Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 122 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)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Positive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team that I belonged to was great team. The chemistry among us was amazing. The low to mid level managers encouraged and participated in team bonding activities. The most enjoyful work place for me so far.

    Cons

    no formal training if you are working on new stuffs. Need to ask around although they all are willing to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions never came.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - RF Engineer
    Former Employee - RF Engineer

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Professional company with training, medical benefits, 401K plan, great products and great people.

    Cons

    Because it's a large company, sometimes the red tape can get in the way of a quick response to client issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most process driven job ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Technologist  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Technologist in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Best processes and most organized company

    Cons

    cold weather wasn't fun in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that contracted and did well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great workmates!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoy fellow employees. Great atmosphere while at work. Perks are nice as well. :)

    Cons

    Needs to be more focus on product supports and R&D focust on projects that show promise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has good asset/ technology/employees/company culture

    Cons

    not quite wise management when it comes to make a decision for where the company should go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A strong engineering company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    A strong time that did work I could be proud of.

    Cons

    Typical of a larger company, it wasn't always clear when the vision was going to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely advanced process, supply chain and IT. Marketing challenged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people are committed hard working and fun/social to be around. They dive in to help and support each other. Perks, bonus, and salary are very competitive.

    Cons

    Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges. Potential severe policy and benefits changes with the Lenovo acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Still a good company, but is getting old

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Motorola is a company with tradition, has made many records of the world, and has a tradition that put focus on engineering. management team is putting a lot of emphasis on innovation, and try to re-innovate the company. New products are gaining focus from the media.

    Cons

    Still need a new leader who is powerful enough to be able to turn the overall direction. Need find new source of income.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office culture is good.

    Cons

    Very unstable. Lay off is a common thing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No clear direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people dedicated to doing the right thing and willing to make personal sacrifices based on making that happen.

    Cons

    The is a severe lack of direction, decisions change without obvious thought. Direction seems dependent on what other think rather than what we think is right. There are too many people looking to fight a political game and grow power for themselves rather that figuring out what is required to be successful. Instead they build strategy based on what the analysts say and then spend their time infighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have as much faith in what your employees say as what the analysts say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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