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Stupid senior managers killed a good company

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

Pros

if you are lucky you can work on the latest and cutting edge technology else you will be doing mostly integration and patch work. If your product ships, it is very satisfying to read reviews about it and see it in the hands of people. Mot is quite an ethical company. They have mastered the art of layoffs ;) do it in a very dignified way. Much better than a lot of other people I have heard. Some managers, like mine are real gems. True leaders and visionary. Unfortunately most are old farts who still think they make walki talkies and not cutting edge mobile phones

Cons

You'll be lucky to have a good pay similar to your colleagues in other companies. Cheap labor is Moto's motto. Mobile devices needs to be restructured, not totally castrated. its good that Sanjay Jha is changing senior managements. Unfortunately every new CEO who comes, literally yanks out "moto's batteries" and restart the company. So at the end it is not going anywhere. I guess the govt and public safety and networks division are doing good so far. Hopefully the old farts in Mobile devices will be gone but unfortunately a lot of talent has been wasted. Management needs to understand that mobile phones are a fashion statement and not some police walkie talkie.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Clean it up. Have people who have vision and not followers.

Disapproves of CEO
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    The life boats have all left and the ship is sinking fast...

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good for a first job. The "worker bees" have spirit and make this place tolerable. The average worker is fun, but the cubicles are cold and intolerable.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Senior management, promotions are unfair, compensation very low compared to industry, lack of roadmap, lack of opportunities, lack of direction, too much beurocracy, decisions take too long, the right people are not listened to, the wrongpeople are listened to, and the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the overpaid "dead wood" and promote from within. Get rid of current next level vice president and senior management. They got us to this mess!!!!

    The life boats have all left. The mothership is sinking. We fired everyone who was willing to work. You want me to work 50 plus hours a week for minimum pay. No thank you...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. A big company that doesn't do a particularly good job of integrating new acquisitions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Product -centered projects are generally interesting and technically challenging.

    Cons

    Internal systems rely heavily on poorly designed and implemented web systems -- position training seems to be completely missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make quality mandates apply to internal supplier -customer relationships as well as external.

    No opinion of CEO
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