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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated June 6, 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. "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


  2. "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.


  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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!


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to contract"

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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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