Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Great Company, sadly had great talent but misused it

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good teams, good people, knowledgeable and engineering greats. Good compensation and respect for your efforts and contributions

    Cons

    Management was messed up and never made the right business calls which hurt the delivery

    Advice to Management

    what can we say now that this is all over and closed

  2. Helpful (1)

    Never a dull moment

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are very strong technically. Great products. Good benefits (medical, vacation, etc). Flexible working conditions (work from home, flexible hours).

    Cons

    Despite significant downsizing, organization remains siloed. Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions. Too many of the mid and high level managers lack interest in resource management, making career development truly the employee's responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Take more big risks.

  3. It's always a bumpy ride but it comes with the excitement of working on cool products.

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Legacy Motorola team is great to work with.
    - Benefits and Pay
    - Great industry exposure
    - Empowered to your career

    Cons

    - Too many leadership changes.

    Advice to Management

    - Drive accountability
    - Drive decisions based on data
    - Be independent thinkers

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Improvement Warranted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Solid and strong technical team

    Cons

    Management lack of focus on quality

    Advice to Management

    Improve quality of products and listen to the consumer and not what you want to think will work

  6. ReRevieRe

    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Long work hours and commute.

  7. How Motorola Lost it's Way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Service in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Service in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, good customer base, a lot of new talent. Strong installed base. Taking steps to become a key player once again.

    Cons

    Too little to late, have lost of lot of the Engineering and design talent that made us successful at one time. Always lagging a few steps behind the competition vs the times when Motorola was the leader and the innovator.

  8. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    business was lossing, will come back in big I believe

    Advice to Management

    ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

  9. Good company (review pre-Google era)

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, great place to work

    Cons

    Long commute to the office

    Advice to Management

    Great job, great place to work

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