Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Treasury in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Treasury in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good and easy place to work

    Cons

    Too many middle managers

  2. Motorola Mobility is in disarray.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Used to be the best cell phone company to work for. 100% Android products. Good brand and reputation. If you find the right group within, you could be set. Very interesting, challenging work. Incredibly intelligent, dedicated people to work with.

    Cons

    Layoff after layoff after layoff. Corporate split from the main Motorola, then buyout, then sell-off - all cons from the employee's perspective (big shareholders could potentially disagree). Selling the nice suburban owned campus, and renting space in downtown Chicago, forcing settled employees to commute over an hour each way. Motorola Mobility has become the ugly stepchild of the mobile industry. Hopefully Lenovo can keep the name alive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Director Finance

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    Former Employee - Director Finance in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Director Finance in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice intelligent people. Interesting industry. Fast moving so that there can be opportunities to get involved in multiple things. Pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Always waiting for the next restructuring. Mobility employees became second class citizens within the Google family after the acquisition. Not that Google did much better with the company, and now they sold it to Lenovo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well...it has just been sold to Lenovo, but my advice would be to leverage Lenovo's scale to make Mobility a industry player again, instead of a has been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. software QA engineer

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    Current Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    work closely with developers. easy to communicate.

    Cons

    cafeteria is bad, no PTO for contractors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Has provided for a lot of growth opportunities. In an industry that never gets boring. In growth mode.

    Cons

    Constant change. Very competitive industry. Very demanding pace and cyclical business.

  7. Good learning experience, but no long-term growth opportunity

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice. Work-life balance was good. Most people were in early and out early by 4:30 pm. They recognized employees who do good work with awards (including small monetary bonus). Vacation benefits were above par.

    Cons

    Frequent lay-offs were distracting and bad for morale. DId not have enough work to do. Mainly worked with older generation of engineers who reminisced about the Razr days. Need more young and creative talent. Too far from downtown. Salary was below expectation, and they would not pay re-location at the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. SCM

    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    the culture is great, and the atmosphere is excellent.

    Cons

    it is a little bit far away downtown Chicago. it takes too much time to drive to there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is no management. it is good

  9. Motorolan

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Libertyville, IL
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sense of community and comradery for such a large company

    Cons

    Not a lot of morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I enjoyed my experience with Motorola Mobility

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    To help Motorola grow and expand.

    Cons

    I do not know any downside to working at Motorola !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be people persons !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. It is going down company

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some very senior engineers are very professional

    Cons

    Lot of engineers are leaving

    No opinion of CEO

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