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"Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition"

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Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Principal Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Smart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

Cons

Staff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

Advice to Management

Walk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "Mixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heritage of innovation.

    Cons

    Constant change, no growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make money


  2. "Like a roller-coaster - volatile, thrilling, rewarding, nail-biting ..."

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

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

    Pros

    With a work-force that has been culled down to a small fraction compared to 5-10 years back, the caliber of the veterans and new entrants brought in under the aegis of Google is very high. Great perks if you participate or lead initiatives that create visible results. Approachable management. Flat structure.

    Cons

    In the current environment (pre-lenovo), a lot of sub-optimal, aspirational initiatives and confusing strategies have left most folks in a state of confusion. With high-caliber individuals (and their key initiatives) competing for visibility and resources, "tooting one's horn" is a much-needed skill to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions seem to be few and far-removed. With frequent organization churn, several individuals contributions, experience and achievements are getting over-looked. Need to have a rewards process that can accommodate this churn.

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