Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 22, 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. Mechanical Engineer Intern

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    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


  2. Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Lots of new technology, innovative engineers, and some great projects.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics and too much management get in the way of creativity, innovation and delivering great products.


  3. MOT - Good Engineering

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good engineering discipline. Very few mgt levels. Running lean.

    Cons

    Decision making not always transparent. Life balance was lacking due to wireless industry demands.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind.


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  5. Work culture

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    Former Employee - Se Mechanical Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Se Mechanical Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent place and benefits And flexible work environment

    Cons

    management was not able to pick the right course and hence a legendory company lost its brand name


  6. good benefits, too many hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good experience, good health plan, onsite daycare, fair/decent PTO policy

    Cons

    too many hours expected, tough mgmt


  7. Helpful (1)

    Focused coordinated flexibility in the quality circles of team management, and the lean philosophy.

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    Former Employee - Analystst/Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Analystst/Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and agile structural-wise and single minded mentality, to achieve and excel without compromises. Very ambitious and driven management style, that occasionally or lose sight of the capabilities and resources, but are positive and supportive, through the project cycle.

    Cons

    Depend too much on short term or temporary solutions, as opposed to developing and bringing in new talent, which potentially could make the difference in needed change, attitude and ideas, sorely needed to fully meet burgeoning demands.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a tendency to not keep an accurate or close tap on necessary resources, personal or skillsets or develop fully, those that are available sometimes are discounted or not fully utilized or engaged for opinions, suggestions or their unique.insights.


  8. Good company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Maybe too many irons in the fire, too many groups developing code for multiple phone carriers!

    Advice to Management

    If there was some way to streamline the processes so multiple groups aren't inventing the same things at the same time...more knowledge sharing to save time and duplication of effort!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Specialist (selling EOL inventory)

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very impressive former corporate HQ's in Libertyville, IL. Nice cafeteria and always getting freebies of Bluetooth headsets (test units).

    Cons

    Very much a grind trying to sell end-of-life Bluetooth accessories.

    Advice to Management

    Allow contract workers to have more of a shot at going perm with the company & to take more calculated risks.


  10. It is great working here

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    Pros

    Lots of freedom including work from home.

    Cons

    There are frequent lay-offs and there are no raises.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good long term company that lost it's way and did not keep up with change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology company, family oriented generally a good place to work.

    Cons

    High level management too focused on short term results instead of long term plan/health of company.



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