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Updated March 24, 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 161 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Electronics Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit, work envirement, flexible.

    Cons

    Well prepared for next move just in case when work force redustion

    Advice to Management

    Work smart


  2. "Principle Staff Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    When Google owned things felt promising

    Cons

    Google sold us out and Lenovo continued the trend of poor sales

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace more managers.. not much staff left to blame!


  3. "Tough times at Moto"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn about engineering and to grow a career.

    Cons

    Recent changes w.r.t. ownership have left some unanswered questions about how Moto will grow from here.


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  5. "Lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management constantly changes direction. Leadership not in tune with day-to-day efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing strategy, pick one and stick with it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Staff"

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    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative, challenging, awesome colleagues, excellent competitors. You can go as far as you can prove your worth. I loved it lived it.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not a realistic option. If you want to advance be prepared for 60-70+ hr wks plus travel. Go for it if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology. Invest in people. Eliminate negative people. Change the world.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "MMI"

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    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary and occasional bonuses

    Cons

    The company continues to layoff large amount of people. It is a risk for long term employment

    Advice to Management

    look for another job


  8. "Best Culture"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Operations Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best people to work with

    Cons

    Been reducing people every year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Products/Engineers, Poor Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation and working with great engineers.

    Cons

    Lack of name brand recognition in the market, inability to generate sales. Significant layoffs over the last 2 years has completely demoralized the workforce.


  10. "Engineering Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work on leading edge technology.
    They have very experienced technical staff.

    Cons

    The senior leadership has changed again, and have not been able to turn the company around.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Sales and Marketing; let Engineering do what its good at !


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - UXp in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - UXp in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are what made this place. The creative and UX teams really welcome you and keep you busy and fulfilled.

    Cons

    Lack of fulltime opportunity. Company lays people too fast instead of finding solutions to solve a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Rotating door only impacts the products negatively.



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