Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
540 Reviews

3.4
540 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.  

    MSI is an easy place to work, but the overall sense of corporate instability

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    Current Employee - Senior Counsel  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Counsel in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm. There are opportunities to move around within the company.

    Cons

    It's nearly impossible to be promoted without leaving the company and discretionary awards remain a mystery. Although it's possible to move around, take additional responsibilities and gain new skills, it's unlikely that you will actually be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some stability in the corporate structure and attempt to regain the trust of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly place

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    The culture is quite good

    Cons

    Can get into proprietary solutions, and that may be a con.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Trying to be more nible

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

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

    Pros

    Working for a noble cause.

    Cons

    Company is being dismantled by Venture Capitalist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, culture, and time off.

    Cons

    Not enough chances for advancement with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Was a rocky experience but they were great if you survived

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work/life balance, got my master's paid for, and flexibility in the work schedule

    Cons

    Too many layers of management; not the best promotion/bonus system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be encouraged, especially if its a weakness to the person or team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make it what you want

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

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is global and is up to you to develop your career be it business or products. Leadership was supportive in developing individuals with the longer-term career plan in mind.

    Cons

    Unstable, frequent lay-offs and re-organizations where individuals were given a greater workload but promotions did not follow. Colleagues are either too competitive or lazy, offsetting much of the workload to productive employees. Stronger leadership, consistent management styles could have prevented much of this.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough chances for advancement with the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much room for advancement and too many layoffs.

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    Current Employee - Proposal Manager
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work/life balance and opportunity to work from home and manage your own schedule. Autonomy. Good tuition reimbursement policy for managers.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Layoffs/terminations are a surprise. Don't promote from within. Senior management changes regularly (every quarter). No consistency. Big company but doesn't pay for relocations. Fringe benefits aren't nearly as good as they were 20 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop increasing the workload yet laying off workers. Pay people more fairly and share more information. Also instead of laying off workers, decrease the salary of C execs and senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Nice company to work for but no direction and in danger of becoming extinct

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good company brand. Stable company.

    Cons

    The company is comprised of good people but the culture is very dated. The leadership team doesn't seem to understand the world of technology that they are competing in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go outside of Motorola to find some new blood to put into the company. The guys at the top have been with Motorola forever and really don't understand WHAT is going on in the World of Technology outside of LMR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineering at Motorola Solutions

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Safety Engineer  in  Holtsville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Safety Engineer in Holtsville, NY

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some great people and interesting products.

    Cons

    Some obnoxious people and annoying bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your product lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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