Motorola Solutions
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www.motorolasolutions.com Schaumburg, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Solutions Reviews in Schaumburg, IL

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 130 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown

Gregory Q. Brown

(74 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsHigher level management-easier to approach, helpful and will solve various doubts of an intern.
    HR-very friendly and keep organizing 'Lunch and Learn' events for the interns.

    ConsSometimes interns are given minimal work and there is too much of free time. Project based training is not provided and interns are expected to learn on the job.

    Advice to Senior Management1/2 weeks training should be provided to incoming interns.

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    Great career experience

    Management (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsExperience in several areas of the business, work life balance was always considered with management goals.

    ConsFor the many years I have worked there I have never come across anything negative. I was always given the opportunity to learn, grow and advance my career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome people, great benefits, salary comparable...

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe people are great! Very friendly, helpful, compassionate...
    Excellent benefits - bar none!
    Salary is comparable - won't be eating caviar everyday, but you definitely won't starve!

    ConsThe climate (now, of course not the Moto of time past) is that "these great people" are dispensable. Buildings are being sold left & right on the campus, downsizing everywhere, many fearing & not knowing if they'll be cut next. A turbulent time but hopeful it will recover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your greatest asset - not the shareholders, not Wall Street analysts, not the CEO's lifestyle - none of this!!! It's the great people that helped build this company that has been around for 85 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company with a Great History , All because of Great People in the past. BUT What about now & the future ahead ?

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsFlexible Work Environment.
    Very Good Benefits.
    Great History
    Great People
    Profitable

    ConsNot taking care of your good people
    Communication is lacking in terms of upper management to lower management to employees
    Too many re-organizations and business sell offs
    Not much opportunities for training and growing

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease share your Vision, strategy and inspire your people.
    How are you caring and feeding the employees?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A enjoyable place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsPeople are great
    time off policy is generous
    pay is generous
    benefits are on par with companies similar in size
    relaxed atmosphere - business casual

    ConsBusiness Silos
    Information sharing is like pulling teeth between silos
    Very meeting happy
    old technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementSit down and talk with your employees to gauge their feedback. Do not send out a canned survey to gauge voice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGood working environment. Great career opportunities. Pay is competitive

    Consshould have more perks and awards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Current Management Ruined one of the best US companies

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsPay specifically for Directors and above was very good.

    ConsWorks employees into the ground. Good ole boys club. No diversity. Unable to look beyond current quarterly reporting. Makes knee jerk decisions to make quarterly numbers with little regard for impact on future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more interest in giving back to the community & employees. Need to investigate inappropriate behavior by management towards female personnel.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A behemoth waiting for nimble players to overtake it

    Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    Pros1. Very relaxed environment with very less work stress and peer pressure.
    2. Management very approachable and encouraging.

    Cons1. Management is very stubborn and most of the times very slow to change / bring great products to market fast.
    2. Sr. Mgmt and Leadership is not receptive of radical changes, which lets other companies take it for a ride.
    3. Outdated manufacturing and IT processes which lead to high costs and slow changes.
    4. Mostly SDLC modified agile practices which does not work for the most part.
    5. Not much enthusiasm at the employee level and not much sense of ownership.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Be flexible and proactive to changes in the marketplace and try to bring changes in your teams.
    2. Do not react to something after the fact, be proactive and have the market follow you.
    3. Do not make another mistake like letting Nokia win you over even though they did not have any mobile IP.
    4. Do not bring in high profile CEO's who knows nothing more than what you do and pay them exorbitant amount of money to suggest a simple mantra which most of the employees and you already knew at the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work like it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe best benefits of working at Motorola are the flexibility of hours and the paid time off.

    ConsThe challenges is the environment has turned into every man for himself. The managers look out for themselves before they do the right thing and stick up for their employees. The morale is at an all time low.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat resource of process driven RF experts and large capital budgets to maintain a significant pool of test equipment and physical resources.

    ConsChange of direction is painfully slow. Several years ago the company had some processes in the product life cycle that did not allow participation from all elements of the company until it was 'their turn'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure how things are managed today, but, I would modify the product life cycle and its review process to include input from all interested parties at each stage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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