Motorola Mobility

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Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

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Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Smart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

Cons

Staff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

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    software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good culture, career advancement opportunity

    Cons

    work schedule is often tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Like a roller-coaster - volatile, thrilling, rewarding, nail-biting ...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    With a work-force that has been culled down to a small fraction compared to 5-10 years back, the caliber of the veterans and new entrants brought in under the aegis of Google is very high. Great perks if you participate or lead initiatives that create visible results. Approachable management. Flat structure.

    Cons

    In the current environment (pre-lenovo), a lot of sub-optimal, aspirational initiatives and confusing strategies have left most folks in a state of confusion. With high-caliber individuals (and their key initiatives) competing for visibility and resources, "tooting one's horn" is a much-needed skill to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions seem to be few and far-removed. With frequent organization churn, several individuals contributions, experience and achievements are getting over-looked. Need to have a rewards process that can accommodate this churn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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