Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. MMI Review

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management. Did not work at the company long enough time to add more.

    Cons

    Hard to follow company direction.

  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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. I'd work there again

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Always worked on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Management was not effective in analyzing trends

  6. Team Lead

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

  7. Motorola Mobility is in disarray.

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Director Finance

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  9. software QA engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work closely with developers. easy to communicate.

    Cons

    cafeteria is bad, no PTO for contractors

  10. 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good learning experience, but no long-term growth opportunity

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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