Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.1 1,477 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(20 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    low pace work, slow progress on the schedule

    Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) Libertyville, IL

    Proslife and work balance is good, very few over time

    Conslimited career growth, too much office politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Uncertain times but great place to learn.

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsMotorola Mobility is a great to place to learn for any engineer.

    ConsRecent years have been filled with lots of uncertainties of laying off.

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    Product Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood work life balance, good management team

    ConsLayoffs, mediocre benefits, employee morale low

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining needed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for talented professionals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtremely Talented and Experienced Coworkers
    Great Work-Life Balance
    Very Good Compensation and Benefit Package
    Good Support

    ConsGenerating operating losses
    Way too many older employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementStill need to shape the organization.
    Need more young & energetic workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to work

    Senior Principal Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsVery good engineering talent, very good work culture with in the teams.

    ConsToo many program managers asking for status updates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Feel like we are in the final straight

    Director (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsStrong leadership team, very collaborative environment, great products that are really starting to get momentum.
    Industry leading software team and getting Motorola first to market with Android plus adding new features that are really useful vs. gimmicks.

    ConsLots of change - mostly in the right direction, but it's not for the faint hearted.
    It's sometimes hard to get things done, as some processes no longer work, having been built by people no longer with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great to learn more about Lenovo's plans for the future.
    Keep shipping great products and everything else will fall into place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Only Way Is Up!

    Project Lead (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat People who are focused on the Company being successful...fun products - disruptive in the market-place.

    ConsUncertainty of Lenovo acquisition...fear of dilution of Motorola Mobility Brand....Motorolan's have huge pride in & for their company...to erase / loose the brand would be another US Industry tragedy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember "Made int he USA"? That holds sway in the US marketplace....let's not loose it with by being structured incorrectly in the marketplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

    Principal Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsSmart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

    ConsStaff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    software engineer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgood culture, career advancement opportunity

    Conswork schedule is often tight

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsHeritage of innovation.

    ConsConstant change, no growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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