Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Contract Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter/Sourcer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with there. Good Environment and fast pace projects to work on.

    Cons

    Left due to getting purchased by Google.


  2. Product Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great coworkers

    Cons

    A company in decline after being gutted by Google and now with recent major layoff


  3. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    At the Sunnyvale Office: - Rich diversity, great teams - Communication, Company Values. - Management is approachable (it has been like that since Google's ownership) - great offices and location - Several free snacks... but not all healthy... :-) - Excellent Gym - Data driven.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for the employees is the major re-org. For those impacted and those left to rebuild.

    Advice to Management

    With re-org, ensure communication between offices and teams are at the top of the agenda. Teams can not work in isolation!


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  5. disign engineer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Port St Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice work place enyrthing you needed to complete the job at hand was given to you

    Cons

    only thing was the 7 boss asking for help but only one boss was your boss


  6. High tech

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    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.


  7. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Unfortunately some bad high level management decisions were the downfall of this historic company

    Cons

    Poor job timing different market segments resulting in a decades long slide from the top of the industry to the bottom

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out


  8. Technical IT Intern

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is good, good employee benefits, good projects

    Cons

    The biggest setback of Motorola is that there's no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Should work on the business aspect of the company


  9. Fun job working on the latest technology

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working on the latest technology and on devices that I think are the best Android phones out there. Coworkers were great, and the Merchandise Mart is a fantastic working space.

    Cons

    It's getting harder to innovate in the mobile phone space because the competition is churning out phones faster and cheaper. This means less differentiation between phones. That being said, I think the moto phones have a great story with Moto display, lower cost to the consumer, and "pure android." It's just hard to publicize this the consumer (takes lots of marketing $$$). Also new focus in the industry seems to be moving to turning out phones cheaper and faster... which contributes to less "fun" opportunities for engineers. Latest round of layoffs may fix this somewhat by reducing the number of engineers who touch the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with it. Recent changes seem to be the right steps-- moto/lenovo can't keep losing money like they have been with high cost structure at moto... and the separate company approach clearly was not working.


  10. Great Company within a challenging market environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Techology the company develops and provides to market is great, People are extremely motivated, Culture is very open and innovative

    Cons

    Ability to market and get above competitor visibility


  11. Legacy Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Company to build your resume

    Cons

    Still has old Motorola mindset



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