Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews in Schaumburg, IL

Updated Mar 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 130 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(18 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California(in 121 reviews)

  • Very flexible work hours as long as things get done(in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions(in 95 reviews)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

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    System Engineer

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGood corporate culture. Decent benefits. Great work/life balance.

    ConsEverything changed when bought by Google.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Engineering company to work for

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGood Engineering company to work for

    ConsNeeds revamping of the staff. A lot of old school employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the salary structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people at Motorola made my job enjoyable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThey had a great mentor program available in my department that helped me network with others outside my group.

    ConsThere was very little movement during the years leading up to the split, so not much opportunity for advancement.

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    5-10 years ago it was a great place to work, it went downhill from there very fast

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    Pros* very sharp people to work with
    * flexible work environment
    * very interesting work up until 2007 or so

    Cons* extremely top heavy organization
    * senior management is cluless about how to run a business; too many examples here- look no further than its lost leadership in an industry that it created-
    * accomplishments not recognized

    Advice to Senior Management* talk from time to time to real engineers and find out what's going on instead of relying on yes men that you usually surround yourself with
    * embrace change, not fight it; learn to recognize game-changing events/technology

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    Good Work/Life Balance

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat pay. Low pressure job.

    Cons- No accountability
    - Still fat
    - Nothing moves quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonest communication. Don't cost cut your way to greatness

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people but senior management at highest level needs improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsExciting technology
    Innovative and friendly people

    ConsLacks long term vision
    Too much risk averse

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturer stuck in the past

    Director (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat people, great products, and people in the line business are committed to success. Good sales teams and large share of the equipment business in key markets.

    ConsPoor senior leadership, short term focused, lack the ability to articulate a vision and then deliver on that vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome a wireless solutions company, and build a end to end solutions business. That means applications, consulting, and end to end integration services.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company, still working out the bad apples

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsHuge Market Share & Global Leader in Public Safety Communications

    ConsGood Old Boys running the show, not very quick on their feet

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Management of Motorola Solutions needs to be quicker to adapt to the changing trends in the industry (software, marketing tactics, and sales compensation plan).

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    Fun and rewarding at first, then stressful and depressing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsMotorola has a long history of innovation and is a respected name in telecommunications. There are opportunities to make significant contributions to new products and technologies.

    ConsThe stress level can be very high in bad times, especially when downsizing. There have been numerous layoffs in the past few years to offset poor financial performance.

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    Still a good company. Hopefully it can be great agin post separation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsIsolated opportunities to work on exciting products, with brilliant people.
    Depending on project and/or product specifics lots of resources available to invest in success.
    Although the company may have lost some of its luster there is a still a tradition and history of innovation and success.

    ConsThe business is driven too much by cost cutting and is too focused on short term results.
    Different departments and business units often treat each other as warring tribes.
    Years of downsizing have resulted in a lack of engagement on the part of many employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop managing the company by trying to control costs.
    Aggressively invest in the growth of your employees.
    Put an end to inter-department politics and the warring tribes mentality by incentivizing value delivery.

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