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"Highly volatile company"

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Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Libertyville, IL
Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Libertyville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Focus on research and innovation, particularly forward-looking company in a challenging industry.
Interesting advanced technology, with many intelligent co-workers who care about their work.

Cons

Company underwent many changes (Company split, then Google took over). As a result, management quality deteriorated.
Job security was never great, but has dropped dramatically since the Google buyout.
Used to have good work-life balance, with telecommuting and flexible work schedules. However, new management has changed all that.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "No business strategy communicated, no direction, poor directors that are not qualified for their jobs."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -benefits are good
    -nice, smart co-workers
    -learning opportunities

    Cons

    -executive team is disconnected/self focused and doesn't care about the employees
    -total 'boys club'-no females in senior level positions, no advancement for females
    -directors are known to bully and harass employees without recourse
    -layoffs are ALWAYS looming

    Advice to Management

    -be open with employees-there are so many intelligent, hard working people who want the company to succeed but run into walls because of senior management.
    -provide open communication on what direction the company is moving in
    -don't tell employees that the future is bright and 3 weeks later lay off 4000 people-be honest and show respect for employees.


  2. "Good company (review pre-Google era)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Great people with lots of passion (at least those I interacted with)
    - Good salaries, great benefits

    Cons

    - Unstable (too many reorganizations, layoffs)
    - Too much work for each person's bandwith therefore a lot of stuff was dropped or done half ass
    - Many evening meetings due to factory being overseas (as it is with most companies nowdays)
    - Motorola University was limited.
    - Some opportunities for advancement but not many

    Advice to Management

    As Motorola Mobility enters the Google era hopefully workload will be more balanced, in the past too many balls were being dropped because simply there was too much work assigned to each person to be able to handle everything, it wasn't until those dropped balls exploded that priorities were refocused.


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