Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
1,537 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Motorola is a company that believes in teaching its employees the value\purpose of their products. LapDock was a hit!

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great, products, services, and thinks ahead.

    Cons

    Need to promote the products, like Apple does to get the message across. Moto has been around for 80 yrs...Show it!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just put the product in the magazines, the consumer needs to know that they are the best! As mentioned the LapDock was a hit. What a way to use your handset, and plug it in to the LapDock and convert it into a Laptop!! No one else has it. It should have been promoted to the masses! What a miss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    multi-cultural environment

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    strong pipelines and echo system

    Cons

    too fatty processes and documentations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lean the processes

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

    I am grateful for the experience.

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Of course getting to use prototype phones before they were available to the rest of the market was a pro. Also being able to telecommute and teleconfrence was a plus since the job location was about an hour away.

    Cons

    The main cons were working with global teams that were in a different time zones and competing for resources. I sometimes had to attend late night meetings due to timezone differences.

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  5.  

    It was a good experience~

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good working environment, good manager in my team, close to my graduate school, a very good mobile company and so on~

    Cons

    I think it Motorola Mobility is located in CA, it should be better for its development. And also good for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you can provide more opportunitues for the new gruduates. Most of the jobs require previous experience, but if we can not go to work, how can we gain experience~

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing for knowledge workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Of all the companies I've worked for, Motorola was far and away the most technically oriented. Advanced engineers, technically oriented managers and was ahead of its time in quality assurance in the development programs. The benefits for pursuing education were also outstanding.

    Cons

    Never really knew what the upper management was thinking. It was hard to understand how your role fit into the longer term picture of our operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The huge emphasis on 6 Sigma and quality control made it difficult to do some relatively simple tasks at time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    enjoyable, but up and down business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    tech firm with a lot of fast pace things changing. Cool to see the new phones before they are released.

    Cons

    management takes forever to make decisions. Seems behind the curve in some of the newer technologies. Maybe the split will help that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring consultants

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A very fast paced and chalenging work evironment with vast areas of oportunites to suceed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    great people/colleagues
    good pay & benifits
    career advancement opportunities

    good hard work pays off and is very respected, especially if you have a knack to think outside-the-box while facing adversity

    Cons

    there can be some long days - a global workforce allows for very effective meetings and conference calls at various times of the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maintain positive outlook

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing if you're in the right place.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    - There are some very technically-oriented and nimble teams.
    - If you do good work you will be generously rewarded.
    - Senior management is getting a much sought after refresh with people with a good vision and execution strategy.

    Cons

    - A lot of old 'Motorola' culture still lingering.
    - Unless you know who to work for, getting into the team that isn't 'old Motorola' may be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue striving being nimble, being the best, making the best products and working with the best people. You're in the right direction.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Motorola Solutions has long and proud history of innovation in the public safety related communications products. The company has a great work culture. People have great respect for each other.

    Cons

    Company needs to accelerate innovation and promote more creativity from within. Complacency among some of its groups will be detrimental for the company. It needs to be much ahead of its competitors to retains its market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to create new programs that encourages and promotes innovation in both business models as well as in grassroots technology.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Motorola

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule increases productivity as you can work from home
    Their are always opportunities to Grow within organization

    Cons

    Down Sizing has impacted employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase R&D Investment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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