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Motion Computing Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. "Tablet Computer company and leader in the market place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Motion computing designs leading edge business computers for the mobile market.

    Cons

    Not enough diversity in product offerings.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look ahead and monitor the market place.


  2. "Hard-working team, lack of funding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motion Computing (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented marketing team with innovative products

    Cons

    Disengaged board and lack of interest in additional funding


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    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time

    Pros

    They finally got rid of upper management

    Cons

    Still have some decision makers associated with new company.


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    "Motion Computing no longer exists."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time

    Pros

    Despite the inability of the executives to actually build and maintain a profitable company, the Motion team was a great group of smart, talented individuals that were very committed to the company's success.

    Cons

    It's interesting to see job descriptions for a company (Motion Computing) that no longer exists.
    Several of the Motion executive leaders are now in executive leadership roles with Xplore Technologies - recipe for failure.
    Vastly understaffed creating a tense, stressful atmosphere.
    Too many priorities - not enough staff to execute.

    Advice to Management

    The unrealistic expectations of certain executives (for what it takes to get the job done) continues to create a culture of "faking it" to look good rather than "addressing it" to bring about the fundamental changes necessary for success.


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    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great smart people that worked their tails off in the best interest of the company success and their own

    Cons

    Former and last CEO and complete waste of office space

    Advice to Management

    Shrink down the egos.


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motion Computing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products. However the company no longer exists due to an acquisition.

    Cons

    Poor management. Too long to get products to market.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, dying company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are all very nice, and the atmosphere is casual and friendly

    Cons

    Motion just can't ever emerge from it's daily and perpetual catastrophes to be anything beyond mediocre. It's always tetering on bankruptcy which would be a huge disservice to all the hard workers who do everything to keep it alive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Spend whatever money there is wisely. Focus on one week at a time rather than planning 2 years out and spending money for things that won't matter if you don't fix the today.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I spent 3 years there, with an unhappy ending of the sudden lay off"

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

    Pros

    good team there, flex working environment

    Cons

    company financial situation went down

    Advice to Management

    carefully solve the OEM liability issues


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motion Computing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are a go-getter and self starter, this is a great place to work. Don't expect a lot of hand holding. Goals and objectives will be laid out, but nobody is going to tell you how to achieve them. if you can get creative, think outside of the box and sell your ideas, you will do well.

    Cons

    Tough market and out of date products resulted in a tough 12-18 months. Products have been refreshed and well positioned going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the changes over the last few months have been positive and well received. Keep it up and things will continue to be positive going forward.


  11. "Up and Coming Austin Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere...great culture! Everyone seemed very happy and excited to be at work.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company, growing and trying to facilitate those 'growing pains'...it sometimes can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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