Motorola Solutions
3.4 of 5 500 reviews
www.motorolasolutions.com Schaumburg, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.4 500 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown

Gregory Q. Brown

(236 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Began positive, but future looks bleak

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsSalary very competitive and bonus's have been decent except for the last year. People are wonderful to work with. Intelligent group of employees, and culturally diverse environment. Had high moral values at one time however, with the constant changes and cuts, management is perceived as not caring for employees which has caused conflict among employees. Work/Life balance is excellent.

    ConsConstant change, never know if you'll have a job from one day to the next. Benefits aren't very competitive. Company seems to be failing as they continue to reduce work force.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany continues to state their is personal growth yet their never seems to be the opportunity to actual do so. Would help if management actually allowed for employees to be mentored. Also, it seems that management wants to stay ahead of the competition only if it involves a reduction in cost. If management has to spend money to be ahead of the competition, the argument is that they only want to stay market competitive. The company is sending mixed messages and making employees feel they are expendable.

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

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    Collapsing under its own weight

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have skillful technical coworkers. Our paychecks clear. There is an abundant supply of "Go Team!" flavored Kool-Aid provided by the company for those who thirst. The work day is not overlong. They are very proud of things they did in WWII.

    ConsMSI has gone from about a gazillion employees a decade ago down to 21,000 now, and they're still selling off business units and laying people off. Much of the radio technology is ancient and heavy and overpriced. The company is organized into fearful defensive product silos. Creativity comes from corporate acquisitions, which MSI then proceeds to mismanage into the ground.

    Motorola Solutions appears to hate their employees. At the moment, my coworkers are scrambling to produce marriage licenses and birth certificates to prove our dependents aren't lies and fabrications. If we fail to accomplish this by a certain date, the company will stop paying benefits to our families. No, really.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotorola has terrible management, and far too much of it. The company has added process upon process upon process over the eons, each process fiercely defended by petty bureaucrats as if it were the most important thing in the world, to the point where it's like swimming through jello to get any useful work done. The Motorola Way Of Doing Things may have been successful once, in 1952 or something, but its plainly old and sad and tired now.

    The best part of my job is working with experienced technical people. Alas, many of them are growing frustrated with MSI and beginning to interview elsewhere and leave. They're not leaving because of the work, or because of the pay, or because of long hours; they're leaving because the company is a confusing and discouraging place to work.

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

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    Keeps getting Smaller

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Plantation, FL

    ProsGreat Benefits, People are very friendly, Hours are flexible.

    ConsNo job security, facility keeps getting smaller. As soon as stocks are low, people are laid off including High Managers. The company is not employee friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about employees

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with, but a few bad apples

    ConsManagement needs a to be apart from trying to be a friend adn know when to be a manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep from using the power to make decisions that donot account for the with the buisness principles

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work like it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe best benefits of working at Motorola are the flexibility of hours and the paid time off.

    ConsThe challenges is the environment has turned into every man for himself. The managers look out for themselves before they do the right thing and stick up for their employees. The morale is at an all time low.

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

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    Global Category Manager, Procurement (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsWorktime flexibility. Nice cafeteria. Plenty of parking spaces.

    ConsPeople are a disposable commodity. Benefits are continuously slashed- retirement and health benefits both down severely. Poor pay increases that do not keep up with cost of living (I get excellent performance reviews)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the old Motorola culture, where contributors and associates were the value of the company and not the utterly ruthless focus on stock price.

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

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    Avoid the Enterprise Mobile Computing Division

    Program Management (Former Employee)
    Holtsville, NY

    Pros1. Generous days off policy(PTO)
    2. Motorola University, in-house training
    3. Liberal travel policy to customers & off-shore offices
    4. Comfortable offices & in-house gym

    Cons1. Many positions from US offices are continuously off-shored to India & Taiwan offices to reduce costs
    2. Stock options were cut for all except Director & above level positions
    3. Significant across the board management changes are needed since quality issues, unsatisfied customers and poorly managed customer roll-outs repeat with each new product
    4. Does not allow new ideas & opportunity from new employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should invest in their employees and create an environment of making "Motorola the place to be" instead of the "you are lucky you have a job" environment they have created

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be cool

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsI met and worked with a lot of nice people

    ConsNo training and a lot of finger-pointing. Very toxic environment and driven by who you know. No excitement around what Motorola Solutions does and it is very stale. Lots of people get laid off and others are expected to take on the workload with no recognition or reward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives need to stop pulling out Go-Live dates based on earnings and then wonder why the project fails. Let the team do Project Management 101 and show what the date will be based on LOE and what is available.

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

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    Motorola Solutions IT Transitioning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people. My last manager was a wonderful person who was both compassionate and effective.

    ConsIT positions continue to move offshore, be outsourced, or be eliminated causing a great deal of personal stress for the individuals remaining.

    Cost cutting measures have negatively impacted decisions regarding system upgrades or replacements causing pain and dissatisfaction to both the IT operations and the customer.

    Health benefits used to be the best in the industry That no longer seems to be true as the out of pocket expenses increase every year.

    Severely limited budget for training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company lost its ability to identify cutting edge technology that translates into new-to-the-world innovative products.

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsPromotion from within, ability to switch jobs, work from home, generous paid time off for years of employment, internally measures employee satisfaction and generally tries to improve it.

    ConsEliminating USA jobs with replacements in foreign countries, push to decrease salary into the "industry average" which makes talented people leave the company, limited investments in the 401K, Schaumburg's office and work spaces are decades old and antiquated, for the last 15 years senior management is not able to truly lead the company back to greatness.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop shedding businesses, find new forward-thinking and bold senior leaders, give new ideas and products time to be adopted by the market, find managers with exceptional enthusiasm, reestablish the pure research group and support them effectively, set up entrepreneurial groups, offer superior pay for superior results.

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

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