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"Stupid senior managers killed a good company"

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in South Plainfield, NJ
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

if you are lucky you can work on the latest and cutting edge technology else you will be doing mostly integration and patch work. If your product ships, it is very satisfying to read reviews about it and see it in the hands of people. Mot is quite an ethical company. They have mastered the art of layoffs ;) do it in a very dignified way. Much better than a lot of other people I have heard. Some managers, like mine are real gems. True leaders and visionary. Unfortunately most are old farts who still think they make walki talkies and not cutting edge mobile phones

Cons

You'll be lucky to have a good pay similar to your colleagues in other companies. Cheap labor is Moto's motto. Mobile devices needs to be restructured, not totally castrated. its good that Sanjay Jha is changing senior managements. Unfortunately every new CEO who comes, literally yanks out "moto's batteries" and restart the company. So at the end it is not going anywhere. I guess the govt and public safety and networks division are doing good so far. Hopefully the old farts in Mobile devices will be gone but unfortunately a lot of talent has been wasted. Management needs to understand that mobile phones are a fashion statement and not some police walkie talkie.

Advice to Management

- Clean it up. Have people who have vision and not followers.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dump, burn and start over."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Checks are not bouncing when I cash them.

    Cons

    Old Boy network.

    It's who you know, who's ass you kiss. You merits are not rewarded.

    Always restructuring and reorganizing the business units. it happens every 18 months.

    Not sure if bonuses are still valid as a result of restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Dump, burn and start over with maybe some outside leadership.
    Take the efforts put in to Six Sigma and ISO and focus on products.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Motorola: Inept Leadership, but Engineering Potential to do Great Thing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good things about working at Motorola are a little hard to think of at this time.

    The paid time off package for new(er) employees is excellent. Flex time and working from home are allowed and in some groups really encouraged. Depending on which portion of the business you are in you really don't need to work too hard (that is a good thing and bad thing). Onsite wellness center is convenient. If you are the management type, it looks fairly easy to move up the ladder. Depending on the part of the company you work in, you can have a measurable impact on the lives of the users of your product.

    Cons

    The senior leadership is a joke. They rely on process too much to make up for poor quality engineers and seem to aim for "good enough" product quality. These processes get in the way of creativity and improvements to products are frequently dismissed for being "too risky". Instead of fixing an issue we sit around and talk about how severe it is and what the work arounds are. More time is wasted in committee than working to fix an issue. It is easy to do very little work and stay under the firing radar. The recognition of good engineers is limited. Benefits are dwindling (no 401k match, no pension, and no raises this year).

    Advice to Management

    Two CEO's? Seriously? Skip the spin-off and RIF one of the co-CEO's. Eliminate the "quality" organization and allow small groups of engineers to actually engineer things.


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