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Motorola Solutions Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
1928
Company - Public (MSI)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) is a global leader in mission-critical communications. Our technology platforms in communications, command center software, video security solutions and managed and support services make cities safer and help communities and businesses thrive. At ... Read more

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

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  • At Motorola Solutions, we’re honored to be named to the Fortune 500 list for the 65th year. As we climb the ranks to No. 416 in 2019, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security Details: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMdD9.

  • The Motorola Solutions interns in Singapore are ready to learn about the company and make an impact on our mission-critical solutions by working with employees around the world. Learn about our internship program: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMBdV.

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Motorola Solutions – Why Work For Us?


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Every day, our enterprise and public safety customers rely on effortless and reliable communications to keep business thriving and communities safe. They call it their lifeline. 

At Motorola Solutions, we not only build that lifeline – with mission-critical services, software, video and analytics, backed by secure, resilient land mobile radio communications – we advance it every day through our commitment to innovation. Our drive for continuous innovation and partnership with our customers enables them to be ready – in the day-to-day moments, and in the moments that matter most

Our Values

At Motorola Solutions, we are driven by a set of common values that bind us together. More than just words, these traits define who we are and represent a commitment to how we do business:

  • 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.

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.

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Advancing the Lifeline Through Innovation

At Motorola Solutions, we’re driven, passionate and resourceful – just like you. 

We’re continuously innovating to keep our customers at the forefront of mission-critical communications – so they are ready whenever and wherever the moment arrives. It’s why we spend thousands of hours working alongside our customers to understand how they use technology – and how the technologies they use work better together. And it's why we push boundaries – advancing technology and transforming how our customers communicate. 

A Culture Where the Best Thrive

At Motorola Solutions, you’ll find a culture of people striving to be their best. Your resourcefulness and your passion will help us drive the future of mission-critical communication – advancing the lifeline for our customers.

Learn more about careers at Motorola Solutions.

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Engage, Inspire and Grow in Motorola Solutions’ Internship Program

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. 

Motorola Solutions’ award-winning 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.  

Our goal is to help you develop and prepare for life after school through hands-on experience with real problems that require real solutions. Interns contribute to projects and tasks that make an impact, participate in a robust mentorship program, grow through professional development activities and attend networking events. From collaborating with our senior leaders to volunteer opportunities, we want you to grow during your internship in ways you never expected.

We’re looking for full-time students from various academic backgrounds who are interested in working across all business functions, enrolled in post-secondary degree programs and will return to school after the 12-week summer program.

Learn more about our internship program

Motorola Solutions Foundation Volunteering Event for Motorola Solutions Employees

 

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Originally founded in 1953, the Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. 

Awarding over $9.5 million in grants in 2018, which supported more than 2 million students and first responders affiliated with about 250 organizations in 33 countries, our funding and involvement goes beyond helping those in law enforcement. The foundation also supports organizations that represent veterans, professional and volunteer fire service personnel, EMS professionals and disaster response professionals. 

In particular, the foundation focuses on: 

  • Education – Supporting programs that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, preparing our next generation of innovators 
  • Public safety – Making our communities safer by using our leadership in public safety innovation to provide resources to first responders and the communities they serve 
  • Disaster relief – Partnering with humanitarian organizations to provide relief to disaster victims and providing vital support to emergency workers who are at the front lines of disaster relief 
  • Employee giving – Providing our employees with matching programs in the United States and globally

As an employee, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of volunteer programs offered by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Learn more about the work of the Motorola Solutions Foundation

Motorola Solutions Business Councils Foster Inclusion and Diversity


Motorola Solutions’ Business Councils 

Motorola Solutions is committed to fostering an inclusive culture rooted in our purpose, promise and values. We actively seek globally diverse individuals, opinions, cultures and abilities to expand our talent pool, drive innovation and heighten our customer relationships. 

Our Business Councils are excited to shape their missions to support and grow our new business strategies:

  • People with Disabilities Council 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Council 
  • Multicultural Business Council 
  • Women’s Business Council 
  • Veterans Business Council 
  • Young Professionals Group 

Valuing an Inclusive Environment

Our employees make an impact in a workplace that values diversity because they bring their full selves to work each day. Our inclusive culture allows each of our employees greater say and greater impact while asking  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. At Motorola Solutions, diversity and inclusiveness are more than the keys to meeting and exceeding our customers' diverse needs - they're our competitive advantage.

Learn how we innovate through inclusion and diversity.

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    Pros

    The Motorola Solutions Salt Lake City Office is a great place to work. Ability to work from home 1 or 2 days a week. Excellent benefits, health, dental, vision, 401k, ESPP, annual bonus. Snacks on site, soda fountain, Young Professionals Groups drives a pink barbie jeep around a few times a month giving out great snacks. Great environment to work in. Excellent outlook for the company. Job has purpose and meaning working to with Public Safety.

    Cons

    Most of the cons are things that leadership is working to address. So no cons really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work at the Salt Lake City Office. Find more ways to compete with other Silicon Slopes companies for new hires.

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Motorola Solutions Photos

Motorola Solutions photo of: The Motorola Solutions team at Fire-Rescue International, an annual conference and expo that provides senior-level leadership training to fire chiefs
Motorola Solutions photo of: Award presentation to Motorola Solutions' top sales employees
Motorola Solutions photo of: Customer Recognition at the Office of Unified Communications in Washington D.C.
Motorola Solutions photo of: A Motorola Solutions Foundation community care day in Penang
Motorola Solutions photo of: Motorola Solutions employees helped raised funds and awareness for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
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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

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2019
  • 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2019
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • Top 100 U.S. Internship Programs, WayUp, 2018
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