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"Once a great company..."

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Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
Current Employee - Senior IT Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Motorola's diverse, global workforce is fantastic. Pay and benefits are good, though they'll work you till your dead.

Cons

Bungled, bureaucratic processes and risk-averse culture stifles creativity. You can't even buy a cellphone without begging 10 faceless bureaucrats to withhold their vetoes.

Advice to Management

Quit now, before they find out you're incompetent.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good organization to have on your resume, but to only stay at for a few years."

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    Former Employee - University Relations Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - University Relations Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola succeeds at promoting top performers who are hard workers. The organization also believes in work life balance and many departments offer their employees opportunities to work remotely or work from other work sites (Libertyville, downtown Chicago, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights). They offer a widescale selection of benefits which are fairly affordable compared to other places I've worked and they are big into wellness. Many of the facilities have gyms on site. Motorola University offers many courses to explore additional training that you may need to conduct your job more effectively. Many employees at Motorola have worked their entire careers at the organization but many of those people have retired in the last few years. This is sometimes seen as pro/con.

    Cons

    They are typically so understaffed in key departments that the strong performers become overworked quickly leading to burn out. The other downside of working at Motorola is that they often promote managers without giving them the staff, training, and budget to succeed. Motorola often has many changes in Senior Management and unfortunately that can lead to disjointed messages and lack of direction. The morale at many of the Motorola locations is extremely low because of the pressures employees feel while on the job and also because of several rounds of lay offs that have occured repeatedly in the last 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting the smartest employees and giving them the resources they need to succeed. Put more attention into the hiring of key talent and have a clear understanding of what the best and brightest means in today's society. Move away from allowing Managers to make quick decisions based on little information or lack of time to resource the possibilities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of smart people with terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of interesting technologies to work on, and the opportunity to try different things. As a large company, Motorola also provides a lot of good benefits and has clear policies in place so you know exactly where you stand.

    Cons

    This company has always had frustrating levels of political infighting, whether at the business level or between product teams. Much of it stems from a lack of clear direction and leadership from senior management; much of the organization is force to 'fend for themselves', which tends to promote a 'dog eat dog' mentality in the management ranks.

    Advice to Management

    We're all doing our jobs, please start doing yours for a change.

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