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Great work life balance, but lacks career growth.

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work life balance and very technical team members working on the latest in technology

Cons

With the constant restructuring there has always been a lack of opportunity for upward mobility in ones career.

Advice to Management

Allow your star performers opportunities and mentor them accordingly. Alot of great talent leaves the organization due to lack of career growth.

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    Motorola Public Safety

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Motorola has diligently served the First Responder community for decades and represents a respected and dependable brand. Motorola saves lives - the lives of those of us who might be victims and the lives of those who rush to save us. If you work here you can turn a proud face to the world.

    Cons

    If you hire into this division as a sales person you will not be trained. You will not even be effectively managed toward development. Negotiate HARD for your money/salary up front... you're unlikely to see any more once you're in (no promotion, no profit sharing, no current 401K matching, higher $$ contrib to health benefits every year). Just about everybody here introduces themselves by telling you who they are, who they work for, how long they've been here (most people in this business division have NEVER held ANY job outside Motorola), and who they are related to. Motorola promotes diversity as long as it involves color, gender, age, sexual preference or disability - the one diversity that Motorola does not actively work to include are technical and sales professionals who come here from outside the company. You are particularly challenged if you've been hired for your network and infrastructure background with no knowledge of legacy two-way radio communications. You won't be trained in it......... and it's difficult to get the advice and knowledge you've been hired for to be listened to or used. Trying to bring new approaches and ideas to the business will be a constant struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house Find a way to humanely and respectfully move the "radio-only" people along their way to either retirement or more profitable employment with Channel Partners where their years of radio knowledge can be of use to the next generation of two-way technicians. Start giving sales people targets and rewards for expertise and mastery of new network and communication technology - then put progressive learning and development programs in place.


  2. Experience is very dependent on career goals and specific organization

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, good benefits, competitive pay. Organization is considerably smaller than it used to be, so you get decent visibility. Some interesting projects. Technology space is very dynamic.

    Cons

    Employee review / feedback system has serious flaws... not a 360 system. Managers are compelled to "manage up" more than they care about their own teams. Company has shifted strategies and org structure so many times recently that people are just tired of it all and very skeptical about what senior leadership claims.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back a focus on innovation. Bring in some real technology leaders. Create some disruptive technologies. Make focused investments to be the world's best in specific areas. Stop drinking our own cool-aid.


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