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Motorola Mobility Chicago Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Competitive salary; good work-life balance (in 179 reviews)

  • The work environment is incredible and people are truly committed to the work (in 162 reviews)

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  1. "Generally a Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Pros are work flexibility, location, people, tech industry, and workplace perks. Some of the perks of the Google ownership still remain.

    Cons

    Their go to market strategy is poor and they are loosing out to Samsung and Apple. Lenovo is gutting Chicago and moving jobs to North Carolina and China.

    Advice to Management

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is maddening. It is time to find a go to market strategy that works.


  2. "Downhill spiraling quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A pretty flexible work environment, a good balance of work/home life, casual attire is okay.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of layoffs recent, grim outlook and moral, took away all the food and snacks. Being a contractor have very limited benefits.


  3. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Open mind, innovation, good team members

    Cons

    no promotion in my team


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  5. "No longer fun to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great talent all around and you are continually challenged to do your best.

    Cons

    Since the sale to Lenovo, Motorola Mobility has been steadily bleeding top engineers or laying off groups/divisions enmasse. The work environment is now frustrating and everybody is stretched too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Re-invent or disrupt your product line. The handset business has become a commodity.


  6. "very unfortunate end to the company / brand"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the location, the cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Since Lenovo took over it's all been down hill. There is only a skeleton crew left and we are restructuring. For 5 years the mobile devices portion has been chopped into little pieces and value been squeezed out into greedy hands. I'm afraid there is even less reason to work here now and none if you care about your career.

    Advice to Management

    Update your resume.


  7. "One of best creative and technology leading company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best-in-class process is built to create creative cell phone products with new technologies

    Cons

    Weak marketing and sales power comparing with R&D force.

    Advice to Management

    Attention is needed to be paid to balance R&D and technology with marketing & sales power


  8. "Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance and Benefits

    Cons

    no future, not Recommend to a friend


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Relaxed work culture
    - Get to work on some very good products
    - Unlimited vacation
    - 401K and Good Health Insurance Plans

    Cons

    - Company not in profit, so constant fear of getting laidoff

    Advice to Management

    - integrate the teams across geographical locations properly, there is a disconnect.


  10. "Not the company I joined"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Chicago office is pretty nice, but there's not much left of it.

    Cons

    Cost cutting everywhere is making US operations a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Lenovo was obviously never committed to maintaining operations as Google had done. What is left now, however, is the shell of a company that will probably implode within a year.


  11. "Recruiting Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great people. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Comp was low for a contracted role.


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