Motorola Mobility
3.1 of 5 1,466 reviews
www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 1,466 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(15 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California"
    in 119 reviews
  • "Very flexible work hours as long as things get done"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions"
    in 95 reviews
  • "Also, the work-life balance can be difficult, because it's a fast-paced industry"
    in 22 reviews
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    Fantastic!..Until things started going bad

    Customer Service Operations (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSmart, driven co-workers, fast paced and always changing.

    ConsLay-offs are common since technology and competition has passed Motorola by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box. Advertise Motorola's products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, but morale had been decreasing

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsLearned a lot as a new hire from college
    Culture and morale was at the highest when I first started in 2006
    Opportunity to travel to many countries to support product launch
    Co-workers were cool and fun

    Cons2008 company started to have multiple rounds of lay-offs and morale decreased
    Multiple reorganizations within the company every 2 months or so

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood experience and good people

    Conslong commute, not enough compensation

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    My team at MMI was great, but the company as a whole lost its way years ago.

    Performance Optimization Engineer (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI worked with great people and had a great manager who set goals but left you alone to achieve them. As an electrical engineer, I worked with very competent, dedicated colleagues. MMI has come up with technically excellent handsets like the X and Droid MAXX, but Apple and Samsung have vastly greater marketing budgets.

    ConsThe once- or twice-yearly layoffs since 2007 got to me after a while - they're energy- and morale-sapping. So did the lack of a successful winning strategy on the part of the senior leadership team. I hope that Lenovo can end the endless downsizing, but I doubt that it can and suspect Lenovo will end up just slapping the Motorola brand on made-in-china products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm afraid it's probably too late to turn the company around, at least in its current form.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard to predict the future, but has potential to be an extremely great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDepending upon the group and job function, there can be a decent work-life balance. Some are allowed to work remotely, despite the directive from upper management to be in the office all the time, but the rule being bent is highly manager and job function dependent. A lot of good people to work with. Potential to learn a lot if you meet the right people. Downtown office is beautiful. Snack rooms have been stocked regularly and there's a nice game room. Many believe these smaller perks will change after Lenovo comes in.

    ConsCompany isn't making money, so there's a lot of uncertainty.
    You have to be your own champion if you want to get promoted.
    Training is group dependent, but you'll also need to be your own champion if you want professional growth. Can be hard work and long hours if the weight of the organization is thrown at you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees below the glass ceiling (below Director level) rarely ever see upper management mingle with other staff. Spending an hour in an unrecorded session to get in touch would be nicer than in a townhall setting. Many are apprehensive to speak freely when it's viewable to everyone in the org and in front of so many people.

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    A company losing money does not present the best opportunities for advancement

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsTradition of company, culture and values are worth trying to restore

    ConsRevolving door. Thousands of layoffs over and over again. New people were put in positions without any training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a disconnect between the employees and the management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to get your foot in the door

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany has many resources to utilize

    ConsContinues to be bought out by competitors

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    I have worked for Motorola for about 4 yrs from 2005~2009

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVery good process and quality control

    ConsAs most of the employees from different country so need to consider office culture

    Advice to Senior Managementenhance leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excilent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work environment. No hard work at all

    ConsOver time every week but less paying job

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    Used to be a great American company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Libertyville, IL

    ProsUsed to have great training programs

    ConsAfter a few wrong choices for top-managements, lost all initiatives and Google doesn't care about the company itself

    Advice to Senior ManagementManufacturing business is different from Software business...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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