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"Good company, weak leadership in some areas"

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Former Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Holtsville, NY
Former Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Holtsville, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits;
Awards for tenure at 5 year increments;
Lots of extras available for those who want to take advantage of things like an onsite gym; training; donations of time and money
The top brass gets it

Cons

Middle managers are typically weak;
Leadership is lacking in key areas;

Advice to Management

Bringing in Consultants as Managers is a big mistake

Other Employee Reviews for Motorola Solutions

  1. "Sr. Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative high-tech company, with bursts of innovation. Creates products and services that truly being value to first responders and public safety personnel.

    Cons

    Unfortunately current management is approaching increased gross margin via cost cutting and have reduced investment in innovation, which is key to the companies long term success. Many of the innovative mid/upper managers have left.
    The company has lost the family business environment that once made it a great place to work.


  2. "Content to be in just a couple of markets"

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    Current Employee - ENGINEERING SECTION MANAGER in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - ENGINEERING SECTION MANAGER in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company realy has some of the best engineers in the business. Post-split, it's relatively stable and profitable. On a day to day basis, it's a good place to work, and the benefits, while massively eroded in the last 10 years, are still slightly above average. Compensation is reasonable, but certainly not class-leading.

    Cons

    The old pure research organization Motorola Labs was shut down, and the company now seems happy to coast along with minor improvements to the niche industries they're in.. they have no ambition to grow, take no risks, and are very beholden to United States government spending.

    Policies and management are very old school, big company when they need to be modern, adaptable, and "work anywhere" friendly.

    Everything is designed to be "competitve", but never leading. Reminds me of a Dilbert - "Should I continue working as hard as I can, or back off to a more competitive level."

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