Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,537 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good experience and good people

    Cons

    long commute, not enough compensation

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excilent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good work environment. No hard work at all

    Cons

    Over time every week but less paying job

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Star

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    - Work with potentially cutting edge products;
    - Good salary;
    - Good benefits;
    - Good new location;
    - Many, many hard-working teams, many talented engineers;
    - Ability to test out some great products;

    Cons

    - Leadership is completely self-centered, doesn't want to look outside and see what others are doing;
    - Criticism is completely out of question, even the most obviously stupid management decisions are met with ovation;
    - There is no life-work balance as a principle 24/7 is expected of everyone, and anything else is considered as a bad work ethics;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rotting from the inside out...bleeding competent people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Lots of parking, capable employees are quitting every day

    Cons

    -Old Motorola culture is well and alive
    -No confidence in most of the new leadership, new is supposed to be better (old motorola is just waiting to take over again)
    -Policy for everything
    -Lots of talk about change, but no action whatsoever
    -You'll create slides everyday but you aren't going to be able to ask why, you just execute
    -No innovation whatsoever
    -You are on a need to know basis
    -Culture of No
    -Has taken everything from Google and implemented poorly
    -Cafe is terrible and expensive
    -Lenovo is the new parent company - enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should quit too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company losing money does not present the best opportunities for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tradition of company, culture and values are worth trying to restore

    Cons

    Revolving door. Thousands of layoffs over and over again. New people were put in positions without any training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between the employees and the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to get your foot in the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has many resources to utilize

    Cons

    Continues to be bought out by competitors

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company keeps getting smaller.

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    Former Employee - Product Test
    Former Employee - Product Test

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    My Coworkers were really nice to work with. Working on Prototype phones and tablets before it comes out in market. Access to free snacks.

    Cons

    too many different types of phones which means overloaded with work. Sometimes I have to work nights and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employees to full potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company.... Constant Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Cool products, latest technologies, talented people

    Cons

    Constant change, in ownership and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the concerns about Lenovo transition with more clarity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Multi-National Conglommarate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Learn a lot if you're resourceful

    Cons

    More politically driven then most other firms

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great American company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to have great training programs

    Cons

    After a few wrong choices for top-managements, lost all initiatives and Google doesn't care about the company itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manufacturing business is different from Software business...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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