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Updated October 10, 2017
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Motorola Mobility Co-President Aymar de Lencquesaing
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Pros
  • Excellent Company to work for with outstanding talented colleagues great benefits and work life balance (in 182 reviews)

  • Fantastic collaborative work environment (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Project Management Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for with outstanding talented colleagues great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunate and unexpected ongoing layoffs due to continuous cost reduction and restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain current talent and staff to integrate with restructuring and cost reduction in lieu of Workforce Reduction


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working place .
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    frequent management re organization change

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Stable, new products, good benefits

    Cons

    same type of work over and over


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Design Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Design Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team in the design studio
    lot of challenging work
    work/life balance
    good people on every team

    Cons

    Lack of Focus (post lenovo acquisition)
    Engineering driven...it was not user centered design

    Advice to Management

    Need greater emphasis on a human centered design approach throughout the company. Talking about a research driven organization is not the same thing as being a human centered design and research driven organization.


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    SMART, top tier people that work well together.
    Fantastic collaborative work environment.
    Management understands what motivates employees and walks the walk.
    Good promotion path, lots of interesting projects to work on.
    They treat their contractors with the same respect they treat their employees.

    Cons

    Owned by Lenovo so long term future is never know.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than a year)

    Pros

    Policies and practices were in place to focus on both long term and short term goals of co. Ample opportunities, in house training s,

    Cons

    Investment and Resource movement in newer technologies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to work with best-class engineers, join Motorola.

    Cons

    Marketing and business decision lack often of long-term vision.

    Advice to Management

    Award more your engineers

  8. "Good firm and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chicago office location, innovative company, benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance with China meetings at night


  9. "Too many changes."

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    Former Employee - Quality Test Technician/Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Test Technician/Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well established company. Great name recognition. Produced quality products and if they become stable again, could still be a force to be reckoned with.

    Cons

    Damaged by Google takeover. Moved to downtown Chicago. Lost many great people. Lenovo is having issues trying to get that breakout product to revitalize the name


  10. "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has multiple levels which allows wll employees to explore and continue advance in their career planning. It also help employees to develop a set of skills that helps with jobs.

    Cons

    Decision makers and managers come from a wide variety of background and often times, they disagree with each other regardless of the company goals. Such management structure made serious mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the right expertise and specialties for all levels of employees. Many of the meetings are inefficient due to political issues. Team work spirit is greatly compromised due to complex networking issues among employees.


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