Motorola Solutions

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Motorola Solutions Reviews in Schaumburg, IL

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
624 Reviews
3.3
624 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 83 reviews)

  • Ability to work from home, vacation or paid time off starts at 4 weeks for developers (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't really have any work life balance as workload is quite a lot for purchasing (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Current performance

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

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

    Pros

    Great customer base, long term relationships

    Cons

    Company in transition, returning to core, basic work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your employees, focus on technology, support the customer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Social-Work Balance and flexibility. Learning and development opportunities. Great location and industry.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow. Restructuring changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good people, not so good corporate policy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good people
    -Challenging projects
    -Lots of new things to learn and apply.
    -Work from home policy
    -Result oriented management

    Cons

    - Constant reorgs
    - Layoffs
    - No new projects coming along
    If someone takes a leave for a week or so, colleagues assume the person is going to California for interviewing at other companies.
    Also, since they sell off most of the parts of the company constantly, there is a really small part left with Motorola Solutions and it is not a growing market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Business Analyst in the Supplier Management Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst Intern in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Motorola Solutions (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good for an intern role. MSI organizes a lot of Lunch and Learn sessions for the interns.

    Cons

    Work life balance is extremely poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should be more clear regarding the vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work in learned a lot from desktop support to VOIP Support.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Motorola Solutions has great benefits, they hire fresh college grads.

    Cons

    Being a contractor as IT Support there is no way to turn contract into Permanent Position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It WAS a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    People cared and respected each other

    Cons

    Always afraid of getting laid off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made Motorola great. It wasn't get the cheapest resources, it was getting and keeping the best employees. We had an intern program that created long lasting careers that benefited the company and the employee. Bring back the pride and stop outsourcing to people who have NO stake in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It ain't what it used to be...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Program Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Program Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    There was a continual opportunity for challenging work.
    I really enjoyed my teammates, and in fact it has been hard to find a group of colleagues with such a great combination of technical skill and personality.

    Cons

    They work you to death. With almost continual change with the separation of the businesses, it was very difficult to find any work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get back to the original Motorola culture of innovation but with respect for the individual employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Many Decades at Motorola

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    The best things about Motorola is their benefits package. The salaries are higher than the same positions at other companies

    Cons

    Getting time off is like pulling teeth. The work-life balance does not exist. I find myself exhausted all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit the employee burnout program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good learning environment

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

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits
    Some team building events

    Cons

    Very hard to move up
    Low salaries compared to national average
    Located in the suburbs of Chicago. One of the most boring places out there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work/family balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, vacation or paid time off starts at 4 weeks for developers. Healthy training budget, training gets approved fairly easily. Interesting projects. Ability to work with teams from all over the world who are technically sharp and competent.

    Cons

    The company should invest in newer technologies and lead the market on innovations. Why the company hasn't invested more on Artificial Intelligence when it already has all the know how for voice processing and the ability to attract talent. The company should invest in drones, robotics, AI, wearable electronics for public safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in newer technologies and lead the market on innovations. Bring in new employees and lead the market again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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