Motorola Mobility Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 122 reviews)

  • Very flexible work hours as long as things get done (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A new company reborn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great technology company with a long history of innovation in cellular technology. Teams are very passionate about their products and are some of the hardest working engineers I know. The talent is very deep and experienced. The recent purchase by Google will fundamentally change the company from an 1990s company to the more modern age, albeit as a much smaller entitiy

    Cons

    Management has been slow to keep up with technology trends, until recently when the entire company was split up and purchased by Google. Recent management has been moving very rapidly to reform the company which has caused a culture clash, expected, and a loss of a lot of experience due to down sizing. The challenge will be to keep the company alive while fundamentally changing what it is doing. The reality, is that there is a long way to go before Motorola Mobility will challenge the leaders in the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new marketplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Development

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

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

    Pros

    If you are a foreign worker on an H1-B and you need your green card, this may be ok for you. If you want to work long hours with questionable acknowledgement this is for you. It is probably ok for new grads to get some experience in the workforce.

    Cons

    There has been a history of working long hours to compensate for poor management decisions. This has improved since goggle has purchased the company and I suspect it will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the Google management style, this appears to be working! The old Mot did not understand 'managed by data' and frequently ignored the data if it meant they could get an additional bonus by looking the other way.

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

    Very Rewarding and unstable due to frequent management recycles

    Former Employee - IT Materials Management  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Materials Management in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They had great benefits and very technically driven

    Cons

    They changed managers so often the direction of the company seemed unknown at any given time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focus and know what your goals are

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    growth opportunities
    diversified working environment
    great benefit
    great trainning

    Cons

    compary location (hate Chincago's long winter)
    job security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but the job is a little boring

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company with a gym. Their management is strict and formal.

    Cons

    Transport is not convenient, although a pace bus stops at the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise the salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Undergoing a Lot of Changes

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. A lot of changes going on. The culture has changed for it to have become a better place to work for the younger workforce.

    Cons

    Not working mother friendly (working from home option not allowed)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never a dull moment.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to move around the organization if you want to.
    Lots of opportunities to travel abroad if you want them.
    You get to work with mobile phones.
    Very smart people work here.

    Cons

    Employees are always on the clock.
    Too many processes that take too long -- need to find a faster way to work to remain competitive.
    So many layoffs there are probably more alums than employees now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for a better work/life balance.
    Reinvent your process flows to sustain competitiveness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Let go after 14 years...

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Able to work from home, set own hours.

    Cons

    Poor pay, bonus, no chance for advancement. Annual reviews are pointless. Severe downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been a great experience so far.

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    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst  in  Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very little micro management. Free hand in everything increases creativity and innovation

    Cons

    Company striving hard to get back on track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cool company that is not profitable

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Cool products
    Nice people
    Competitive Industry
    Trying to innovate

    Cons

    Not profitable - many layoffs
    Google controls everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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