Motorola Mobility Reviews

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  1. Call Center

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my department the people I worked with were great. The compensation was decent and the benefits were great. The Schaumburg area is also nice.

    Cons

    It was a large company and you could get lost. You are more of a number outside your department. In my position your numbers were worth more then the satisfaction of your customer.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management is to stop being driven by metrics but more towards the satisfaction of the customers.

  2. supportive of work life balance

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Motorola Labs, not sure if same applies to other divisions
    - nice and smart colleagues you can always learn from
    - accessibility to top researchers and industry leaders (e.g. via invited talks, seminars)
    - information sharing of the latest technologies
    - flexible working schedule
    - conference and professional membership coverage
    - great health benefit
    - gym on campus with free classes

    Cons

    there's a gap for technology transfer from the labs to the product team

    Advice to Management

    cutting people is not the only way to reduce costs, --wonder how far a company can go if it only sees its people as costs. Oh, and if you have to, play it fair.

  3. WOW what a place

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The cafeteria has good food

    Cons

    If you're a good old boy you'll do ok..
    Role and responsibilities not clear.
    Company always seems confused, they change constantly. Change for change sake!

    Advice to Management

    Get some!

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  5. Senior Systems Engineer at Motorola

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Research environment and it is valued

    Cons

    Many middle managers are barely educated, not good at capturing who does the real work.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate managers often for the health of the company. Otherwise, sycophants get away with less work and more rewards.

  6. Helpful (1)

    General

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical exposure and opportunities

    Cons

    Mid/Senior management is not trustworthy either for engineers or for CEO. Its a class of all politics and little work - mostly.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act and not the engineers who really matter. To compete ,think about max 4 level of hierarchy. Recognize, attract and retain talent.

  7. Helpful (1)

    IT manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Great Engineering Company
    Staff supports each other
    Reasonable work life balance
    Great place to learn and experiment
    Access to technology

    Cons

    Senior leadership lacks vision and ability to execute on strategy
    A new slogan every year makes it hard to measure performance
    10% perceived bottom performers are fired every year
    Middle management is basically white male and extremely poor

    Advice to Management

    Start making decisions that make sense

  8. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful place to intern!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lean Change Agent Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Lean Change Agent Intern in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every employee receives enormous amount of good feedback.
    'Chilled out' corporate environment.
    Strong work ethic of senior leadership
    Respect for individual.

    Cons

    Market conditions not favorable to Motorola

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is fantastic. I was completely satisfied with the leadership.

  9. Ok place .

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance.
    Good employees, better management recently than a few years back

    Cons

    Till recently no clear direction and too many people in senior management
    Slow, lot of overhead.
    Things have gotten better but still not comparable with the best companies

    Advice to Management

    More focus, less number of people in senior management

  10. Helpful (3)

    Working for Motorola

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola offers good pay and excellent benefits for its employees. In addition, they have a generous medical and dental program.

    Cons

    The major downside of working for Motorola is that there is never enough resources to get the job down right the first time. In addition, Senior Management is too busy with politics of covering their own butts to care about the people that work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders. Take care of your people. Provide resources to get the job done right the first time. Become a good example to those who work for you.

  11. A Once Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work / life balance is good
    Medical insurance is still reasonably good

    Cons

    Lack of vision at all levels, Fear of taking risks, CYA is rampant
    Politics is rewarded over doing a good job and impacting the bottom line
    Most of the good people have already left
    Little respect for loyal employees

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about what is best for Motorola and stop putting your own selfish needs first

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