Motorola Mobility Reviews in Illinois

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,504 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Good company but poor management

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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 a year

    Pros

    The company has good asset/ technology/employees/company culture

    Cons

    not quite wise management when it comes to make a decision for where the company should go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Supply Chain Director

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and work environment
    Good sales momentum on lower cost phones.

    Cons

    Continual corporate turmoil: Motorola Inc to Motorola Mobility to Google to Lenovo
    Great American company being sold to a Chinese corporation.

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

    Most process driven job ever

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    Current Employee - Systems Technologist  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Technologist in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Best processes and most organized company

    Cons

    cold weather wasn't fun in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that contracted and did well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Extremely advanced process, supply chain and IT. Marketing challenged

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

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

    Pros

    The people are committed hard working and fun/social to be around. They dive in to help and support each other. Perks, bonus, and salary are very competitive.

    Cons

    Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges. Potential severe policy and benefits changes with the Lenovo acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Management  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work culture at the SJC team

    Cons

    Google and sale with retention of patents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Place for Start up ,there is a wealth of knowledge and you can Learn a lot, Co workers and managers are easy. Good Salary hikes and promotions

    Cons

    New Technology , Late working hours. Work life balance is ok, Less Products in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start make new design phone with good battery life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexibility to work from home. Talented & diverse group of people. The new office location is great.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons. I think there needs to be more opportunities for growth. There are too many organizational changes within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organization needs more stability

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very open environment, as long as you are self-motivated, and what to learn new technologies and skills, the company won't block u from learning it.

    Cons

    A lot of snacks, water and soda. Lunch is not provided, you are on your own. It would be great if there is a gym inside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic!..Until things started going bad

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven co-workers, fast paced and always changing.

    Cons

    Lay-offs are common since technology and competition has passed Motorola by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box. Advertise Motorola's products.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Feedback for this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Wonderful coworkers, friendly interaction with support groups. Benefits are acceptable, but have deteriorated over the past 10 years.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads, extremely stressful, little to no consideration for quality of workplace and personal life outside of work. Very fast paced, intense project schedules poor work-life balance. They expect their employees to sacrifice their personal lives to meet managements insane schedules. For what? A smartphone? It use to be fun working here, but over the last 10 years and all the layoffs, it's been a grueling, negative work environment to pay the bills. If you want to live a happy, joyful life, this isn't part of the equation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees happy and fun to work at. Foster a positive work environment rather than being put under a microscope by a micromanaging VP of engineering.

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