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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 times at motorola"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good engineering very professional and experienced

    Cons

    poor management lack of forward thinking from the middle and upper management

    Advice to Management

    resign


  2. "Very relaxed and enjoyable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work enviornment
    fun people to be around
    flexible hours
    free food
    they have a great salary for incoming workers

    Cons

    Sometimes they are too lenient with the schedule'
    They may require some overtime hours
    It is a very large campus

    Advice to Management

    have more events outside of wrk for the employees to get to know each other better. Have more corporate events.


  3. "Not satisfying, work for 2 years and then move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good place for youngsters to get their hands wet.
    - Upper management is pretty chilled out and would not make you work hard, career progress is decent if you stick around for a lot of years

    Cons

    - Very relaxed attitude towards work. Hard deadlines are never followed.
    - Most of the senior coders walk in anytime they want and stay till whatever time suits them

    Advice to Management

    Take lots of feedback from entry-level employees or those who have worked in other companies for many years.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Once was a great place to work, alas no more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package was good, onsite gym, onsite day care facility, on site cafeteria (poor food though). Fairly good central location.

    Cons

    Constant fear of being laid off.
    Lack of communication from Senior Management to employees.
    Management making decisions to lay people off yet still flying their corporate jets and spending frivolously on their own personal enjoyment.
    Dull monotonous environment lacking in inspiration

    Advice to Management

    It would be good for the senior managers to BE SEEN to be making some sacrifices themselves personally. It still seems like they enjoy the good life while laying off people and cutting back benefits etc.


  7. "Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good techincal group, good learning environment.

    Cons

    Disorganized company. Treat employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Abysmal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Network Monitoring in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Reasonable benefits, including a credit union, 401k match, company stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision. Decent front line employees.

    Cons

    Poor morale, poor pay and benefits. No training. No support from IT or management. Ruling by fear and innuendo. If you prove yourself as a capable employee, you will be given more work and more responsibility without more pay. Management routinely will make public any kind of perceived shortcomings they see in employees. If any equipment breaks down, good luck getting it repaired or replaced. On separate occasions, a microwave oven and a refrigerator broke down. Management tried collecting money from the employees to replace both the microwave and the refrigerator. There is no consistent time-off policy, even within the workgroup. Some days, you just have to send an email to get the time approved. If you try leaving in the middle of your shift, even if you have an emergency, even if you have time off available, your manager will demand your badge.
    No consistent measurement of employee performance. Most employee performance is based on subjective buzzwords like "flexibility" and "attitude." Translation: do what management wants whenever they want you to. Don't question the status quo, even if the status quo is terrible. Sit down, shut up, and be grateful to even have a job in a terrible economy.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat. There are so many mid-level managers whose most lasting contributions are cleaning out the break room refrigerator or posting signs to clean the break room.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Telecom Giant on the verge of losing its legacy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Great location.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management is bad.
    Engineers are not treated with respect.
    Jobs are being outsourced heavily and only product management is being done.

    Advice to Management

    Give Engineer the role/job that they want to do. Don't force them to do the work that they don't like to do.


  11. "Good Work/Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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