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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "I love this company"

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    Current Employee - New Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - New Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Customer focus and respect for the employees

    Cons

    Bad press, low stock price

    Advice to Management

    Don't read the paper, focus on serving the customer


  2. "Motorola WILL triumph"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola was a fantastic company to work for with great people, benefits, work environment, tools and opportunities. management was top notch and knew how to treat people with respect and dignaty. If it was not for the hard times I am sure I would still be working for this American icon. I hope them all the best now and in the future.

    Cons

    The cleaning crew did not do a good job in the bathrooms and sometimes the wastebaskets were full. Libertyville was not the most convenient location but was tolerable. Parking was at a premium if you came in after 8 in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overlook the lowest worker. Get their thoughts on how to improve the company.

  3. "Finally content."

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant III in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant III in Holtsville, NY
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers a laid back but still professional environment. The people are great and the opportunity to advance within the company is limitless. The benefits cannot be better. The hours are flexible. The amount of paid time off is by far better than any company that I have worked for in the past. Most have been here for years. A very good sign! I hope to be with the company for a very long time. I've been there a very short time. I will gladly update my information should my opinions change.

    Cons

    None that I have seen so far.

    Advice to Management

    None. They do a wonderful job!


  4. "Was a leader, has lost its track, has lots of potential, but needs to leverage innovation and vision to move forward."

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a big company, there are lots of opportunities. They have an internal career site that you can use to apply to other departments. They also really care about the local and world communities not only by giving lots of donations for disaster relief, but also have a volunteer day once a year.

    Cons

    You have big company bureaucracy and they have been constantly restructuring. They are not really sure where they need to go and they keep changing their strategy. They need a real vision and need to communicate this to investors and their customers. They are trying to spin-off the wireless company but even that is delayed. They don't get innovation and need to find a way to have R&D and have that translate into real products.

    Advice to Management

    Find a strategy after doing proper research, stick to it and execute. Focus on design and innovation apple/google-style. Give people 10-20%/week to work on their own projects albeit with a Motorola-focus.


  5. "Moto-get off the stick and tie entire SLT compensation to performance, market share and profit."

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    Current Employee - Manager of Software Development. in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager of Software Development. in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement, benefits, recognition, leading edge

    Cons

    Layoff is probably going to affect me

    Advice to Management

    Get product to market faster, no good reason to lose so much market share, lack of exciting products has analysts dissing Moto. Also, you get paid too much, so it doesn't seem to me that you have a lot of incentive to improve performance. Yes, your bonus is tied to performance, but why not take a $1.00 salary and base your entire compensation on company performance>? That's th emodel that will get you and the SLT working hard to maximze performance and profit.


  6. "Greg Brown seeks to sell Mobile Devices while sticking to a more confident two way game plan."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the industry and make extensive contacts. All future employers will have heard of Motorola. The benefits are fairly competitive when compared to the industry. The products are cool and if you would like to change industries, you can go from set top boxes, to cell phones, to two way radios. The corporate culture is ethical and focuses on proper treatment for everyone. There are many locations to work at and I've worked at four, three in IL and one in Texas. Overall, the company has good leadership and good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Constant worrying about job stability. Many layoffs tend to stifle employee morale and makes people unproductive while they talk around the water cooler. Also, the software for the products seems to be slow and has lots of problems. The products are made well in a hardware sense but not in the software sense. The food cafe is cool but the prices seems to be a little on the high side. I would expect that the company could afford to reduce prices but I guess they hire food works to do it so oh well. I need just three more words.

    Advice to Management

    Morale suffers greatly with so many changes. Find a plan and stick with it. Enough of the 5 "C"s or twelve "M"s or whatever cute acronym is next to describe the semi annual policy change


  7. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    challenging work environment. Quality employees and a lot for opportunities for growth. Would recommend a career in Motorola to friends.

    Cons

    Large Company. It is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Travel required for the job. Not always to desirable locations.

    Advice to Management

    Push the wireless set division. Need other outlets other than the radio side. Also a better selection in the cafeteria would be nice.

  8. "Motorola"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule increases productivity as you can work from home
    Their are always opportunities to Grow within organization

    Cons

    Down Sizing has impacted employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Increase R&D Investment


  9. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Motorola Solutions has long and proud history of innovation in the public safety related communications products. The company has a great work culture. People have great respect for each other.

    Cons

    Company needs to accelerate innovation and promote more creativity from within. Complacency among some of its groups will be detrimental for the company. It needs to be much ahead of its competitors to retains its market share.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to create new programs that encourages and promotes innovation in both business models as well as in grassroots technology.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing if you're in the right place."

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    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    - There are some very technically-oriented and nimble teams.
    - If you do good work you will be generously rewarded.
    - Senior management is getting a much sought after refresh with people with a good vision and execution strategy.

    Cons

    - A lot of old 'Motorola' culture still lingering.
    - Unless you know who to work for, getting into the team that isn't 'old Motorola' may be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue striving being nimble, being the best, making the best products and working with the best people. You're in the right direction.


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