brand would be another US Industry tragedy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember "Made int he USA"? That holds sway in the US marketplace....let's not loose it with by being structured incorrectly in the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

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    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

    Cons

    Staff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cork, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cork, NY

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

    Pros

    1) Interesting work
    2) Excellent training available.
    3) Competitive salaries

    Cons

    None. Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working here is mostly happy experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    people here are friendly, when you meet troubles, you can ask help from others, mostly they would like to help you ASAP.
    Good lead, lead here are very good, they respect everyone, when some tasks need to be assigned to you, they will talk with you gently and will not make you feel they are your boss.
    Good working environment, when working at Libertyvill, the office has very large space, everyone has independent cube.

    Cons

    No specific.
    One thing is some people who worked there don't have too much enthusiasm. Some guys may just walk around and seems they have nothing to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep pros

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.Good compensation and benefits.Good work-life balance.Flexible hours.Opportunity for carrier growth.

    Cons

    High level of uncertainty due to frequent ownership changes and re-organisations.Large company mentality-things move slowly..lots of bureaucracy which stands in the way of efficiency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic, challenging, and full of change

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Ability to work on amazing technology
    * The period of ownership with Google allowed the business time and resources to reinvent itself. Culture began to change to be more data driven, meritocracy, and open.
    * Work results are tangible in the products that are launched
    * Incredible work facility at the Merchandise Mart with lots of amenities

    Cons

    * Uncertainty about the future & strategy with the acquisition by Lenovo
    * Very demanding work; work-life balance very difficult to have as the industry is hyper-competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't unwind the benefits & changes of culture that Google helped foster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good workplace culture, constant learning and good senior management

    Cons

    scope of growth is low, hikes are average

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A fun place to work if you can keep up with the pace/stress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Motorola was a fun place to work with some great people - I was able to form lifelong friendships. Also, with deep pockets and extensive resources, I was able to work on exciting projects of which I was genuinely proud. Also, I flourished in the fast-paced environment that was always looking forward.

    Cons

    The only constant at Motorola was change, so there was no use getting used to anything. And while I liked the pace, I gave up a lot of personal time to work - I used to laugh at the idea of vacation time because I never used it. Also, it was a very competitive environment, so while there were some really nice people, there were also some REALLY nasty people who couldn't wait for me to fail - I just had to remind myself that "haters gonna hate!" and it fueled me to be even better at my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a lot of bureaucracy at Motorola - with many layers of management. A simplified structure that collapsed the multiple layers would have been more productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The market shifts rapidly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Salary was very good at the time.
    There were many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Prior to the purchase by Google, management missed several massive changes hovering just over the horizon. An example was the shift from conventional to smart phones. At the time, we were all in on conventional phones, price warring with Nokia, when Apple introduced the first viable smart phone. In the year prior to Apple's release you could feel something changing in the market. I hope this lack of vision is now resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See what is coming.

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