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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Nothing Good except the People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    i met some of incredible people here at Motorola, both in technical and in personal. good benefits, unlimited PTO, coworkers are generally easy to deal with.

    Cons

    other than the people and some of the benefits, nothing has been good. All about bottom line, promote wrong people, weak leadership, bad business, weak decision makers, lowball salary

    Advice to Management

    start admitting on your losses and be honest and open to all. Everyone is tired of all BS that you guys put together in nice slideshow. Own your mistakes. Be responsible on your decision (if you can make one).


  2. Helpful (4)

    "On its last legs"

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Very talented coworkers. Cutting edge technology to work on. Facilities that were built by Google.

    Cons

    Can't make a profit. Only solution SLT has is to continually lay off workers and outsource products to ODMs. Won't invest in the business in terms of advertising & marketing to make innovative products known to customers.

    Advice to Management

    The next round of layoffs will be the final death blow to a once incredible engineering powerhouse.

  3. "Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to share thoughts and ideas and potentially see those ideas in a product. Good benefits and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor marketing, no direction from management. Either you are working so hard and have no time, or you are waiting for higher ups to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Pick one thing and stick to it. Listen to new ideas. its the only way to stand out and create unique products in an ever saturating and competitive market.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Former giant now a weak pawn of brain-dead Lenovo"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some amazing people left, but fewer and fewer by the day

    Cons

    Lenovo culture and idiocy slowly taking over. Like a bad disease, the symptoms get worse and worse every day. Soon, our beloved Moto will act like the lifeless, zombie-ish, culturally embarrassing and technically incompetent parent company Lenovo. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what you can do. Not sure Lenovo can be cured. Has to be purged somehow.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with you on your personal schedule.

    Cons

    Have to work 24 hrs a day to get job completed because it is a global company and minimal global support to execute schedules and tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the product and learn how to market the products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    An honest company , working environment is ok , your first level manager usually very nice to you and very good , and this company supports your H1 VISA .

    Cons

    a company lack of vision ,especially when Lenovo bought it . Don't have a clear goal . always see silly decisions . A company still HW focused , usually try to save 1 penny but cause extra difficulties to SW .


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tough times for Motorola"

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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

    Very talented people with fantastic ideas.

    Cons

    Culture has changed with new management. No longer will be industry changing but me-too. Leadership lacks the strategy to win in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the good ideas and the brand.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with and facilities down town are top notch. Great work environment.

    Cons

    There is a overall feeling of uncertainty of future ever since new ownership.

    Advice to Management

    More transparent with future direction.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Some very bright people and the opportunity to work on the latest technologies. The facilities in the Merchandise Mart are top-notch and very well located (despite the never-ending complaints of those resistant to change). Compensation and benefits are decent and work-life balance is excellent in my team.

    Cons

    The company is not competitive, losing money and Lenovo's strategy so far hasn't been paying off. They have been cutting costs everywhere and accelerating the development cycle to make us launch a bunch of phones every quarter. As an engineer I can foresee the quality going down in the lower and mid tiers which I believe is going to worsen the situation. There is no feeling of job security as no matter how good one's performance review, they might get axed like the many people last August.

    Employees are feeling that and the motivation to work hard is hampered. In addition, too much red tape, inertia, and fear to take risks (or non-willingness to commit resources) impedes innovation and Motorola is just becoming a parts integrator for Lenovo: picking parts from manufacturers and software from Google and putting it all together.

    The company is in a very dire situation. The smartphone market is highly commoditized and saturated in almost every geo. Apple and Samsung have the lion's share and we are condemned to be left with the bits and pieces. Our situation in China is disastrous and the inflation/recession in Brazil is killing us.

    Advice to Management

    Do not compromise on quality. Try to motivate employees and stimulate innovation. Double down on advertising and marketing to shove our phones down people's throat. Find new niches/products to make money.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Work Culture at Motorola"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    work life balance, Has good facilities

    Cons

    Definitely not for engineers who have passion for Technology and want to keep learning


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