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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. "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


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO
    Generous Stock Purchase Plan
    New Facilities
    4% 401K Match

    Cons

    henpecked culture resulting from years of cutbacks and layoffs
    poor morale from constantly shifting jobs overseas
    constant focus on shareholder value - just ship it mentality

    Advice to Management

    Too many changes, shipping too many jobs overseas has resulted in a hollowed out engineering staff unable to deliver on what is needed.


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  5. "Excellent working environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Pushing technology into the next level, enabling devices to continuously learn, adapt, and become self aware

    Cons

    Company lost key talents to the competition

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing technology into the next level, take risks, invest deeper into the talent you have, it will pay back in the near future


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated co-workers
    Good base salary

    Cons

    Leadership team and company strategy constantly changing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees. Company lost direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great location at the top of Merchandise Mart. People I work with are among the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Company keeps being bought (Google and then Lenovo) and keeps cutting costs, which naturally translates to low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs strong leadership.


  8. "Was a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motorola was dedicated to keeping their employees educated and provided classes and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of things changed after acquisition.


  9. "Mechanical Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Phones are great.

    Cons

    Too bad they moved downtown and laid off most of the employees.
    There were constant layoffs going back to the 90's with only a few good years scattered in between. Commute from suburbs is WAY too long.


  10. "Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of talented people, and a lot of good technology.
    Salary and bonus' are good - but it's important you start out on a good salary,
    as you won't be brought in line with peers if you start out on a low amount.

    Cons

    The company is now much changed and in different ownership.
    The main challenge when I worked there - was the direction the company as a whole was going stragegically.
    Company had a lot of good people and good technology but had challanges getting all products aligned to it's strategy.
    The company would too often buy smaller companies rather than develop in house.
    Getting these collection of small companies aligned on the Motorola ship then became challanging for the company................hence a lot of waste, and not necessarily because some of
    the product lines were not good enough - but rather because the company had too many products, and had difficulty aligning in one direction - or a number of directions.

    Advice to Management

    Do a more blended combination of acquisations and in house development for product development.


  11. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Interesting android work and device work. Resources to get stuff done. Fun people to wok with.

    Cons

    Interesting Android work. To constrained by standard device strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Split up the organization to allow decentralized, empowered teams, with full P&L ownership.


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