Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews in Schaumburg, IL

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once was a great place to work, alas no more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Benefits package was good, onsite gym, onsite day care facility, on site cafeteria (poor food though). Fairly good central location.

    Cons

    Constant fear of being laid off.
    Lack of communication from Senior Management to employees.
    Management making decisions to lay people off yet still flying their corporate jets and spending frivolously on their own personal enjoyment.
    Dull monotonous environment lacking in inspiration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good for the senior managers to BE SEEN to be making some sacrifices themselves personally. It still seems like they enjoy the good life while laying off people and cutting back benefits etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good techincal group, good learning environment.

    Cons

    Disorganized company. Treat employees better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Abysmal

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Reasonable benefits, including a credit union, 401k match, company stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision. Decent front line employees.

    Cons

    Poor morale, poor pay and benefits. No training. No support from IT or management. Ruling by fear and innuendo. If you prove yourself as a capable employee, you will be given more work and more responsibility without more pay. Management routinely will make public any kind of perceived shortcomings they see in employees. If any equipment breaks down, good luck getting it repaired or replaced. On separate occasions, a microwave oven and a refrigerator broke down. Management tried collecting money from the employees to replace both the microwave and the refrigerator. There is no consistent time-off policy, even within the workgroup. Some days, you just have to send an email to get the time approved. If you try leaving in the middle of your shift, even if you have an emergency, even if you have time off available, your manager will demand your badge.
    No consistent measurement of employee performance. Most employee performance is based on subjective buzzwords like "flexibility" and "attitude." Translation: do what management wants whenever they want you to. Don't question the status quo, even if the status quo is terrible. Sit down, shut up, and be grateful to even have a job in a terrible economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. There are so many mid-level managers whose most lasting contributions are cleaning out the break room refrigerator or posting signs to clean the break room.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    5-10 years ago it was a great place to work, it went downhill from there very fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    * very sharp people to work with
    * flexible work environment
    * very interesting work up until 2007 or so

    Cons

    * extremely top heavy organization
    * senior management is cluless about how to run a business; too many examples here- look no further than its lost leadership in an industry that it created-
    * accomplishments not recognized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * talk from time to time to real engineers and find out what's going on instead of relying on yes men that you usually surround yourself with
    * embrace change, not fight it; learn to recognize game-changing events/technology

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Telecom Giant on the verge of losing its legacy

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Great location.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management is bad.
    Engineers are not treated with respect.
    Jobs are being outsourced heavily and only product management is being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Engineer the role/job that they want to do. Don't force them to do the work that they don't like to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Work/Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Great pay. Low pressure job.

    Cons

    - No accountability
    - Still fat
    - Nothing moves quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honest communication. Don't cost cut your way to greatness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people but senior management at highest level needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Exciting technology
    Innovative and friendly people

    Cons

    Lacks long term vision
    Too much risk averse

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Manufacturer stuck in the past

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Great people, great products, and people in the line business are committed to success. Good sales teams and large share of the equipment business in key markets.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, short term focused, lack the ability to articulate a vision and then deliver on that vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a wireless solutions company, and build a end to end solutions business. That means applications, consulting, and end to end integration services.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, still working out the bad apples

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Huge Market Share & Global Leader in Public Safety Communications

    Cons

    Good Old Boys running the show, not very quick on their feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management of Motorola Solutions needs to be quicker to adapt to the changing trends in the industry (software, marketing tactics, and sales compensation plan).

  11.  

    For a fortune 500 company, Motorola is not very exciting or inspiring to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Casual environment, flexible timing
    - Good amount of paid time off
    - Good flexibility in terms of working from home
    - Good arrangements for working mothers/parents and part-time students

    Cons

    - Not enough opportunities to grow personally or professionally
    - Good performance is only recognised when there is enough budget
    - Senior management doesn't take any of the hit for their mistakes and bonuses of employees plummet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to comments from employees at the lowest levels as well, as that is where the inspiration of the company lies
    - Encourage new ideas from employees rather than competing by copying other companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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