Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Look somewhere else

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great severance package

    Cons

    low morale, slow at making decisions, no career development and no vision

    Advice to Management

    stop the firing and then hiring; it been going on too long and all the real talent has already left the company. Moving HQ to downtown Chicago is not going to get anymore talent, if the talent is smart they will take 1 look at the company and run the opposite direction.


  2. Dismal work environment from once great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    The few employees that remain do care about each other

    Cons

    There is no corporate culture left after so many layoffs. Pervasive feeling of stress, sense this is the last chance, and growing belief that Google is going to take the IP and kill off the rest.

    Advice to Management

    The few long time Motorola managers that are left are retired in place, just hanging on for those last few months. New managers coming in are not being attuned to a vision or taught to care about team building. When in consumer products, you need teams.


  3. Toxic Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At one time, Motorola was synonymous with technological innovation. It also was the birthplace of Six Sigma.

    Cons

    As much as they tried to change it, the culture of “warring tribes” persisted. Engineers running the company, not business people. Even though they invented it, Six Sigma was "re-introduced" on 3 separate occasions. They lost their business (and moral) compass.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time... as there is not much left.


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  5. Worst possible nightmare of a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, some work flexibility

    Cons

    Extreme pressure cooker environment, no value for your work, you are treated like a disposable rag, ineffective HR, rude management

    Advice to Management

    Fire inexperienced people in the management


  6. Helpful (2)

    Going Down the Drain - Hopefully Google can save them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in Florida are great. They are hardworking and go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Management in Illinois. They think they know it all but they were the ones driving the ship when it went down. The Plantation facility was making money and very successful.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at who are original Motorolan's in upper management in Illinois. If Google is going to grow the business they need to clean house further.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Motorola Mobility is doomed for failure

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like working with no rewards, join Motorola Mobility.

    Cons

    No brand recognition and extremely political. No respect No communication All bureaucracy No team spirit Complete incompetence Complete failure of management to assign people with the skills to the jobs. Complete failure of management to support, train, and motivate personnel

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts of individual contributors.


  8. Once a great company, now on the way down and out.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility of work schedule.

    Cons

    Although Motorola had been experiencing loses for many years, it seems that nothing management does can reverse that trend. Layoffs have become commonplace, employee moral is at rock-bottom, and the company has gotten even worse since being bought by Google. Employees are no longer treated as an asset, but rather as a commodity, and instead are thrown out like yesterday's trash at the whim of management, without consideration for how well an individual performs or what they contribute. Since August, 2012, 5,200 Motorolans have been laid off, the set-top box division is being sold off, and the entire supply chain organization is being sold and/or outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to save money WITHOUT eliminating hard-working employees. Google has destroyed Motorola's corporate culture to the point where no one will want to work for Motorola. Given how highly Google is supposedly rated a place to work, you would never know it by the way the people at Motorola Mobility have been treated since being acquired by Google.


  9. Goog-orola

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Part of Google now so hidden behind their financial performance. No longer forced to keep up with HW spec based product or Android release cycle. Join Google instead and take a rotation to Moto.

    Cons

    Very different from Google - culture, politics, perks, people, although mgmt would like to think they are the same. The influx of Googlers creating a tiered culture. Those that are from Google have visibility, trust and air-time with the new leadership. Moto considered mid-western, lazy (IMO) and lacks IQ.

    Advice to Management

    give Moto people an equal seat at the table. Else you will loose bright people.


  10. Lay-offs, lay-offs, and more lay-offs!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with decent pay and benefits. Use to be a market leader in cell phones. When things were rolling along good it was a good place to work.

    Cons

    Decaying, bloated leadership. Maybe the Google takeover can turn it around. To much politics and waste leaving too many "chiefs" and not enough "indians" to do the work to produce good products.


  11. Poor senior leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Motorola was a source of pride. The co-workers were like family

    Cons

    Headquarters treated the locations outside of Chicago as if they did not know what they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in your employees, the majority of time they know what they are doing. Due to managements poor leadership, Motorola lost it's edge



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