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Motorola Solutions Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
1928
Company - Public (MSI)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Motorola Solutions creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities.

You can find our products at work in a variety of industries including ... Read more

Mission: We help people be their best in the moments that matter.

Company Updates

  • Motorola Solutions Foundation Awards Over $9 Million to Nearly 250 Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide. Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQHSN

    —17 days ago
    Motorola Solutions Foundation Awards Over $9 Million to Nearly 250 Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide

    CHICAGO - Nov. 6, 2017 - The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI), today announced more than $9 million in grant funding to charitable and educational organizations around the world. The grants will impact 3.4 million students, teachers, first responders and community members, with a focus on women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities and veterans.

  • We are moving our global headquarters from Schaumburg, IL to downtown Chicago. We started in Chicago 87 years ago and are excited to be coming home.
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    —30+ days ago
    Mayor Emanuel and Motorola Solutions Announce Relocation of Global Headquarters to Chicago

    Company will have more than 1,100 employees in the city of Chicago; Motorola Solutions is the 36th company to locate its headquarters in Chicago since 2011 Chicago - Sept. 15, 2015 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), the leading global provider of innovative mission-critical communications solutions for public safety and commercial customers, today announced that the company will relocate its global headquarters from Schaumburg, Ill., to Chicago.

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Motorola Solutions – Why Work For Us?


For more than 80 years, Motorola has helped the world be its best.

From introducing one of the first commercially successful car radios that delivered vital news right to us no matter how far from home, to developing the equipment that transmitted the first words from the moon, to leading a public safety revolution with the world's first-ever handheld laser scanner, Motorola's employees have a history of exploding possibility across the planet, innovating smarter, more flexible and more insightful ideas.

Our employees enable industries worldwide to thrive, achieve and do their best work. They create indispensable, indestructible tools to help more people in more businesses in more places to be their best. They do it to better serve the government, health, public safety and other businesses for which we've created clear and confident communications solutions for more than 80 years. The work they do is meaningful, impactful and ongoing.

And we need driven, motivated visionaries like you to join them.

Our Values

At Motorola Solutions, we strive to create an environment where every employee can contribute to his or her fullest potential. We do this through a set of common Values that bind us together.

We are innovative. We constantly create ingenious solutions to the real challenges of today, tomorrow and beyond.

We are passionate. We meet every challenge with energy and determination, always pursuing ever-higher standards.

We are driven. We keep it simple by focusing on what matters most so we can seize opportunities with speed and confidence.

We are accountable. We stand behind the work we do, the contributions we make and the high business standards we maintain.

We are partners. We succeed together because we respect all individuals and value contributions from colleagues and customers alike.

To work with and for Motorola Solutions, start here.

Our Values are based on a foundation of uncompromising integrity and ethics that influence everything we do. They represent not just what we believe, but how we will behave toward each other, our customers, our suppliers and all of our stakeholders.


Valuing an Inclusive Environment

By focusing on our Values, Motorola Solutions strives to create an inclusive environment where every individual has opportunity to make an impact. That's how we build on the innovation that has been our legacy for more than 80 years. It all starts with our belief that the next big idea can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. At Motorola Solutions, diversity and inclusiveness are more than the keys to meeting and exceeding our customers' diverse needs - they're our competitive advantage.

Motorola Solutions is a smaller, more focused company than our predecessor, Motorola, Inc., allowing each of our employees greater say and greater impact. But our culture also asks every one of us to contribute to our fullest potential. With our Values as our foundation, we strive to engage the organization in promoting a culture that values diversity of thought. This gives each of us the chance to contribute to the best of our ability, and is the driving force behind Motorola Solutions' success.


Our Business Councils

Motorola's Business Councils Welcome You To Be Your Best

Everything you'll do at Motorola will be with the support of the top minds, tools and various Motorola Business Councils behind you. It's how we connect a range of abilities and ideas within the organization to the progress we're making outside of it. As we begin our new chapter as Motorola Solutions, our Business Councils are excited to shape their missions to support and grow our new business strategies.

Bring your perspective to Motorola Solutions and see what - and whom - you might shape. Give yourself the opportunity to see how far you can go.

Motorola Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we maintain a drug free workplace. M/F/D/V.

Innovate for Good

We look for the most advanced problems solvers - like you - to help us create technologies that rise to the challenges of enterprises and governments worldwide. To connect firemen to policemen to emergency responders to nurses to specialists to lives saved. To protect communities, grow businesses and make work safer and more efficient. To reduce costs while increasing dialogue, opportunity and growth.

Working with us is a chance to innovate for good.

A Culture Where the Best Thrive

At Motorola Solutions, you'll find a culture of people striving to be their best. A culture focused not on manufacturing products, but on solving problems that allow customers and businesses to thrive.

You will:

• Invent first-ever solutions.

• Connect customers to ideas they can't live without and have never experienced before.

• Solve pressing problems with solutions that come uniquely from the collaboration taking place here.

Global Benefits and Development

• We pay for effort and outcome, both individual and business, and share in profitability and growth.

• We offer salaries and benefits competitive for the industry and region you're in.

• We continuously revise our rewards package to offer you a more balanced life.

Please consult your regional HR department to find out what specific programs are available to you. In most cases, depending upon your location, Motorola Solutions' Benefits Package includes:

HEALTH BENEFITS

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

WELL-BEING OPPORTUNITIES

HOLIDAY AND VACATION

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE

INCENTIVE PLANS

Engage, Inspire, Grow

On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions’ innovations, products and services play essential roles in people’s lives. Our elite student internship program is designed with you in mind. It all starts with our belief that the next big idea can come from anyone, anywhere at any time.
 

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    Amazing people, everyone is treated with respect whether you are a contractor or employee. The culture is great! They are very flexible and forward-thinking with mobility/flexibility in your work schedule and location.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any at this time! I don't see this as a con but some people would, a lot of areas have very few or no admins. Everyone is expected to do their own calendars, get supplies, and other miscellaneous items. New people that are used to an admin take a little extra time to adjust to this but it seems to work well in the type of environment they have created. Not to worry, everyone is pretty self-sufficient!

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Motorola Solutions Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Motorola Solutions.

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    The entire process from application to hire took about two months (with a one week delay). Once selected (which took about a week after initial application in my case) I got an email to do a phone interview. It was a two phase interview (background screening then technical). The background screening was 30 minutes and included typical interview type questions such as "what is your greatest strength", but it also included VERY simple coding type questions (as a sanity check). The background screening actually included a couple of brainteasers as well (to assess communication and critical thinking skills). Then the second part of the phone interview was with someone else. Surprisingly, this was also mostly nontechnical and included many of the same background questions, but with general "academic" OOP questions thrown in (like "explain polymorphism"). I got a call from a recruiter about a week after the phone interview asking me to come in for the full in-person interview. This interview was a full day and included lunch. It started and ended with the hiring manager who is very warm and made me feel comfortable and excited to be there. The interview was a series of (give or take) one hour interviews. Each interview was a mixture of background and technical questions. There were no ridiculously hard Google-style questions to stress about, just one brainteaser question again to gauge communication and problem solving skills. Everyone was very nice and very engaging, and they all made me feel like I belong there. This is a job for people who care and take pride in what they do, and they ARE looking for that genuine quality so don't try to fake it. This is a company that takes great pride in all aspects of quality as our mission is to create products that save lives. Finally, a few days after the interview I got the offer via call. There is a thorough background check and so it took another couple weeks before I started working. Overall, it was very smooth and thorough.

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Motorola Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago (#10), Built in Chicago, 2016
  • 19 of the best companies to work for to have an impact on the world (#13), Business Insider, 2016
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Gold Award - Product Design, iF Design, 2012
  • Channel Chiefs, Everything Channel's CRN, 2012
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