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  1. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people around, can learn new technology as a fresher

    Cons

    I have seen a few people getting layed off during my employment period


  2. "Extremely dissatisfied, please look elsewhere!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They will provide reimbursement for Masters degree, however you would need to stay with the company around 2-3 years from the date of complertion to waive any fee. best thing is to work their for 2-3 years and then move on.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, treat junior engineers with disrespect and no recognition for hard work. No raises or promotions for number of years

    Advice to Management

    Provide recognition to your employees, give them basic respect, provide raises and promotions according to their hard work and dedication.

  3. "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.


  4. "EMS"

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    Current Employee - CCS Account Management in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - CCS Account Management in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation, Products, Training, Salary

    Cons

    Growth, Internals throughout companie hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Very little room for growth with the companies splitting


  5. "Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Schaumburg, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my department the people I worked with were great. The compensation was decent and the benefits were great. The Schaumburg area is also nice.

    Cons

    It was a large company and you could get lost. You are more of a number outside your department. In my position your numbers were worth more then the satisfaction of your customer.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management is to stop being driven by metrics but more towards the satisfaction of the customers.


  6. "supportive of work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Motorola Labs, not sure if same applies to other divisions
    - nice and smart colleagues you can always learn from
    - accessibility to top researchers and industry leaders (e.g. via invited talks, seminars)
    - information sharing of the latest technologies
    - flexible working schedule
    - conference and professional membership coverage
    - great health benefit
    - gym on campus with free classes

    Cons

    there's a gap for technology transfer from the labs to the product team

    Advice to Management

    cutting people is not the only way to reduce costs, --wonder how far a company can go if it only sees its people as costs. Oh, and if you have to, play it fair.


  7. "WOW what a place"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The cafeteria has good food

    Cons

    If you're a good old boy you'll do ok..
    Role and responsibilities not clear.
    Company always seems confused, they change constantly. Change for change sake!

    Advice to Management

    Get some!

  8. "Senior Systems Engineer at Motorola"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Research environment and it is valued

    Cons

    Many middle managers are barely educated, not good at capturing who does the real work.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate managers often for the health of the company. Otherwise, sycophants get away with less work and more rewards.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "General"

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

    Pros

    Good technical exposure and opportunities

    Cons

    Mid/Senior management is not trustworthy either for engineers or for CEO. Its a class of all politics and little work - mostly.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act and not the engineers who really matter. To compete ,think about max 4 level of hierarchy. Recognize, attract and retain talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Great Engineering Company
    Staff supports each other
    Reasonable work life balance
    Great place to learn and experiment
    Access to technology

    Cons

    Senior leadership lacks vision and ability to execute on strategy
    A new slogan every year makes it hard to measure performance
    10% perceived bottom performers are fired every year
    Middle management is basically white male and extremely poor

    Advice to Management

    Start making decisions that make sense


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