Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
541 Reviews

3.4
541 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm (in 65 reviews)

  • It is nice to be able to work from home when needed and I am grateful for the vacation time (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is less people-oriented than they used to be (in 18 reviews)

  • Be sure to maintain your work-life balance and set up limits (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    A greate company in the past, but not for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Nice people, and well balanced work and life

    Cons

    many administrate level or process, and not efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership should make find more opportunities for company's growth

  2.  

    Great line of products which lead to hands on projects and applying what you learned in school to real world projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Well rounded projects and people, intelligent yet somewhat laid-back working environment, no dress code, flexible working hours (within reason). Potentially long term employment.

    Cons

    Managers often micro-manage too much, out dated techniques, upper management continues to decrease budgets yet expects more, meetings with upper management are often a waste of time due to skirting around issues rather than addressing them and not being very transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate busy work and paper pushing / part tracking for engineers. Innovate more and worry less about what the competition is doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Personnel and Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions as a contractor

    Pros

    The people working here are great! Everyone here is willing to help and the seasoned employees are happy to share the knowledge.

    Cons

    Some projects lack effective leadership. This fosters a reactive vs proactive tactical approach to challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate all project planning so that strategic business results can improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Stable company but limited growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; great PTO policy and other work-life balances

    Cons

    80-90s style of management; and need to have fresh blood and faster speed of moving at things,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the ratio of VPs to employees; we are extremely TOP HEAVY and no room for lower ranks to rise up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, uncertain future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and stable work and good people to work with. Excellent work/life balance in engineering.

    Cons

    The company has shrunk from 150k+ to under 15k in the last 20 years. The uncertainty can cast gloom over the work environment. Less advancement opportunities in a shrinking environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and promote your engineers more. There is too much disconnect between upper management and engineering.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I have worked for past 10+ years with Motorola Solutions.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Cultural value.
    Good Benefits
    Industry average salary

    Cons

    It was difficult to see Motorola to go down like this. Lack of energy at senior leadership level. They didn't invest money to new technology and services. SLT always worry about their personal gain by selling pieces. overall, good cultural value. After getting company smaller and smaller, moral was low and difficult to maintain personal growth. It was difficult to see this big loss.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Higher level management-easier to approach, helpful and will solve various doubts of an intern.
    HR-very friendly and keep organizing 'Lunch and Learn' events for the interns.

    Cons

    Sometimes interns are given minimal work and there is too much of free time. Project based training is not provided and interns are expected to learn on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1/2 weeks training should be provided to incoming interns.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    MSI is an easy place to work, but the overall sense of corporate instability

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    Current Employee - Senior Counsel  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm. There are opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    It's nearly impossible to be promoted without leaving the company and discretionary awards remain a mystery. Although it's possible to move around, take additional responsibilities and gain new skills, it's unlikely that you will actually be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some stability in the corporate structure and attempt to regain the trust of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Old school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Plantation, FL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well established process in place, well structured organization. Good old engineering work. You can learn a lot from working for this company.

    Cons

    Old school, projects move slowly, many layers of management, slow decision making. Benefits used to be nice, but it got worse and worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture is quite good

    Cons

    Can get into proprietary solutions, and that may be a con.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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