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"Great place to work for family-oriented workers"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

For most part, people are very easy going at least in my department. There is a strong sense of family at Motorola. I've seen people leave and return on multiple occasions because the work environment is very balanced. I think many people stay because it's family friendly with reasonable work hours.

Cons

I think a main problem is that the previous senior leadership was very disorganized so projects would be created and then discarded at a moment's notice. You could spend months on a product and then it would get cancelled at the last minute. I can see why Motorola eventually ended up being sold to Google because they could not be self-sustain with the products they sold on the marketplace.

Pay and benefits are average compared to other companies in the valley. This makes it hard to attract top-talent or keep good employees around for long periods of time.

At least in my department there isn't any room for growth. It's very flat hierarchy with too many managers in the department. Google worked to flatten the layers of bureaucracy but in doing so made it impossible for growth in the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "Good Company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility is in a very interesting consumer space. Fast moving technology. With the Google Acquisition there is a new focus on software and experiences. Look for Motorola to start leading in the Smart phone race.

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive industry. Inflexible dates due to the need to make key holiday advertising deadlines. Google has decided to move Motorola Mobility from Libertyville to downtown Chicago. The primary reason is to make it easier to attract top software talent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Pick a strategy and execute.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team driver environment, excellent values, educational oppertunities, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior managemnt failed to communicate with staff in a timley manor.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with staff.

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