Motorola Mobility

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  1.  

    Good place to be in ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    business was lossing, will come back in big I believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company (review pre-Google era)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Great people with lots of passion (at least those I interacted with)
    - Good salaries, great benefits

    Cons

    - Unstable (too many reorganizations, layoffs)
    - Too much work for each person's bandwith therefore a lot of stuff was dropped or done half ass
    - Many evening meetings due to factory being overseas (as it is with most companies nowdays)
    - Motorola University was limited.
    - Some opportunities for advancement but not many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Motorola Mobility enters the Google era hopefully workload will be more balanced, in the past too many balls were being dropped because simply there was too much work assigned to each person to be able to handle everything, it wasn't until those dropped balls exploded that priorities were refocused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a rocky ride, but no regrets as future does look pretty good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Sales Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Post Sales Support in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Google take over should take company in the right direction as new senior management team does seem to have a solid vision for the future of the company.

    Cons

    Lay offs 9 out of 12 years, made for a tough working environment. Company was top heavy but Google seems to be taking care of this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a good idea to force employees to have "face time" unless you actually take time to get to know individual employees and their talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Don't stay too long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  8.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Nice midwestern values but a bit of snake pit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    enjoyable, but up and down business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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