Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
1,529 Reviews
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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.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Some very senior engineers are very professional

    Cons

    Lot of engineers are leaving

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Improvement Warranted

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Solid and strong technical team

    Cons

    Management lack of focus on quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good Experience working there

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Excellent Benefits
    Fabulous Co-Workers

    Cons

    Salary could be better
    Upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your subordinates. We are the ones grinding for the company. Our opinion matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never a dull moment - everything is bound to change

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Used to be a fun place to work where people actually cared. You manger actually cared about your career path and looked out for your growth.

    Cons

    Constantly outsourcing and downsizing. It's like walking on a ice covered lake in May. Always have to watch your step and watch for the swinging axe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people - they are the ones who made you a success before you started cutting their throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Motorola Mobility could have been a premier employer.

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

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

    Pros

    Many talented and dedicated staff but many are leaving. Most projects are Interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    It is difficult to maintain much of a work - life balance. Burn out rate is high. Projects/programs are often behind schedule and require Herculean efforts to complete. This is OK once in awhile but this is SOP at Mobility. Once completed the products are typically behind the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and take a good look at who is doing the real work. Make decision faster and get rid of those who are not doing their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dismal work environment from once great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    The few employees that remain do care about each other

    Cons

    There is no corporate culture left after so many layoffs. Pervasive feeling of stress, sense this is the last chance, and growing belief that Google is going to take the IP and kill off the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The few long time Motorola managers that are left are retired in place, just hanging on for those last few months. New managers coming in are not being attuned to a vision or taught to care about team building. When in consumer products, you need teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Going in the wrong direction for years

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

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

    Pros

    Great engineering minds and wonderful resources.

    Cons

    The leadership was leading the way in the wrong direction for over a decade. Google has been trying to change that, but it will take time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do something to help employee moral.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hopeful turn around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Backed by Google and slowly improving.
    Creative Engineers
    Great history.
    Decent Benefits

    Cons

    Under a culture rebuilding. Struggling to be Google like
    A little fish in a big sea.
    Uncertain future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Good company with innovations but ruined by management

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, working conditions. Great co-workers who cares and worked hard. Had a few great innovations

    Cons

    Management was a mess, no vision. Management on top of management, hard to get things moving, always back and forth with too many process. The management was milking on the Razr's success for too long and never think outside of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    forward thinking, listen more to lower level's idea and comments.

    Neutral Outlook

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