Motorola Solutions

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The party's over

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For old-timers's the pay is competitive.

    Cons

    The culture is absolutely toxic. There is no new blood, and most of the people are just hanging on for a package or until they can retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaking to the press that you are trying to sell the company was a huge sign of desperation. Whatever motivation and pride was left was just killed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    employee

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

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    good pay
    nice facilities
    challenging work
    many top tier co workers to learn from
    top flight quality

    Cons

    declining future
    constant layoffs. multiple rounds per year.
    no new products in thepipe line
    competition beating.
    a once great company destroyed by greg brown within 10 years. The company will survive for a while, but simply by selling off asets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too late to make a difference

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Iconic Company Winding Down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Legacy business continues to drive revenues

    Cons

    CEO believes the parts of the company is worth more than the sum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's never to late to treat employees like an asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Motorola Solutions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Used to be a great company.

    Cons

    No longer as dominant as it used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect the Pension Plan funding for the past and present loyal employees.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Motorola Solutions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    They have a good 401K plan, and the people that work there are great. The Company touts collaboration, move fast, be nimble, and make good decisions, however most employees are not empowered to do these things without approval from upper level management.

    Cons

    The benefits are good but they have passed on a lot of the cost to the employees. It is hard to get promoted. There have been major lay-offs for the last few years, and it is not a good environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should value the experience that long term employees contribute to the corporation. They need to figure out different ways to show a profit other than reducing head count.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    In a State of Decline

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great engineering and technical staff.

    Cons

    Very poor and non-visionary leadership.
    Does not walk-the-talk on Innovation.
    Extremely challenged business environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth strategy is flawed!
    Make real investments (and not just do lip service) in Innovate the Future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to grow.

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

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Personal growth is good. A lot of opportunities for hands on experience. Opportunity to grow leadership - work a lot with global team.

    Cons

    Work load is relatively high and some time stressful. So a little bit struggle to keep work life balance.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Uncertain future if you're a hardware engineer

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

    I worked at Motorola Solutions

    Pros

    Compensation is good. Opportunity to work on new technologies. Very dynamic workplace which make it interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Very dynamic environment which at times is very hectic and stressful. Disconnect between business and product development teams. Benefits keep going down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrific Payroll Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work From Home
    Time Off Policy

    Cons

    Horrible Dept.
    No leadership,
    Directors just show up for paychecks,
    Favoritism is off the charts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually find Directors who know something about Payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Motorola Solutions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people working at this company are motivated, passionate and highly driven
    Lots of opportunities to grow
    Great healthcare, 401(k) and additional benefits programs

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic
    Lots of layers of management
    Sometimes too process driven and long decision making times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourself more visible and known.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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