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"Once a great company, now on the way down and out."

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

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits and flexibility of work schedule.

Cons

Although Motorola had been experiencing loses for many years, it seems that nothing management does can reverse that trend. Layoffs have become commonplace, employee moral is at rock-bottom, and the company has gotten even worse since being bought by Google. Employees are no longer treated as an asset, but rather as a commodity, and instead are thrown out like yesterday's trash at the whim of management, without consideration for how well an individual performs or what they contribute. Since August, 2012, 5,200 Motorolans have been laid off, the set-top box division is being sold off, and the entire supply chain organization is being sold and/or outsourced.

Advice to Management

Figure out how to save money WITHOUT eliminating hard-working employees. Google has destroyed Motorola's corporate culture to the point where no one will want to work for Motorola. Given how highly Google is supposedly rated a place to work, you would never know it by the way the people at Motorola Mobility have been treated since being acquired by Google.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "Goog-orola"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Part of Google now so hidden behind their financial performance.
    No longer forced to keep up with HW spec based product or Android release cycle.
    Join Google instead and take a rotation to Moto.

    Cons

    Very different from Google - culture, politics, perks, people, although mgmt would like to think they are the same.
    The influx of Googlers creating a tiered culture. Those that are from Google have visibility, trust and air-time with the new leadership.
    Moto considered mid-western, lazy (IMO) and lacks IQ.

    Advice to Management

    give Moto people an equal seat at the table. Else you will loose bright people.


  2. "Had A Good Run Until the Big G Took Over"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting to develop leading edge Android smartphones. Intelligent, hard working coworkers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The cellular industry as a while is a roller coaster ride. Good years were like winning the lottery in terms of bonuses and morale. Bad years were times of big layoffs and working lots of overtime to survive.

    Advice to Management

    If Motorola Mobility was still independent, there would be something to say. But all the senior leadership was let go by Google, so who knows what's next?


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