Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Best people ever!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely top notch talent, dedication and innovation. I loved everyday of it!

    Cons

    Poor track record monetizing innovation. Senior leadership trying to cut their way to profitability.

    Advice to Management

    New management team seems to have better business judgement. Keep up the innovation and beautiful products!


  2. Good Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment to work at.

    Cons

    Too complicated and integrsted systems


  3. Historic company still battling in mobile arena...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Without a doubt the name Motorola invokes some great memories for engineers and consumers alike, however the company has struggled to stay current in the challenging mobile market. The product shift a few years ago was a great move allowing the company to gain back some momentum/market share and with recent product announcements that trend may continue. The halls are lined with passionate engineers looking to deliver world class product and services. You will definitely learn a lot in the mobile/android/SaaS space. Great work life balance, however, that was prior to the recent reduction.

    Cons

    Getting on the "right" project can be difficult...it's far too easy for Mgt to fill a void and then leave the team on that project forever!! The hiring process is far more complicated than it needs to be...when qualified candidates are approved by all the interviewers and the hiring manager, but the req is denied by the review committee, something is definitely wrong...this is on far more than a few occasions!! Project teams can still be rather silo'd and with it come all of the problems one would expect. Internal app/service projects can get green-lighted with no clear go to market strategy, ultimately wasting 1000's of engineering hours and resources.

    Advice to Management

    The teams are there ready willing and able to deliver, however, given the acquisition by Lenovo and the challenging China market, directional changes can change on a moments notice...my advice to Mgt, pick a direction, commit to it, communicate clearly how this affects the bottom line and then let the teams charge forward. Allow the teams to be more flat and give the teams more latitude to move from one project to another.


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  5. This WAS a great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company used to be a great company

    Cons

    Upper-management has made a lot of mistakes and takes it out on the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Learn where to make appropriate cuts to ensure the business does well. Don't let the senior leadership team make bad decisions and take it out on your engineers.


  6. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good balance between work and life, game room, free snacks, open working environment, good benefits and compensation, training opportunity.

    Cons

    during depressing and downsizing, bad location, not a good place for career starter, bureaucratic, slow action in a fast-paced industry,

    Advice to Management

    I hope more and more managers in this company could take more risk/responsibility to re-innovate this company.


  7. cutting edge company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great engineers to work with, innovative work place, awesome products to work on, work-life balance is top in class

    Cons

    struggling for profit due to less awareness among consumer about its or any awesomeness


  8. Long time Motorola employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work on some leading edge technology.

    Cons

    The company has been losing money for some time and can't seem to figure out how to get back to being a profitable growing company. We just keep shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out something different because just continuing the current path will fail.


  9. Motorola Lenovo

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Supply Chain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Supply Chain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment conducive to High Technology and increasingly innovation. Fast paced organization which creates organizational commitment and will to succeed. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Few instances of innovation resistance mainly in process and system change.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and stimulate Change Management practices


  10. Global Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in West Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location of office is amazing, some fun events occur at office

    Cons

    Job security is very scary, every year for the 10 years I have been with the company has been some sort job cuts or complete site closures have happened. I have been grateful I have never been impacted, but something to consider before working here.


  11. Materials Specialist

    Former Employee - Contractor in Port Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Port Barrington, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, used to be owned by Google.

    Cons

    Just layed off 25% of workforce.



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