Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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66 Ratings

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 technical talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineering talent and a well tuned machine to turn out quality phones.

    Cons

    Out bound marketing could not get an effective demand generation program growing and new Google owners that they knew it all. But they were in fact just running out the clock until they could sell to Lenovo

    Advice to Management

    At the time, listen and take input


  2. Helpful (1)

    Senior account manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plantation, FL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, great innovation and lots of good culture brought over from Google.

    Cons

    Miniscule marketing budget inhibits awareness and driving purchase intent of the killer products. Very competitive space and not sure they have the funding to see this through.


  3. MOT - Good Engineering

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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. Sr. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, innovative culture that encouraged teamwork and collaboration.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing at the end....


  6. Fast Paced!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Motorola has a fast paced environment and you are working with great engineers on cutting edge technology. You learn a lot but sometimes, it can be stressful.

    Cons

    Sometimes, you wish that it was a bit slower environment.


  7. So so

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, benefit is also good, good location in downtown.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as other IT company, career path is not very clear to employee.

    Advice to Management

    Need more new people to improve this company, need new idea for current product, need revolution


  8. Interning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn tons working with these guys on R an D project

    Cons

    They are loosing their grip on the market. Apple is taking over the market accordingly

    Advice to Management

    Go to the employees and ask what happened to the former market share leader's experience reform


  9. Good company to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, great stock options, and great vacation package. Casual atmosphere (sometimes a select few take casual to a new meaning). Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    There were a few cons however — the company likes to keep a lot of contractors, this creates some trepidation over job security. Sometimes, you are stuck with projects you dislike while others get easier, more fun projects to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the employees to rate your upper management and understand what kind of people are working (term used loosely) as your representatives of the Phoenix facility. I think that there would be a lot of raised eyebrows when the management sees how they are viewed by their reports. This would go as far as a review of plant manager (however, there are too many people who are 'yes men' and only care about their personal growth).


  10. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is great and helps people to learn

    Cons

    Working is not great, but if you have to, this is a great place

    Advice to Management

    You are wonderful, keep up the good work!


  11. Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great heritage

    Cons

    Did not change with the times. Internal silos. No direction.



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