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Incredible potential wasted with poor decision making and dysfunctional organizations, across multiple leaders.

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Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Libertyville, IL
Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Libertyville, IL

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

Pros

Exciting company with many products I was proud to work on. It's pretty fun to work on the next cool thing in the market. Many incredibly intelligent people to work with.
Google seems to be making some good decisions (cutting back cost inefficient areas and narrowing focus) to bring some health back to the company.

Cons

A series of leaders with seemingly never-ending poor decisions. (Periodically some great directions, e.g. Jha selecting to focus on only one SW platform.) Senior leaders and organizational direction mostly ignored the end consumer in favor of the big carrier customers. This continued even after Apple started succeeding in the market. There was no consistent strategy for any length of time. Often, there was no strategy apparent at all.

Organizational structure and culture has been extremely destructive by rewarding internal competition, fostering no cohesive approach to solving many of the consumer pain points. Other parts of Moto referred to the Mobile Devices side as "the Wild West."

The SW org has been an abomination for years. Poorly perceived by parent company.
Relationship between the accessories group and the phone group was dysfunctional at best, resulting in sadly executed experiences for some products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start over from scratch with the SW organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    multi-cultural environment

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    strong pipelines and echo system

    Cons

    too fatty processes and documentations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lean the processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Had the passion but someone came and just cleared house

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Technology
    Exceptionally kind and helpful coworkers
    Puchased by Google
    Mobility work options

    Cons

    Purchased by Google
    Bean counters cleared some of the wrong essential people to the business.
    Marketing team doesn't consider what happens after the sale
    Too many short lived ideas that leaves customers pissed
    Not consumer focused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take the Google approach to customer care. You had something awesome starting to bud but you managed to squash it.
    Participate in the discussions with consumers
    Delight customers
    Improve word of mouth
    Say, do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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