Motion Computing

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Motion Computing Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
16 Reviews
3.1
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small Company with a Big Presence Creates Opportunities to Flourish or Fail

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company that casts a large shadow. Motion finds a way to compete with larger companies like Panasonic and Fujistu. Lots of fast paced projects to cut your teeth on. Lots of hats to wear to build your skill set and define a role.

    Cons

    As of now the company seems like a spring board instead of a long term employer. Advancement opportunities are few and far between. Very top heavy with senior management - too many chiefs not enough indians. Stressful at times due ambitious projects and limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency into the financial standing of the company would be great.
    The review process is terrible and leaves much to be desired - consider having a full-time HR on hand or refine the review process to allow for employee input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, Great people, poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part the product is excellent and I am proud to have been a part of the company. The people are great to work with and I learned a great deal while there. They genuinely care about the customer and the quality of the product.

    Cons

    Most of the senior management has a big company mentality. They do not listen to the people who have valuable experience to share. They react to their competition instead of trying to lead it and follow a solid vision. They do not thank the employees any more, which is a shame. They also are unable to grow beyond a certain level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to and value the input from those who have much to offer. Take the time to sincerely say Thank You.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company - needs some Senior Management Help

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, dedicated staff of people

    Cons

    Engineering driven instead of Marketing driven, thus product is created that is either late to market or reaches a market that isn't all that interested in the product. Senior Management understands, but ignores, the real drains on money (Latin America 'quest').

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Marketing the lead, cut Latin America, pay attention to your Customer Experience goals......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Truly excellent company passionate about quality of products and services to customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Quality in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Quality in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced collaborative culture, and innovative products

    Cons

    So fast moving internal communication can suffer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time

    Pros

    You'll get plenty of experience. Flexible work hours. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Underfunded, underpaid, commoditizing market, silos, spread too thin, and too comfortable leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate silos, slim product line, invest in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is a disaster!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people outside of the senior executives a great hard working, etc

    Cons

    Culture of mistrust of senior executives, company does not value people, benefits are poor, stock options are worthless( if you can get any), low pay. They just had another layoff (something like the 5th one in 12 years). The only time this company has been managed well was when the founder David Altounian was with the company. Without him in the picture, this company is a huge risk.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people in a challenging industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are all good folks. Industry backgrounds include big names like Dell, Apple, HP, etc.

    Great experience in a fast paced technology industry working with partners like Intel and Microsoft.

    Product and you're rewarded with an expanded role

    Cons

    Fast pace often feels like chaos. Decision making by upper management feels hesitant, often requiring over analysis of any scenario.

    Tough industry, tablets are becoming the norm and many people are making more rugged products. Being one of the smaller Microsoft and Intel partners means you get to interact with those companies but they aren't going to do anything to actually help you unless it directly benefits them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make tough decisions which included choosing what NOT to do, meaning choose to put all the effort behind the biggest issues.

    Focus on culture. Their are so many good people but the place lacks personality/culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best group of people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time

    Pros

    I can't say enough about how great and refreshing the people are to work with. Since it's still a relatively small company, there are many opportunities to learn new skills. The location is beautiful and convenient to get to.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities. The organizational structure is top heavy with senior management. Lots of time spent working with international ODM and suppliers (not much room for personal time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more leadership opportunities for employees. Management should try harder to understand and acknowledge the amount of time that some employees spend working with international teams. 9 to 5 + international support = no life.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly good people to work with; no career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Almost everyone is pleasant to work with; covered parking, free drinks are a plus.

    Cons

    There's a fair amount of lip service about helping everyone succeed, make progress with career goals, etc, but it's all just lip service. There's no career advancement whatsoever, and no way to make the jump from individual contributor to management.

    All of the management is older, with decent experience but some of them seem a little out-of-touch with running a nimble company. Market-wise they're in a good place, but their idea of revolutionizing the business is to offer a few more peripherals to stale hardware.

    Salaries are low; benefits are so-so. When interviewing, expect to get bullied a LOT on salary, and to be told that it's the "market rate" and they won't go higher. Expect to get promised quarterly and yearly bonuses; not one has happened since I joined the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adding a few new peripherals to the product line doesn't cut it in a changing market. Time to think outside the box. Also, you have talented employees who are leaving in droves because there is no career path. Provide training and opportunities for promotion, especially cross-department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic market leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the most global tech companies in Austin, Texas...innovative market leader, relatively new marketing team making strides...experienced engineers and deep industry expertise...high potential, innovative new partnerships and technologies...good people...flexible workplace...CEO works very hard to communicate and articulate corporate goals and quarterly objectives, long-serving, dedicated and hardworking executive team...

    Cons

    Low salaries and mediocre benefits...unbalanced staffing, understaffing in strategic areas...not clear path to take advantage of potential...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary levels and benefits, need supportive environment amongst executives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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