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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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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 165 reviews)

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  1. "Signing off after 30 plus years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was an excellent company to work for at one time.

    Cons

    This company can't make a profit. Poor decisions made late. Plenty of upper management that know the definition of insanity...doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.

    Advice to Management

    Its too late...


  2. "Uncertain times"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in a fast pace and exciting market

    Cons

    Bought by Chinese company Lenovo. Lots of Layoffs. Uncertain future

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Motorola brand integrity and spend more money in advertisement

  3. "horrible place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Inventory Control Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Inventory Control Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hour week, decent pay for work performed

    Cons

    Idiotic Management, hostile co-workers, no chance as a contractor of being hired, chaotic working conditions with no SOPs or guidance from leadership, had to wear scrubs while full-time employees in same environment could wear street clothes

    Advice to Management

    Shut the place down... oh wait.


  4. "Senior IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Smart people to work with. Exciting projects and cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities, challenge balancing between work and life. no to limited employee recognition

    Advice to Management

    improve marketing and business strategy to gain market share. there are cool products but sad to see not enough publicity. come up with a creative way to market products within the limited means company has.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility moved into a nice new facility in the city but now everybody has a very long commute. Working on the latest Android.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and layoffs. Everybody is defensive and protects turf. Management mostly bad, indifferent or clueless. Pick a clique or GTFO.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter what the advice is, will double down on what hasn't worked so far. Not google or apple and never were, so stop trying.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Downsizing, don't go"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Contact Center Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager/Contact Center Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In short the people that work along side of you make it all with while. For the most part teams are very close and in my case my direct leader was great. The senior leadership team has a lot of knowledge/history of the company's journey, which comes in handy sometimes.

    Cons

    There is some major restructuring going on with this company right now. They laid off ~500 employees recently. The layoffs were not targeting any particular group so it's kind of an unsettling place to be right now.

    Advice to Management

    Quit while you're ahead. The new parent company is not listening or looking at whatever your attempting to do. At this point your talents can/should be used elsewhere. If you can regroup with some new, fresh talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazingly crappy place"

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

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

    Pros

    Hard to think of any

    Cons

    Terrible management. No VPs ever get fired for making big mistakes. Horrid HR policies. If you apply for an internal job that is a grade higher than yours, they do NOT give you that higher grade! They say they will "consider it" but it NEVER happens.

    Current CEO Rick O was the genius who created BLUR. He thought it was a good idea to make you SIGN IN to your own phone!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ProgramManager"

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

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

    Pros

    Programs involve cool technology, pay and benefits are some of the best in Chicago. Flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Management does not really want a program manager, they want someone to execute their plan. Pointing our risks and questioning project plan is not advised. Must know how to manage perception.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be strategic instead of tactical. Place employees in positions by their relevant skill sets.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in Bay Area. Allows travel to differnt countries or within the USA. One free cell phone every year

    Cons

    Extreme over load of work. Make you work for more than 60hours a a week for a long time without any over time pay or time off. Very low talented staff. No respect for employees. Job title means nothing. Make you work on anything and everything.
    Senior management out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Respect labor law.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely unstable company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great new technologies to try. Working with new SW in unchartered territory. This means you are either 1-2 years ahead of the main stream or walking in a wrong direction.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. Company changes management and ownership very often. Not a stable working environment. When management have no ideas how to bring values to core business the main idea they always can relyon is a cost reduction. Nobody knows what the outcome would be when Lenovo will start pressing for immediate results. Also, company is kept separately from the owner company - Lenovo. This is a sign that they can further brake it down and sell by smaller pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Less empty promises and reduce tensions in a office. Open office model brings constant interruptions to everybody around.


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