Motorola Mobility Reviews

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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Innovative, Iconic Company. Smart Engineers. Mixed Leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Working with smart, dedicated engineers on products with real impact. Playing with cutting-edge hardware and devices (some of which never saw release). Lots of encouragement to explore new ideas, innovate outside existing product roadmaps and showcase them at internal and external events.

    Cons

    Revolving leadership and mixed messages from management in later years created an uncertain environment with changing goals and unclear priorities. Sometimes caused knee-jerk reactions and political wrangling with irreversible consequences.

    Having said that, this is a company that I absolutely believe in. I want to see reclaim its legacy as an iconic and innovative American brand and hope that some of these issues have been addressed in recent years.

  2. Great design culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Design Visibility
    Good Pay
    I've heard it has great benefits, but I don't get them

    Cons

    Contractors sometimes don't get full-time

  3. Nice experience

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte C H, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte C H, VA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for and very innovative

    Cons

    NO cons as such for me. Happy working here

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Well positioned. Too much of a hardware company. Doesnt understand software and cloud.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Is in a turnaround phase

    Cons

    Poor management culture. Secretive, defensive, political. Especially hardware leadership.

  6. Good leadership, hard work

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Leadership is positioning the company well. There is lots of opportunity to make an impact, because major investment decisions happen regularly.

    Cons

    Mid-management is inconsistent. Perhaps because of insecurity and politics related to recent mergers, some managers micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue differentiation along the current strategy. As merger settles, clarify career opportunities in the larger organization.

  7. Best wireless product organization in the US

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    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mentorship, Higher number of experienced seasoned professionals, Friendly, Diversity, World-class engineering

    Cons

    Not good for highly driven experienced professionals, due to the conflicts with the incumbents.

  8. Outstanding company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative company with a world class reputation for quality and imagining a bold future. It was an honor to represent the company all over the world in the most exciting and fastest growing consumer product market in history, the cellphone/smartphone.

    Cons

    Had a tendency to keep poor senior level managers too long, too much damage was done waiting for them to be replaced, to many opportunities missed.

    Advice to Management

    The company was at it best when talented engineers and technical people ran the company. They had a vision of the future that changed the world in communications, semi-conductors, etc. but they were replaced by people who worried more about Wall Street and next quarter.

  9. It was a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, good working environment.

    Cons

    Many changes over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the politic and start focusing on the people that do the real job.

  10. Perfect place to learn about the industry and work with super talented engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work place culture, very nice and super talented people to work with. Good bonus and promotion structures.

    Cons

    need to be a team worker and a fast learner

    Advice to Management

    can provide more training classes on various topic

  11. Inefficient work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some bright people,long history in technology

    Cons

    process overheads impede execution,lack of motivated employees

    Advice to Management

    move fast

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