Motorola Solutions

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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
601 Reviews
3.4
601 Reviews
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm (in 80 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home, vacation or paid time off starts at 4 weeks for developers (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is less people-oriented than they used to be (in 22 reviews)

  • Don't really have any work life balance as workload is quite a lot for purchasing (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very flexible company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect
    Current Employee - Technical Architect

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

    Pros

    Very task orientated. They assign a task and let you complete it as you see fit as long as the goals of the task are met.

    Cons

    Same issues at most medium to large companies the amount of red tape you have to go through to get simple things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no issues with the management team. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Employer - Future Uncertain

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Industy leader

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Revolving door of senior management

  3.  

    Valuing workforce during a recession.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Although my employment was during turbulent economic times that were beset with downsizing and restructuring; I believe Motorola provided effective training, mentoring and job advancement opportunities that demonstrated that they valued their workforce and were committed to their employee's careers.

    Cons

    The turbulent economic times that were beset with downsizing and restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the feedback and suggestions of your direct reports is more of a priority. Give just as much worth to the ideas and comments you receive from those that report to you as you do to your peers and management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It WAS a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    People cared and respected each other

    Cons

    Always afraid of getting laid off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made Motorola great. It wasn't get the cheapest resources, it was getting and keeping the best employees. We had an intern program that created long lasting careers that benefited the company and the employee. Bring back the pride and stop outsourcing to people who have NO stake in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with Motorola so far has been top notch.

    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Holtsville, NY

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great working environment. Great place learn with the latest tools and technologies.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more comercial

  7.  

    Good company that provided a lot of interesting opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Able to work on a variety of interesting projects using different technologies. Hard work is recognized and you can get visibility to senior management.

    Cons

    They are selling my division so he future is uncertain. Company has downsized over recent years so they expect those still there to pick up the additional work load.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good learning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits
    Some team building events

    Cons

    Very hard to move up
    Low salaries compared to national average
    Located in the suburbs of Chicago. One of the most boring places out there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    flexible hours, ability to work from home, good benefits

    Cons

    Projects are highly controlled by the development groups at the corporate headquarters.

  10.  

    Motorola will require a steep on ramp to learn the technology and applicable company procedures

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will be able to take total charge of a project quickly. Leadership is always willing to assist.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on formal training. Most of the learning was OJT. Too many convoluted procedures for equipment lists and actually assembling the system in the factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider upfront training prior to assigning Program Managers. Streamline the entire design, assembly, and testing processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great overall experience in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Promotional opportunities every 1 1/2 to 2 years on average, worked with some of the best people out there, benefits good - more vacation time than average, flexibility to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Motorola has changed so much over the past 15 years that it's not the same company I started with - went thru so many rounds of layoffs which can make for a stressful working environment at times. There are fewer rotational opportunities so people get stuck in the same jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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