Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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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 retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was a good experience~

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    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
  2.  

    Amazing for knowledge workers

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    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
  3.  

    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

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    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    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
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    Amazing if you're in the right place.

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    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
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    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
  8.  

    Motorola

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    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
  9.  

    Love working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    challenging work environment. Quality employees and a lot for opportunities for growth. Would recommend a career in Motorola to friends.

    Cons

    Large Company. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Travel required for the job. Not always to desirable locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the wireless set division. Need other outlets other than the radio side. Also a better selection in the cafeteria would be nice.

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    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Greg Brown seeks to sell Mobile Devices while sticking to a more confident two way game plan.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the industry and make extensive contacts. All future employers will have heard of Motorola. The benefits are fairly competitive when compared to the industry. The products are cool and if you would like to change industries, you can go from set top boxes, to cell phones, to two way radios. The corporate culture is ethical and focuses on proper treatment for everyone. There are many locations to work at and I've worked at four, three in IL and one in Texas. Overall, the company has good leadership and good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Constant worrying about job stability. Many layoffs tend to stifle employee morale and makes people unproductive while they talk around the water cooler. Also, the software for the products seems to be slow and has lots of problems. The products are made well in a hardware sense but not in the software sense. The food cafe is cool but the prices seems to be a little on the high side. I would expect that the company could afford to reduce prices but I guess they hire food works to do it so oh well. I need just three more words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale suffers greatly with so many changes. Find a plan and stick with it. Enough of the 5 "C"s or twelve "M"s or whatever cute acronym is next to describe the semi annual policy change

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Was a leader, has lost its track, has lots of potential, but needs to leverage innovation and vision to move forward.

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Being a big company, there are lots of opportunities. They have an internal career site that you can use to apply to other departments. They also really care about the local and world communities not only by giving lots of donations for disaster relief, but also have a volunteer day once a year.

    Cons

    You have big company bureaucracy and they have been constantly restructuring. They are not really sure where they need to go and they keep changing their strategy. They need a real vision and need to communicate this to investors and their customers. They are trying to spin-off the wireless company but even that is delayed. They don't get innovation and need to find a way to have R&D and have that translate into real products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a strategy after doing proper research, stick to it and execute. Focus on design and innovation apple/google-style. Give people 10-20%/week to work on their own projects albeit with a Motorola-focus.

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