Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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Pros
  • Some flexibility for work/life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Work from home options possible (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management is less people-oriented than they used to be (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Motorola

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Very flexible and can work from home almost anytime.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other engineering jobs out there.


  2. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment that keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    Unfortunately outsource work to overseas.


  3. Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    We use state of the art technology on the software development. The company encourages you to continue education and reimburse the expenses.

    Cons

    The sell-off of parts of the company created insecurities and low morale, the stock market is not rewarding the financial statements.

    Advice to Management

    Be more daring and dream big about the future. We have the capacity and the people to make MSI great.


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  5. title

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wonder Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wonder Lake, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. It's nice to be able to say that your product is something that helps save lives. It used to be a big company and one could move around a lot.

    Cons

    It only felt stable for about 4 years out of 20. I was always worried about layoffs, but at least they were big enough that you could usually find something else within the company.

    Advice to Management

    This company should be treated like a utility.


  6. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Equal Opportunities to everyone
    - Empower employees to make decision
    - Excellent Team Work

    Cons

    - Non that is important here

    Advice to Management

    - Need more innovative ideas on product generation


  7. Continual change

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hands down, the people! The finest people I know are from Motorola (past and present). I keep in touch with may of my colleagues who have left (voluntary and involuntary). Most colleagues are supportive and want success for the company. Pay and benefits are comparable to other companies.

    Cons

    "Simplify and Grow" is the new company motto but is missing the "Grow." The company continues to downsize without a strategy for success. More work is being placed on those left behind without concern for work/life balance. The work environment is not conducive to overall well being.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define the company goals and strategy and be forthright with information. The employees want to trust leadership but right now morale is low.
    Top talent and institutional knowledge will continue to leave the company if we don’t get back to the basics of valuing employees, promoting teamwork, and having fun while working hard.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, nice benefits, and a history of innovation and excellence brought tons of very intelligent, highly motivated people to work for this company.

    Cons

    Now that the company is being split up and wave after wave of layoffs come through, all those talented workers are jumping ship if they haven't been laid off already.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop screwing around and constantly laying people off. Get the layoffs done so that whoever's left can focus on doing their job. This is the company that made the radio that Neil Armstrong used when he said "One small step for man..." Now it is just a shadow of that company.


  9. good working enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment with good work/life balance

    Cons

    rapidly shrinking company with uncertain future


  10. Direction and leadership challenges

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very good. They do a good job of rewarding their employees. The work environment is relaxed and the people are great.

    Cons

    They have been trying to transition from a hardware company to a software company but the transition is challenging. People still want to treat software creation like old hardware creation. Change is slow. Too many people are holding on until retirement as opposed to driving bold change.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace and drive a culture change throughout the organization. I hear people talk about a change but not do anything to encourage it or drive it. There's still too much incentive to stay the same which is lower career risk.


  11. Senior Procurement Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, opportunities, global roles, team approach

    Cons

    Constant change/restructuring, risk averse, slow decision making



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