Motorola Mobility

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Motorola is a great place to work- if you can get a job.

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Former Employee - Internal Communication in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Internal Communication in Schaumburg, IL

I worked at Motorola Mobility

Pros

Motorola was a great place to meet contacts and learn more about the corporate culture. Being a Fortune 100 company, Motorola looks great on a resume. Their internship program was excellent. I was given a lot of feedback on my performance on a regular basis and was paid well for the work I did. Health care, dental and a 401k were also offered to all employees, interns included, and there were ample opportunities for training and wellness. The internal communication team worked pretty tireless to keep employee morale up, and the Innovation center staff tried its best to bring the best of what Motorola had to offer to its employees. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I'm sad to have left.

Cons

Because Motorola is going through a relatively rough time right now, job security was always an issue. People you talked to were never sure if they would have a job from one day to the next. Many of the interns who worked there and did a good job weren't given the opportunity to come back. There also seemed to be a pretty intense competition between business units and organizations within the company. There was something akin to a blame game constantly being played, and Mobile Devices often bore the brunt of the finger pointing. At times it seemed that employees had lost a considerable amount of faith in Ed Zander.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would tell senior management to scrap their phone software system and start over. Their hardware typically is fine, but the software is abysmal.

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    Evolve or die, Moto (although it's probably too late)

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    Current Employee - UI Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    MotoCity is a fairly laid back place to work. Working from home on occasion is perfectly acceptable, and there's virtually no dress code.

    Cons

    Lack of fair compensation for positions, lack of raises, lack of promotions, unresponsive upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on software. Hire developers who can actually code for the 21st century. Stop living in the past. Superior mechanical engineering isn't going to keep you in the game now. Clone your competitors, catch up, and then you'll be position to at least attempt to leap-frog the others. Most importantly, the senior leadership should know the product space. Right now, they obviously do not. The age of "Zandering" RAZRs for three years is over.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Most Agressive Product at Motorola - Arrogance!

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    At one time Motorola was a technological leader and an envious place to work. Employees were treated with respect and performance was both recognized and rewarded ... no longer that way!

    Cons

    Large company being led by bands of arrogant management that refuse to accept the Motorola name is just no longer enough to continue success. So bogged down in "legalese" that stagnation is rampant. Most management focus trends toward the cellular industry leaving other products/divisions without the much needed support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN UP ... your mid-level management are all Yes-Men. They are only telling you what you want to hear in order to further their own careers. The worker bees know what's needed (and it's not more micro-managing!!!) Invert your pyramid ... serve those that want you to suceed. Do what's needed to support the tremendous efforts OUTSIDE of the corporate towers. Open you eyes ... cellphones are NOT the only product the company makes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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