Motorola Mobility

  www.motorola.com
  www.motorola.com

Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
1,536 Reviews
3.5
1,536 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
Rick Osterloh
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 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)

More Highlights

123 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Overall condition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    They invest heavily in engineering so you will be at the forefront of technical level

    Cons

    Marketing-wise the products are not appealing to the consumer.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Very nice experience good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plainfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice work culture.I was able to learn many new technologies.Provides good benefits. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Not that many cons.Sometimes need to work extra hours.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Had A Good Run Until the Big G Took Over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Exciting to develop leading edge Android smartphones. Intelligent, hard working coworkers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The cellular industry as a while is a roller coaster ride. Good years were like winning the lottery in terms of bonuses and morale. Bad years were times of big layoffs and working lots of overtime to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Motorola Mobility was still independent, there would be something to say. But all the senior leadership was let go by Google, so who knows what's next?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Thanks for the layoff package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Set for life! Can't wait for the next gig where you get a fat pay check for doing nothing.

    Cons

    Whats there to say? Set for life baby!

  6.  

    Exceptional Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top rated employer - year after year.

    Great benefits: Salary, vacation, health care, long / short term disability, education, you name it. Offers all the perks and industry standard or better. Seriously. None better.

    Promotability: You can WORK your way up the ladder.

    Color blind: Minorities, women, etc are all n LEADERSHIP roles, not just not free from discrimination. Also, as important, minority status will not put you in a LEADERSHIP role. You earn it like everyone else does.

    Owned by Google: You'll be working with THE 800# gorilla in the room. Ability to partner with another highly rated company on cutting edge technology is at your fingertips.

    Cons

    This is NOT your (great) (grand) father's Motorola. The days where an employee was GALVANIZED (not able to be fired except with CEO review) are long part of our past. Performance is the name of the game today. Be at work, be ready to work, and be able to work on the next generation stuff. If you're not into the latest software, hardware, technology, etc - you'll not be working here long. You're here to work and work hard.

    Company is in flux. Mass layoffs are commonplace. That said, the company continues to do the "right" thing by the employees even during unfortunate times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Google is the new young dog on the field. They're successful. They're smart. They're agile. They've got energy. They've got some very deep pockets. That said, they've never (really) made a physical device and put it to market. The old dog (Motorola) can be taught new tricks, but don't discount the experience of those who may be a bit long in the tooth. No one knows it all.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Reliability, Culture, recognition and benefits.

    Cons

    Located little far from the major city may take few hours for commuting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, will be fine once move to city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility is in a very interesting consumer space. Fast moving technology. With the Google Acquisition there is a new focus on software and experiences. Look for Motorola to start leading in the Smart phone race.

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive industry. Inflexible dates due to the need to make key holiday advertising deadlines. Google has decided to move Motorola Mobility from Libertyville to downtown Chicago. The primary reason is to make it easier to attract top software talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Pick a strategy and execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Team driver environment, excellent values, educational oppertunities, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior managemnt failed to communicate with staff in a timley manor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company with much clearer direction since Google took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility is known for great phones - as part of the MOT team you will get to work on cool Mobile gadgets with good people. Company has very good benefits

    Cons

    Motorola has been slowed down by siloed hardware teams, too much turnover, and last minute execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cut too much!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Plantation, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked here for a while, I like company

    Cons

    Needto figure out how to compete with Apple

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apple. Apple Apple

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Motorola Mobility? Share Your Experiences

Motorola Mobility

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.