Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment and table tennis room in the office (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Politics among senior management (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to work & learn

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Senior QA Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company, great colleges, helps to learn a lot

    Cons

    Need to depend upon market situation.


  2. Mechanical Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team dynamics, fast pace industry Great location and working environment Good benefits

    Cons

    Industrial design team and marketing lack of direction Slow growth for young engineers Need more younger engineers, most engineers are there 10+ years


  3. imaging engineer intern

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    Former Intern - Imaging Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Imaging Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as an intern

    Pros

    1) Amazing team. 2) Amazing Projects. 3) got to learn lots of stuff. 4) Superb relocation assistance.

    Cons

    none that i can think of right now.


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  5. High tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ECommerce Customer Service Process Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - ECommerce Customer Service Process Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great teams and cooperative efforts to achieve goals. Global multicultural personnel.

    Cons

    Changes in aligning with new parent company.


  6. Mechanical Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team. Team. Team. My team mates are great and there are many bright and talented people there. Driven to get good results and willing to bend over backwards for each other.

    Cons

    Leadership and Development of new leadership. Iqbal Arshad rules with a heavy hand. This trickles down through all levels of management. It is also very apparent that they can't make a decision which puts timing and product cycles at risk. The company just lost many good hard working people to layoffs, due to decisions made at a higher level. Yet, still all leadership stays the same. Lenovo's acquisition may lead to a better business, but it doesn't seem to be leading to a better culture. Benefits are slowly being taken away and employee moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    For the company, Lenovo's biggest mistake, was leaving Motorola to their own devices. Then when the Google effect wore off, the true Motorola shone through.


  7. Best people ever!

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely top notch talent, dedication and innovation. I loved everyday of it!

    Cons

    Poor track record monetizing innovation. Senior leadership trying to cut their way to profitability.

    Advice to Management

    New management team seems to have better business judgement. Keep up the innovation and beautiful products!


  8. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good balance between work and life, game room, free snacks, open working environment, good benefits and compensation, training opportunity.

    Cons

    during depressing and downsizing, bad location, not a good place for career starter, bureaucratic, slow action in a fast-paced industry,

    Advice to Management

    I hope more and more managers in this company could take more risk/responsibility to re-innovate this company.


  9. cutting edge company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great engineers to work with, innovative work place, awesome products to work on, work-life balance is top in class

    Cons

    struggling for profit due to less awareness among consumer about its or any awesomeness


  10. Long time Motorola employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work on some leading edge technology.

    Cons

    The company has been losing money for some time and can't seem to figure out how to get back to being a profitable growing company. We just keep shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out something different because just continuing the current path will fail.


  11. Global Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location of office is amazing, some fun events occur at office

    Cons

    Job security is very scary, every year for the 10 years I have been with the company has been some sort job cuts or complete site closures have happened. I have been grateful I have never been impacted, but something to consider before working here.



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