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  1. "Best people ever!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Talent in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and the most talented people. I loved working at Motorola!

    Cons

    Unfocused product strategy, overreliance on finance - trying to save and cut our way to profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on no more than 6 products and only the top volume markets, until MMI is big enough again to go broader. Keep investing in R&D and leverage the new owners to productize MMI ideas, rather than seeing others do so (e.g. iPhone)


  2. 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.

  3. "Sr. Director Supply Chain Operations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director of Supply Chain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Supply Chain in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Technology, Challenging, Leadership, Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    In transition to a new leadership brought a natural change in organization which impacted some team members

    Advice to Management

    Maintain clear the objectives to all employees and set achievable goals.


  4. "Outstanding company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company with a world class reputation for quality and imagining a bold future. It was an honor to represent the company all over the world in the most exciting and fastest growing consumer product market in history, the cellphone/smartphone.

    Cons

    Had a tendency to keep poor senior level managers too long, too much damage was done waiting for them to be replaced, to many opportunities missed.

    Advice to Management

    The company was at it best when talented engineers and technical people ran the company. They had a vision of the future that changed the world in communications, semi-conductors, etc. but they were replaced by people who worried more about Wall Street and next quarter.


  5. "Extremely advanced process, supply chain and IT. Marketing challenged"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are committed hard working and fun/social to be around. They dive in to help and support each other. Perks, bonus, and salary are very competitive.

    Cons

    Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges. Potential severe policy and benefits changes with the Lenovo acquisitions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Motorola Mobility could have been a premier employer."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many talented and dedicated staff but many are leaving. Most projects are Interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    It is difficult to maintain much of a work - life balance. Burn out rate is high. Projects/programs are often behind schedule and require Herculean efforts to complete. This is OK once in awhile but this is SOP at Mobility. Once completed the products are typically behind the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and take a good look at who is doing the real work. Make decision faster and get rid of those who are not doing their job.


  7. "Good Company."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motorola Mobility is in a very interesting consumer space. Fast moving technology. With the Google Acquisition there is a new focus on software and experiences. Look for Motorola to start leading in the Smart phone race.

    Cons

    Hyper-competitive industry. Inflexible dates due to the need to make key holiday advertising deadlines. Google has decided to move Motorola Mobility from Libertyville to downtown Chicago. The primary reason is to make it easier to attract top software talent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Pick a strategy and execute.

  8. "Great Engineering organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Culture of Engineering excellence
    2. Attention to detail and quality; Excellent Hardware orientation
    3. Focus on innovation and to produce invention disclosures (for patents)

    Cons

    1. In some areas, process can become a bureaucratic burden.
    2. Weak on Software in general, bogged down by waterfall processes in some groups;


  9. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand recognition and legacy of innovation. Pay is fair. Promotion opportunities for performance, but being successful can be luck of the draw based upon what product or customer you happen to be working on.

    Cons

    Too many people who think they have the authority to say "no" stifles progress and speed. A lot of frustration at all levels of organization as a result. R&D investments have been cut so dramatically that the future of MOT will not be like it's legacy of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to continue to cut through the wheat in org structures and make responsibilities more cleanly delineated across functions/teams. Commentary is specific to Mobile Devices Business. Sanjay has been making the hard decisions that were not made in '05-'07 that led to MDB's decline.


  10. "Used to be a great company."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Product in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology. Challenging work. Still some good people.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. Terrible strategic decision making. Favoritism in all promotion and organizational decision making. Used to be a great place to work. It's sad that Mobile Devices degraded so badly over the past several years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using "who you know" as the criteria for promotions / organizational decisions.