Motorola Solutions

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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
605 Reviews
3.4
605 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good amount of engaging work and great work life balance is the norm (in 80 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home, vacation or paid time off starts at 4 weeks for developers (in 23 reviews)


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

  • Don't really have any work life balance as workload is quite a lot for purchasing (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    grow skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    able to grow your skill set that will stay with you no matter where you end up

    Cons

    No longer people first, no longer a family environment as in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You serve financial investors better caring more for employees and less on quarterly financial results. If you do this - the financial results will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Over the years, great opportunities for growth with the right leaders

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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

    Pros

    Great corporate structure with intent to be proactive on change required to sustain and attract talent while minimizing $ spent.

    Cons

    Company continues to downsize which is concerning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very concerning to many that the company is positioning itself - the question is positioning for what - it would be great to see some growth in the company vs. the downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall experience was interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The salary is great! Work-life balance is very reasonable.

    Cons

    Cliquey culture, and management was front leader in this area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked for Motorola for more than 10 years

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great people, work environment, work/life balance is good

    Cons

    staff reduction happened every 6 months lately

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Named Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture is the best part of Motorola. It is a true team and everyone is focused on customers at the street level.

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate employees or customers. Administrative errors that error on behalf of employees and customers occur often and are over looked by management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great line of products which lead to hands on projects and applying what you learned in school to real world projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well rounded projects and people, intelligent yet somewhat laid-back working environment, no dress code, flexible working hours (within reason). Potentially long term employment.

    Cons

    Managers often micro-manage too much, out dated techniques, upper management continues to decrease budgets yet expects more, meetings with upper management are often a waste of time due to skirting around issues rather than addressing them and not being very transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate busy work and paper pushing / part tracking for engineers. Innovate more and worry less about what the competition is doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Personnel and Management

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    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
  9.  

    Stable company but limited growth

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    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 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance but Hard to move up and get promoted

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility/work life balance is very good. I had a great team which was the main reason why I was there. It was a fun group. I developed great relationships and the team was very smart and talented. I am frequently impressed by my teams ability to deliver and meet challenging goals. This makes me proud to be apart of that team.

    Cons

    The promotion criteria isn't the same for everyone. Some people are promoted based on accomplishments. Others are promoted based on potential and no accomplishments. Others are promoted based on tenure. Other's aren't promoted at all. It is well known that you have to leave the company to move up. Also the company is making SO MANY fast and quick changes such as selling divisions, manufacturing facilities, real estate, and massive layoffs every quarter. It can be really scary working their day to day with no feeling of stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote everyone using the same measure. Solicit input from your team. Just because they are not at your level or in your position doesn't mean they can't provide business insight. When they offer new ideas, don't just boldly toss it to the wind, as if they don't have a clue. Because believe it or not, they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Former Employee that left before laid off

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (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

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