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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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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. "Worst possible nightmare of a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, some work flexibility

    Cons

    Extreme pressure cooker environment, no value for your work, you are treated like a disposable rag, ineffective HR, rude management

    Advice to Management

    Fire inexperienced people in the management


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going Down the Drain - Hopefully Google can save them."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in Florida are great. They are hardworking and go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Management in Illinois. They think they know it all but they were the ones driving the ship when it went down. The Plantation facility was making money and very successful.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at who are original Motorolan's in upper management in Illinois. If Google is going to grow the business they need to clean house further.


  3. "Once a great company, now on the way down and out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility of work schedule.

    Cons

    Although Motorola had been experiencing loses for many years, it seems that nothing management does can reverse that trend. Layoffs have become commonplace, employee moral is at rock-bottom, and the company has gotten even worse since being bought by Google. Employees are no longer treated as an asset, but rather as a commodity, and instead are thrown out like yesterday's trash at the whim of management, without consideration for how well an individual performs or what they contribute. Since August, 2012, 5,200 Motorolans have been laid off, the set-top box division is being sold off, and the entire supply chain organization is being sold and/or outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to save money WITHOUT eliminating hard-working employees. Google has destroyed Motorola's corporate culture to the point where no one will want to work for Motorola. Given how highly Google is supposedly rated a place to work, you would never know it by the way the people at Motorola Mobility have been treated since being acquired by Google.


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  5. "Lay-offs, lay-offs, and more lay-offs!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with decent pay and benefits. Use to be a market leader in cell phones. When things were rolling along good it was a good place to work.

    Cons

    Decaying, bloated leadership. Maybe the Google takeover can turn it around. To much politics and waste leaving too many "chiefs" and not enough "indians" to do the work to produce good products.


  6. "Poor senior leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Motorola was a source of pride. The co-workers were like family

    Cons

    Headquarters treated the locations outside of Chicago as if they did not know what they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in your employees, the majority of time they know what they are doing. Due to managements poor leadership, Motorola lost it's edge


  7. "No business strategy communicated, no direction, poor directors that are not qualified for their jobs."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -benefits are good
    -nice, smart co-workers
    -learning opportunities

    Cons

    -executive team is disconnected/self focused and doesn't care about the employees
    -total 'boys club'-no females in senior level positions, no advancement for females
    -directors are known to bully and harass employees without recourse
    -layoffs are ALWAYS looming

    Advice to Management

    -be open with employees-there are so many intelligent, hard working people who want the company to succeed but run into walls because of senior management.
    -provide open communication on what direction the company is moving in
    -don't tell employees that the future is bright and 3 weeks later lay off 4000 people-be honest and show respect for employees.


  8. "Downsizing company with no vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Cutting edge technology.
    2. H1B sponsor.

    Cons

    1. Continuous downsizing kills the morale and hopes in the company's vision.
    2. The Top level management does not care about employees concerns. Those who raise their voice during a performance appraisal are those to be let go when a company restructuring is done and this happens every year because of shrinking profit margin and lack of proper vision.
    3. No recognition for innovation disclosures and publications.
    4. The entire company is in such a mess that it is a ticking time bomb ready to explode.
    5. Ask any employee of Motorola (above 10+ years) of experience. They will tell you how frustrated they are.

    Advice to Management

    Higher level management should own the responsibility in lack of vision and focus in meeting their goals and should not cut back on hard working resources who are committed to the employer for a very long time.


  9. "Mot-Mobility not exactly the environment it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company pays well - overall compensation is very good

    Cons

    overall environment and climate just not good - for the past 15 years, saw reductions about every 6 months. Used to place high premium on strong technical leadership, but just doesn't seem to matter anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Care... about employees - you'll get loyalty and better performance out of your human resources


  10. "bad to worse to bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing to say, the company is an american company with american values that is the only pro

    Cons

    crappy salary, bad management, top heavy company no respect for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Nothing enters their ears so no use.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Treated like slaves"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cash. Medical benefits. Dental coverage.

    Cons

    No respect
    No communication
    All bureaucracy
    No team spirit
    Complete incompetence
    Complete failure of management to assign people with the skills to the jobs.
    Complete failure of management to support, train, and motivate personnel

    Advice to Management

    You fail. Get out.



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