Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Motorola Shines Through

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer
    Former Employee - Java Developer

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, helpful management and staff

    Cons

    traveling distance to my home

    Advice to Management

    continue to share more with employees


  2. Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. staff software engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Many stupid decision including office move.


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  5. Help desk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

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

    Pros

    Environment, Culture, Diversitiy, Going Green

    Cons

    People lack of following instructions


  6. Senior Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance.Good for engineers and lots of exciting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Company's long term strategy is not very clear.


  7. Comms Director

    Former Employee - Communications Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Motorola was a great growth experience for me. Even though it's gone through the many iterations it has in the past few years, it still is a global brand with global products and a multi-billion dollar company. So it's great experience for someone in the consumer tech space to learn and make an impact on a business

    Cons

    While I really liked a lot of the people, I felt that upper management created a culture of fear. You were only as good as your last success and that's a tough environment to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more positive culture, try to retain the talent before they run out the door and give more positive reinforcement.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice environment
    Nice people
    Nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Not so agile. Some teams do apply agile methodologies, but it would depend on which group you work. Even on the agile teams, there are some high bureaucracy to get through with some processes.

    Advice to Management

    Need to strength the product management team. Be careful not to go back to old-Motorola slow changing organization.


  9. Sr. Director Quality, North America Sales Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding engineering team developing industry leading products

    Cons

    Quality focus tends to be misaligned at times -

    Advice to Management

    Test products to customer and regulatory specs to get products to market faster


  10. Admin

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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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, work life balance is good

    Cons

    Constant Change of companies since 2010.


  11. Great company that took a great fall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best, brightest, most talented people in the Chicagoland area worked here. Learned a lot. Worked there 10 years.

    Cons

    When they fell, they fell hard. A lot of it due to large egos and bad leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Too late to do anything now. Should have left the company in the hands of the Galvins...and maybe Chicago would still have one of its shining stars. Now, its just a sliver of its former self--that keeps getting bought and sold by lesser companies.



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