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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 164 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Director of Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting programs, vast infrastructure (sales, marketing, engineering, R&D, etc.), very competitive pay, very good benefits, VERY TALENTED people. Great location in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

    Cons

    1.) Well, if you're not a techie you're at a disadvantage. Even in non-engineering roles, there is a (deserved?) prejudice toward people with technical backgrounds. 2.) Up until it was acquired, first by Google, then Lenova, things were pretty grim with constant downsizing. Over my 21 years there it went from a peak of 150,000 people to below 20,000. Some big chunks of this were from selling off whole divisions, but a lot was from plain old layoffs. It's such a competitive product space with Apple and Samsung as your main competition.

    Advice to Management

    Once and for all right size and then stop laying people off.


  2. "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture. Decent benefits. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Everything changed when bought by Google.

    Advice to Management

    Need better benefits.

  3. "Good Engineering company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Engineering company to work for

    Cons

    Needs revamping of the staff. A lot of old school employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve the salary structure


  4. "The people at Motorola made my job enjoyable."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They had a great mentor program available in my department that helped me network with others outside my group.

    Cons

    There was very little movement during the years leading up to the split, so not much opportunity for advancement.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "5-10 years ago it was a great place to work, it went downhill from there very fast"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * very sharp people to work with
    * flexible work environment
    * very interesting work up until 2007 or so

    Cons

    * extremely top heavy organization
    * senior management is cluless about how to run a business; too many examples here- look no further than its lost leadership in an industry that it created-
    * accomplishments not recognized

    Advice to Management

    * talk from time to time to real engineers and find out what's going on instead of relying on yes men that you usually surround yourself with
    * embrace change, not fight it; learn to recognize game-changing events/technology


  6. "Good Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Low pressure job.

    Cons

    - No accountability
    - Still fat
    - Nothing moves quickly

    Advice to Management

    Honest communication. Don't cost cut your way to greatness


  7. "Good people but senior management at highest level needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology
    Innovative and friendly people

    Cons

    Lacks long term vision
    Too much risk averse

  8. "Manufacturer stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people, great products, and people in the line business are committed to success. Good sales teams and large share of the equipment business in key markets.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, short term focused, lack the ability to articulate a vision and then deliver on that vision.

    Advice to Management

    Become a wireless solutions company, and build a end to end solutions business. That means applications, consulting, and end to end integration services.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, still working out the bad apples"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Huge Market Share & Global Leader in Public Safety Communications

    Cons

    Good Old Boys running the show, not very quick on their feet

    Advice to Management

    The Management of Motorola Solutions needs to be quicker to adapt to the changing trends in the industry (software, marketing tactics, and sales compensation plan).


  10. "Still a good company. Hopefully it can be great agin post separation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Isolated opportunities to work on exciting products, with brilliant people.
    Depending on project and/or product specifics lots of resources available to invest in success.
    Although the company may have lost some of its luster there is a still a tradition and history of innovation and success.

    Cons

    The business is driven too much by cost cutting and is too focused on short term results.
    Different departments and business units often treat each other as warring tribes.
    Years of downsizing have resulted in a lack of engagement on the part of many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing the company by trying to control costs.
    Aggressively invest in the growth of your employees.
    Put an end to inter-department politics and the warring tribes mentality by incentivizing value delivery.


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