Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,515 Reviews
3.4
1,515 Reviews
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 125 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Top Notch Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Plantation, FL

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, great benefit package, professional atmosphere and co-workers

    Cons

    bureaucratic processes, not knowing who to contact to navigate through the paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline more processes for efficiency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, long hours and great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Motorola has a friendly atmosphere and everyone supports each other.

    Cons

    depending on your position you could have long hours and travel to the corporate HQ in Chicago a bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    They have really Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    There can be Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice manager and team, flexible work time, neat work environment

    Cons

    Can't think too much of a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can lay your hands on some real leading stuffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Distinguish member of technical staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work culture which allows you to schedule your own work, some amount of innovation, solid products releases.

    Cons

    Hard to grow in engineering role, some manager do politics, pay is not one of the best in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging opportunities, exciting technology and business and lots of work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Very talented people and many opportunities to keep learning in an ever changing highly technical environment. Offers good salaries and good benefits.

    Cons

    Highly demanding workload with little focus on work/life balance. Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More efficiencies to allow employees to focus on the important aspects of their jobs. Adding a few resources or reducing complexities can go a long way to a happy workforce.

  8.  

    Poor Direction, Great People

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were top of the heap. Good employees, hard workers, fun to hang around with.

    Cons

    Senior management was living in the past - they had prior success and it got to their head. They felt they didn't need to listen to customers and didn't need to take risks. Series of layoffs resulted in best employees leaving on their own.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A former great company that lost its way - very good technology but horrible in marketing!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

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

    Pros

    Talented People, Technology innovation, Dedication to quality were some of the key characteristics to success

    Cons

    Confused and inconsistent management planning focus. Team building and org development suffered as a consequence..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the customer and your people. Devise a disruptive growth strategy and stick with it! Then develop a real marketing team to connect this once great global brand to a clear definition higlighting the capabilities of your products that represent a distinctive tangible experience people can recognize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, but can be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working on some cool projects

    Cons

    Constant short sight of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the act together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, great brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Strong customer relationships and high expectations from them. Customers are always willing to hear from you.

    Cons

    At times it is a struggle to deliver excellence. Priorities shift constantly, resources constrained.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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