Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
1,537 Reviews
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1,537 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great job, great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great job, great place to work

    Cons

    Long commute to the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, great place to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't stay too long

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth at management levels

    Cons

    Lack of quick decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over analyze

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Small teams..great learning experience.. Goood teaching.. The workers respect each other a lot. They allow flexible timings and understanding people

    Cons

    Not that great strategy. Need to improve it

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Learn from very experienced smart people. Good for young engineers.

    Cons

    Management style rigid. Needs to compete with changing technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in younger managers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    enjoyable, but up and down business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    tech firm with a lot of fast pace things changing. Cool to see the new phones before they are released.

    Cons

    management takes forever to make decisions. Seems behind the curve in some of the newer technologies. Maybe the split will help that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring consultants

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice midwestern values but a bit of snake pit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Some really great smart people. .

    Cons

    Lots of average peeps who add little value but lots of snake pitesque politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the business

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Big name
    Good technical job exposure

    Cons

    Very slow career growth
    not enough opportunity to move within group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great company that is struggling to change and find its way back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    The people are the nicest you would find ; ready to help; the knowledge is immense and the history of Motorola is so awe inspiring

    Cons

    Watching senior leaders lose their way unwilling to change with the times until too late and lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve lines of communication in a real way and not on paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An average but decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Nice facilities ie, gym, bank, basketball court, day care, ping pong, pool. Recognized brand name, decent benefits, some smart engineers work there.

    Cons

    Too many politics, performance review system where there has to be a bottom 10%, company not in good shape, morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve software quality, ship products on time, try to differentiate products from competitors, make salary and benefits more competitive, promote information sharing and cooperation

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This used to be a good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Motorola offered the opportunity to move around in different areas from which you could grow and develop your portfolio. Before the divestiture of the Networks business, it was a place were hard work and making the bottom line mattered.

    Cons

    The problem I found, moving up in the ranks, was the top echelon of management remained in place using the same approach they may have had success in with legacy products in the quickly evolving and changing landscape of telecommunications. They became, overtime, complacent, comfortable and were no longer viewed as a true leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your comfort zones, know enough about your rank and file so that you can have passionate debate and not have to micro-manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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