Motorola Mobility - 5-10 years ago it was a great place to work, it went downhill from there very fast | Glassdoor
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"5-10 years ago it was a great place to work, it went downhill from there very fast"

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

* very sharp people to work with
* flexible work environment
* very interesting work up until 2007 or so

Cons

* extremely top heavy organization
* senior management is cluless about how to run a business; too many examples here- look no further than its lost leadership in an industry that it created-
* accomplishments not recognized

Advice to Management

* talk from time to time to real engineers and find out what's going on instead of relying on yes men that you usually surround yourself with
* embrace change, not fight it; learn to recognize game-changing events/technology

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A once-great company now on the decline owing to new age executives who do not understand the heritage"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL

    Pros

    Opportunities for professional improvement - one of the few employers who still provide full tuition reimbursement.
    Strong technology DNA
    Exception talent at various levels

    Cons

    Senior Executive churn
    Inept middle management
    Reactive decision making at the highest levels
    Work-life balance slowly but steadily deteriorating
    Uncompetitive salary and benefits
    Too many 'alpha males' at all levels who put self above company and general good
    Rampant empire building

    Advice to Management

    Clean house - get rid of some incompetency at middle levels
    Pick a strategy, any strategy


  2. "Too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Development in some of the latest technologies

    Cons

    10 teams would be working on the same project. More time spent on determining which team has the best technology rather than choosing a solution and moving forward with it.

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