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"Abysmal"

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Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Steady paycheck. Reasonable benefits, including a credit union, 401k match, company stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision. Decent front line employees.

Cons

Poor morale, poor pay and benefits. No training. No support from IT or management. Ruling by fear and innuendo. If you prove yourself as a capable employee, you will be given more work and more responsibility without more pay. Management routinely will make public any kind of perceived shortcomings they see in employees. If any equipment breaks down, good luck getting it repaired or replaced. On separate occasions, a microwave oven and a refrigerator broke down. Management tried collecting money from the employees to replace both the microwave and the refrigerator. There is no consistent time-off policy, even within the workgroup. Some days, you just have to send an email to get the time approved. If you try leaving in the middle of your shift, even if you have an emergency, even if you have time off available, your manager will demand your badge.
No consistent measurement of employee performance. Most employee performance is based on subjective buzzwords like "flexibility" and "attitude." Translation: do what management wants whenever they want you to. Don't question the status quo, even if the status quo is terrible. Sit down, shut up, and be grateful to even have a job in a terrible economy.

Advice to Management

Cut the fat. There are so many mid-level managers whose most lasting contributions are cleaning out the break room refrigerator or posting signs to clean the break room.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. Helpful (2)

    "overall ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    new technolgy, changes all the time Motorola is changing dramamtically to what it used to be when GI sold it. Set tops was the world and they had monoply, that's not rue today with competition from everywhere hence thy have to reduce costs dramatically to keep competitive

    Cons

    lay offs haapen every year no matter what they sayb, they say they are, but each year more lay offs and we alwyas make a profit and achioeve all goals and targets

    Advice to Management

    be more concerned about your people, they say they are, but each year more lay offs and we alwyas make a profit and achioeve all goals and targets


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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