Motorola Mobility

  www.motorola.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Motorola Mobility Reviews in France

Updated March 9, 2014
Updated March 9, 2014
1,495 Reviews

3.4
1,495 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
Rick Osterloh
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

3 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Streamlined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Toulouse (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Toulouse (France)

    Pros

    A lot of the fat has been removed and they are now a lean company. Great engineers and know-how of how to do a cellular phone

    Cons

    Too many management layers. Still moving too slowly in a tough market where they are now well behind the competition. Could use leaner development environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Another missed opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Manager in Paris (France)

    Pros

    - Learning opportunites: lot of knowledgeable and willing to share people
    - High technological challenges: lot of opportunties to optimize technology
    - Diversity rich company
    - True distributed company: very easy to get involved into multi-disciplinary multi-regional teams

    Cons

    - No strong management: no real owner of a strategy
    - Lack of strategy visibility: too much distributed decision process
    - Lack of efficient decision process: "don't take a no as a no"
    - Difficulty in understanding markets outside of the US: not enough of local markets is fed back and acknowledged in strategy and product decisions
    - Taking decisions too late, so that they are hard each time
    - Changing strategy too often: good in micro execution, not in macro execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate
    - Be franck and crystal clear
    - Listen to non US employees, they are the best company's resource to help understand the local trends and markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Motorola, a new Titanic in the telecoms.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Motorola has a long history and has already demonstrated its ability to revolution the telecoms. It is possible to maintain this "innovation spirit" and to stay a pioneer in the telecoms, but only if the senior management makes the effort of trying to understand what the employees are working on and what they are able to accomplish.

    Cons

    No connection between my work and the Motorola products.
    The senior management doesn't understand and doesn't mind anything of my team's work: there is a kind of cut of communication between my direct management and the senior management.
    The senior management does not have any vision of the company's future : they don't know what to do, they only manage the company on a day-to-day basis, they are not able to build long or middle term projects.
    The senior management doesn't understand anything to the market trends and challenges : they clearly don't see where the competitors go, how the market is evolving and what the consumers want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management should be more closer to the employees, should develop better skills in strategy and have a better understanding of the technologies developed by the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Motorola Mobility? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.