Motorola Mobility
3.1 of 5 1,466 reviews
www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Mobility Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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33% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(6 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It has been a great experience so far.

    IT Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsVery little micro management. Free hand in everything increases creativity and innovation

    ConsCompany striving hard to get back on track

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cool company that is not profitable

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    Libertyville, IL

    ProsCool products
    Nice people
    Competitive Industry
    Trying to innovate

    ConsNot profitable - many layoffs
    Google controls everything

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company to work for

    Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsGreat innovative products and good teams

    Conslack of advertisement and marketing strategies

    Advice to Senior Managementneed good marketing strategies with better prices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to be in ...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prostalented people, innovative env, flexabile work hours, work -life blance

    Consbusiness was lossing, will come back in big I believe

    Advice to Senior Management..... ..... ..... ..... .....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company in transition

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsHistory of the company
    Depth of engineering technical knowledge
    Benefit program and salary scales are competitive

    ConsTransition to Google culture is "assumed" without any training or change management effort
    Layoffs continue and no one is safe (except the Google folks, GMAP'ers, etc.)
    Current team has to shoulder the burden of work of those laid off
    Decisions are firm for a week (or less), then are iterated, leading to a lot of wasted effort

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going forward with the strategy, but understand that Libertyvile and other "remote" outposts outside of Sunnyvale, are also crucial to the success of this venture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Ride While It Lasted...

    Director (Current Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsGreat co-workers who became friends; ample opportunity to move to new positions internally (in the past); culture driven by desire to design and deliver great products; better than average pay; Google's new influence.

    ConsBad moral from constant waves of downsizing; very low market share (perhaps beyond the point of recovery);

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend money on marketing...great products won't sell themselves anymore without a push

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours with no "Thank you"

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsLearn alot fighting lots of fires

    ConsLong hours and no compensation
    Yearly reviews are told what they will be by Upper Management that does not know the actual works, and does not give Manager the ability to honestly rate their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Engineering company to work for

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGood Engineering company to work for

    ConsNeeds revamping of the staff. A lot of old school employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the salary structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a great company, now on the way down and out.

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsGood benefits and flexibility of work schedule.

    ConsAlthough Motorola had been experiencing loses for many years, it seems that nothing management does can reverse that trend. Layoffs have become commonplace, employee moral is at rock-bottom, and the company has gotten even worse since being bought by Google. Employees are no longer treated as an asset, but rather as a commodity, and instead are thrown out like yesterday's trash at the whim of management, without consideration for how well an individual performs or what they contribute. Since August, 2012, 5,200 Motorolans have been laid off, the set-top box division is being sold off, and the entire supply chain organization is being sold and/or outsourced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to save money WITHOUT eliminating hard-working employees. Google has destroyed Motorola's corporate culture to the point where no one will want to work for Motorola. Given how highly Google is supposedly rated a place to work, you would never know it by the way the people at Motorola Mobility have been treated since being acquired by Google.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Words speak louder than actions here!

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsGood processes.
    Plently of opportunity for training.

    ConsPoor recruitment process.
    The louder you speak the more you will be promoted.
    Hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire and keep talented people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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