Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Hard work, long hours and great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola has a friendly atmosphere and everyone supports each other.

    Cons

    depending on your position you could have long hours and travel to the corporate HQ in Chicago a bit.

  2. Good people, great/new building working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with, great working environment.

    Cons

    Cohesion and communication between teams could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer vision and drive from leadership team.

  3. Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Technology
    - Cool People
    -Awesome work environment

    Cons

    Need to hire more female engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more female engineers and promote.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Distinguish member of technical staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work culture which allows you to schedule your own work, some amount of innovation, solid products releases.

    Cons

    Hard to grow in engineering role, some manager do politics, pay is not one of the best in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Empower engineers

  6. Helpful (1)

    Rotting from the inside out...bleeding competent people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

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

    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 Management

    You should quit too.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Company.... Constant Change

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, latest technologies, talented people

    Cons

    Constant change, in ownership and management

    Advice to Management

    Address the concerns about Lenovo transition with more clarity.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good engineering talent, very good work culture with in the teams.

    Cons

    Too many program managers asking for status updates.

  9. Product Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good management team

    Cons

    Layoffs, mediocre benefits, employee morale low

    Advice to Management

    Training needed

  10. Helpful (1)

    Feel like we are in the final straight

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership team, very collaborative environment, great products that are really starting to get momentum.
    Industry leading software team and getting Motorola first to market with Android plus adding new features that are really useful vs. gimmicks.

    Cons

    Lots of change - mostly in the right direction, but it's not for the faint hearted.
    It's sometimes hard to get things done, as some processes no longer work, having been built by people no longer with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to learn more about Lenovo's plans for the future.
    Keep shipping great products and everything else will fall into place.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

    Cons

    Staff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

    Advice to Management

    Walk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

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