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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Sr. Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits and bonuses. Dedicated and hard working team members

    Cons

    long days / nights / weekends


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO
    Generous Stock Purchase Plan
    New Facilities
    4% 401K Match

    Cons

    henpecked culture resulting from years of cutbacks and layoffs
    poor morale from constantly shifting jobs overseas
    constant focus on shareholder value - just ship it mentality

    Advice to Management

    Too many changes, shipping too many jobs overseas has resulted in a hollowed out engineering staff unable to deliver on what is needed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated co-workers
    Good base salary

    Cons

    Leadership team and company strategy constantly changing


  4. "Hardware Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Innovative culture and very talented workforce

    Cons

    Regular downsizing. Irrelevance in the marketplace. No direction. Constant leadership changes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees. Company lost direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great location at the top of Merchandise Mart. People I work with are among the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Company keeps being bought (Google and then Lenovo) and keeps cutting costs, which naturally translates to low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs strong leadership.


  6. "Was a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motorola was dedicated to keeping their employees educated and provided classes and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of things changed after acquisition.


  7. "Excellent working environment"

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    Current Employee - Technology Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pushing technology into the next level, enabling devices to continuously learn, adapt, and become self aware

    Cons

    Company lost key talents to the competition

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing technology into the next level, take risks, invest deeper into the talent you have, it will pay back in the near future

  8. "technical staff"

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    great history; remaining staff are smart

    Cons

    SLT have cut so many good people, they have lost their edge.


  9. "A bit sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was originally a great Company to work for - iconic.
    Hired high calibre employees
    Was a brilliant training ground

    Cons

    Has been broken up into smaller, separate businesses
    Lacked strategy and market share near the end of my time there
    Was incredibly lean from a headcount perspective

    Advice to Management

    I think it's too late.........


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good senior management team, good team work

    Cons

    some years no increment and bonus


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