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"Motorola is a great place to work- if you can get a job."

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Former Employee - Internal Communication in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Internal Communication in Schaumburg, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Motorola was a great place to meet contacts and learn more about the corporate culture. Being a Fortune 100 company, Motorola looks great on a resume. Their internship program was excellent. I was given a lot of feedback on my performance on a regular basis and was paid well for the work I did. Health care, dental and a 401k were also offered to all employees, interns included, and there were ample opportunities for training and wellness. The internal communication team worked pretty tireless to keep employee morale up, and the Innovation center staff tried its best to bring the best of what Motorola had to offer to its employees. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I'm sad to have left.

Cons

Because Motorola is going through a relatively rough time right now, job security was always an issue. People you talked to were never sure if they would have a job from one day to the next. Many of the interns who worked there and did a good job weren't given the opportunity to come back. There also seemed to be a pretty intense competition between business units and organizations within the company. There was something akin to a blame game constantly being played, and Mobile Devices often bore the brunt of the finger pointing. At times it seemed that employees had lost a considerable amount of faith in Ed Zander.

Advice to Management

I would tell senior management to scrap their phone software system and start over. Their hardware typically is fine, but the software is abysmal.

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Mobility

  1. "We need a direction"

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    Current Employee - Fellow of the Technical Staff in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Fellow of the Technical Staff in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are still many employees who are passionate about pulling Motorola back up.

    Cons

    The company currently seems to be adrift under Greg Brown's leadership. Many executives are leaving, which is expected when a new leader takes charge, but he's not attracting any new talent.

    Advice to Management

    Get moving on the renewal of the Mobile Devices business before it drags down the whole company.


  2. "He is doing the tough job handling dual responsibilities and bringing mobile devices back to life.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its ecosystem and diverse employee's. Mot has excellent platform to learn many skills, its bring diversity and different kind of challenges which you won't see working for US centric companies. Mot provides good work and life balance.

    Cons

    As with any big company there is lot of red tape in Mot. Giving the current conditions and decision to split the company, morale has been hit badly, entrepreneurial spirit is missing, decision making is very slow, and overall lacking enthusiasm. Although this can change anytime if turn around is round the corner but at this time its not the environment for new comer to excel.

    Advice to Management

    1. Make ongoing organization changes faster. Go lean and mean, cut the fat
    2. There should be no more than 5 layers of management from every employee to CEO, to keep direct line of sight
    3. Hiring practices need significant improvements to hire smarter people
    4. Employee retention is key for MOT's success

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