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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • 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. "Good Company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility is in a very interesting consumer space. Fast moving technology. With the Google Acquisition there is a new focus on software and experiences. Look for Motorola to start leading in the Smart phone race.

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive industry. Inflexible dates due to the need to make key holiday advertising deadlines. Google has decided to move Motorola Mobility from Libertyville to downtown Chicago. The primary reason is to make it easier to attract top software talent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Pick a strategy and execute.


  2. "Exceptional Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top rated employer - year after year.

    Great benefits: Salary, vacation, health care, long / short term disability, education, you name it. Offers all the perks and industry standard or better. Seriously. None better.

    Promotability: You can WORK your way up the ladder.

    Color blind: Minorities, women, etc are all n LEADERSHIP roles, not just not free from discrimination. Also, as important, minority status will not put you in a LEADERSHIP role. You earn it like everyone else does.

    Owned by Google: You'll be working with THE 800# gorilla in the room. Ability to partner with another highly rated company on cutting edge technology is at your fingertips.

    Cons

    This is NOT your (great) (grand) father's Motorola. The days where an employee was GALVANIZED (not able to be fired except with CEO review) are long part of our past. Performance is the name of the game today. Be at work, be ready to work, and be able to work on the next generation stuff. If you're not into the latest software, hardware, technology, etc - you'll not be working here long. You're here to work and work hard.

    Company is in flux. Mass layoffs are commonplace. That said, the company continues to do the "right" thing by the employees even during unfortunate times.

    Advice to Management

    Google is the new young dog on the field. They're successful. They're smart. They're agile. They've got energy. They've got some very deep pockets. That said, they've never (really) made a physical device and put it to market. The old dog (Motorola) can be taught new tricks, but don't discount the experience of those who may be a bit long in the tooth. No one knows it all.


  3. "Thanks for the layoff package"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Set for life! Can't wait for the next gig where you get a fat pay check for doing nothing.

    Cons

    Whats there to say? Set for life baby!


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  5. "Had A Good Run Until the Big G Took Over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting to develop leading edge Android smartphones. Intelligent, hard working coworkers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The cellular industry as a while is a roller coaster ride. Good years were like winning the lottery in terms of bonuses and morale. Bad years were times of big layoffs and working lots of overtime to survive.

    Advice to Management

    If Motorola Mobility was still independent, there would be something to say. But all the senior leadership was let go by Google, so who knows what's next?


  6. "Great Ride While It Lasted..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who became friends; ample opportunity to move to new positions internally (in the past); culture driven by desire to design and deliver great products; better than average pay; Google's new influence.

    Cons

    Bad moral from constant waves of downsizing; very low market share (perhaps beyond the point of recovery);

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on marketing...great products won't sell themselves anymore without a push


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Great people and terrific support groups.

    Cons

    Difficult tasks without state of the art equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Thin out management layers.


  8. "Overall condition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They invest heavily in engineering so you will be at the forefront of technical level

    Cons

    Marketing-wise the products are not appealing to the consumer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Bad economy, acquired by google and laid off several times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work and career experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great brand good culture, good management good infrastructure

    Cons

    remote HR remote IT low high

    Advice to Management

    do good.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A new company reborn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology company with a long history of innovation in cellular technology. Teams are very passionate about their products and are some of the hardest working engineers I know. The talent is very deep and experienced. The recent purchase by Google will fundamentally change the company from an 1990s company to the more modern age, albeit as a much smaller entitiy

    Cons

    Management has been slow to keep up with technology trends, until recently when the entire company was split up and purchased by Google. Recent management has been moving very rapidly to reform the company which has caused a culture clash, expected, and a loss of a lot of experience due to down sizing. The challenge will be to keep the company alive while fundamentally changing what it is doing. The reality, is that there is a long way to go before Motorola Mobility will challenge the leaders in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new marketplace.



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