Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,507 Reviews
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 125 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 94 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    I enjoyed my experience with Motorola Mobility

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    To help Motorola grow and expand.

    Cons

    I do not know any downside to working at Motorola !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be people persons !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    best place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good atmosphere, nice people, good salary, nice managers, nice office, innovative company, good bonuses

    Cons

    IBM bought FOSC MMI in krakow which was the worst thing which could happen

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    Lead Engineer

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Talented people at work
    Friendly environment, Supportive Leads

    Cons

    Too much Process Oriented
    Nothing much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should share the product roadmap with the employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Had a good run

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance was very good. The teams shared a good camaraderie.

    Cons

    Office was shut down. It was a good run though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is a great place to work. Work atmosphere is very supportive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    It offers great flexibility to balance work and life.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Motorola Mobility is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Five Year Employment at Motorola Mobility

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    Former Employee - NPI Supply Chain Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - NPI Supply Chain Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a Program Manager for Networked Video Infrastructure Solution products in the Motorola Home business my 5 year employment was one of the finest experiences of my career. The one thing I always appreciated was the way different departments work together to form cohesive teams.

    Cons

    Since the Motorola Home business was sold to ARRIS a major reduction in workforce took place. Unfortunately I was part of that reduction however I am currently pursuing openings at Motorola Mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Operation Manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Motorola is a company which you can make real friends here.

    Cons

    well, a lot of motorolan left ..it's really sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some mid of level managers should learn how to manage their staff . they always want to control them but train them to work independent

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A new company reborn

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great technology company with a long history of innovation in cellular technology. Teams are very passionate about their products and are some of the hardest working engineers I know. The talent is very deep and experienced. The recent purchase by Google will fundamentally change the company from an 1990s company to the more modern age, albeit as a much smaller entitiy

    Cons

    Management has been slow to keep up with technology trends, until recently when the entire company was split up and purchased by Google. Recent management has been moving very rapidly to reform the company which has caused a culture clash, expected, and a loss of a lot of experience due to down sizing. The challenge will be to keep the company alive while fundamentally changing what it is doing. The reality, is that there is a long way to go before Motorola Mobility will challenge the leaders in the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new marketplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work and career experience

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great brand good culture, good management good infrastructure

    Cons

    remote HR remote IT low high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Couldn't have asked for more ..

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best part about working with Motorola was it's employee policies. My friends from other companies (including those from Fortune 50 companies) were kind of jealous of me because of the super awesome policies Motorola had. For example 30 paid leaves annually plus 16 sick leaves, business class travel if flight time is more than 5 hours (even if you are a fresher), significantly higher caps on mediclaim expenditures compared to other companies to name a few.

    But it more than the policies, it was the culture which made Motorola a great company to work with. Opportunities to grow .. simply outstanding!!! I spent close to 6 years at Motorola and I doubt if I had switched to any other company had I not taken the entrepreneurship route.

    In my 6 years tenure I got to work on multiple technologies starting from 2G to 4G and everything in between, working on multiple programming languages and acquired certain skills which I may not have acquired elsewhere.

    Cons

    Sad to see that Motorola has been broken down to many smaller companies now and the business unit I used to work for has now been acquired by NSN.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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