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"Some great people, but abysmal upper management."

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Libertyville, IL
Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Libertyville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Motorola Mobility used to be an awesome place to work. Employees were treated with respect and dignity. The company used to pride itself with treating employees better than its competitors. However, changes in upper management have all but destroyed a once great company.

Cons

Extremely depressing environment. Employees only just tolerated. Example, the ever present layoffs count employees as "work units" as in: "first quarter, 1,500 work units released." A once wonderful company has been devastated by upper managers only concerned with guaranteeing their own multi-million dollar parachutes. The only money making strategy in the last five years has been to lay off thousands American workers every three months.

Advice to Management

Laying off 1,000+ workers per year and then giving multiple upper managers $10+ Million bonuses year after year for "saving money" is both unsustainable and despicable.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "How Motorola Lost it's Way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Service in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Service in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, good customer base, a lot of new talent. Strong installed base. Taking steps to become a key player once again.

    Cons

    Too little to late, have lost of lot of the Engineering and design talent that made us successful at one time. Always lagging a few steps behind the competition vs the times when Motorola was the leader and the innovator.


  2. "Company is rebuilding"

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    Former Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products in a highly competitive marketplace. This keeps the job content fresh, challenging, and dynamic.
    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Recent force reductions to right size company. Company is retooling its leadership team and product portfolio. Job security is weak during this period.

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