Motorola Solutions

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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
564 Reviews
3.3
564 Reviews
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm (in 65 reviews)

  • It is nice to be able to work from home when needed and I am grateful for the vacation time (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is less people-oriented than they used to be (in 18 reviews)

  • Be sure to maintain your work-life balance and set up limits (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Stable company but limited growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; great PTO policy and other work-life balances

    Cons

    80-90s style of management; and need to have fresh blood and faster speed of moving at things,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the ratio of VPs to employees; we are extremely TOP HEAVY and no room for lower ranks to rise up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Personnel and Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions as a contractor

    Pros

    The people working here are great! Everyone here is willing to help and the seasoned employees are happy to share the knowledge.

    Cons

    Some projects lack effective leadership. This fosters a reactive vs proactive tactical approach to challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate all project planning so that strategic business results can improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great people, uncertain future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and stable work and good people to work with. Excellent work/life balance in engineering.

    Cons

    The company has shrunk from 150k+ to under 15k in the last 20 years. The uncertainty can cast gloom over the work environment. Less advancement opportunities in a shrinking environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and promote your engineers more. There is too much disconnect between upper management and engineering.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Former Employee that left before laid off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture of teamwork and training for employee development

    Cons

    Corporatized culture stopped treating people as people and started treating them as resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to caring about people and investing in them as people not resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cool job but no career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Timings. stress Free environment

    Cons

    Outdated Software, No career growth,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Test engineer

    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company provides Good work life balance

    Cons

    Company provides Slow career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't work here if your looking for a stable career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Work life balance allows you to work from home one day a week. Very convenient if you are traveling a long distance from home.

    Cons

    The company is not stabe. After working there for ten years, I saw people being laid off at least three times each year. This is bad for morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go private

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent paid-time-off policy. Opportunities for international travel and collaborations with colleagues in other design centers.

    Cons

    Management has no clues. Most so-called 'system architects' have no relevant software engineering experience and are completely out of touch with reality, and yet are in the position of making critical software design decisions. Most of the day is wasted in meetings debating the merits of engineering practices and techniques that are considered standard anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the entire system architecture team. They are not adding any value and are actively impeding progress from being made. Also need to invest a lot more on forward-looking technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Account Manager II

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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 Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Culture is more in an acceptable level.

    Cons

    Poor Management... unprofessional.. worse micro-management style that someone would ever face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to make the difference between people VS work.
    school education is needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A long and respected history, and now.......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people who are dedicated to their customers and want to do what's right. Good pay and benefits. Great brand name, and strong engagement with government customers.

    Cons

    Senior Management only really cares about senior management. Not a great career path for those outside the inner circle. Not a very open or honest environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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