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Motorola Mobility Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
1,537 Reviews
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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.  

    Five Year Employment at Motorola Mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2.  

    Very good over a short period of time

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good management, focus on main customers,

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking and challenging work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in future products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I worked less than a year when my previous company was acquired by Motorola Mobility.

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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, FREE soft drinks and snacks..

    Cons

    Too many managers on top of each other, for expense report you need 4 signatures(managers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hurt the little people who works hard, they do npot make the top $$$.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a good company, employee friendly

    Former Employee - Principal Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, employee friendly, good technical work, good managment

    Cons

    Frequent company restructring, frequent division spin offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent restructing will demotivate the employees

  6.  

    Good life/work balance, but no career growth

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good life/work balance, friendly working environment

    Cons

    lack of innovation, very slow growth or no growth.
    now even worse in the hands of google: a google company, but employees are not allowed to enter google facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to learn how to repect employees, and how to write decent company emails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Clock in/clock out, no growth, no direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Motorola's flexible time options are good and some groups have competent engineers and managers.

    Cons

    Management is "Darth Vader"-like. Only friends/politically-connected get promoted and wield their power to foster an atmosphere of "be-a-sheep-we-don't-want-you-to-think-too-much" and "don't-ask-questions". Communication between mgmt and engineers is negligible. No product planning and most employees are biding time till they get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to employees how they can contribute directly to the bottom line and engage them. Also, try to hire first-level managers with experience instead of engineers who don't know how to manage and don't want to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Like working here. have work hour flexibility. Managers are caring.

    Cons

    If the company proactively provided an option to employees to move for their career growth, it would be nice, don't see that happening so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company proactively provided an option to employees to move for their career growth, it would be nice, don't see that happening so far.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Motorola: insiders view on the state of affairs

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    benefits - good time off
    Motorola univeristy training courses
    motorola brand

    Cons

    Not a visionary company
    Internal groups fight with each other
    Layoffs affecting the morale of all groups
    Senior leadership/ board do seem to be genuine about improving the state of the company
    Top talent has left the company
    compensation is Not comensurate with industry standard
    Market/industry has lost value for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in the company are very down. Most of the talented people are leaving cause they dont see a clear product strategy. There is only a lot of talk followed by more talking. Groups are fights with each other and not cooperating.
    There should me better way to motivate the troops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Too big for its own good

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    The co-workers at the division I work at - are wonderful - at least those I spent considerable time with. However, it should be noted that there are a lot of politics.

    Cons

    The company is so large, simple things take ridiculous amounts of time. Various divisions aren't really treated as real partners, more as poor stepchildren. Those acquired in particular have a hard time integrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the handset biz: don't get lured in by the iPhone and keyless phones. The iPhone is more than a keyless phone; its OS is great, but a keyless WM device or other type of phone: bleh.

    No opinion of CEO

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