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Motorola Mobility Software Engineer Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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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 161 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this is great company, alive company

    Cons

    need more training to employee

    Advice to Management

    need make a right decision


  2. "Longevity - ahhh NO.."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Right there in the Mobile technology. Resources and Location are fantastic.

    Cons

    Downsizing, downsizing, downsizing, downsizing and corporate acquisitions (Google/Lenovo). Not cool at all!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave the fate of the company in OTHERS hands. Google and Lenovo caused 'downsizing' and unfortunately I was a casualty in a position I thought I'd be able to RETIRE in.


  3. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy gets in the way of getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line operations to unlock value.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A company in transition"

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work with many hardworking talented people. Very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Has not adapted to being a consumer electronics company. Gives too much credit for extra effort put in at the end of projects that could have been avoided with adequate attention to details earlier on.


  6. "Good place to work but market decreasing"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with benefit and culture even with nice office in Chicago downtown.

    Cons

    business goes down with market share decreasing.
    a lot of competitors from China and fast product cycle.


  7. "Motorola Mobility"

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast pace and results oriented engineering culture, great people, great location, excellent learning environment.

    Cons

    business instability, work/life balance, constant changes in leadership, lack of vision in the industry from top senior level management.

    Advice to Management

    Put focus on selling the products build by hardworking and talented engineers instead of handing talent over to your competitors.


  8. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Open mind, innovation, good team members

    Cons

    no promotion in my team


  9. "Exciting Work in the right spots"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you put your time in, make a name for yourself, you'll be able to somewhat pick the projects you get to work on. I've been lucky enough to work on the things that are challenging and interesting. There truly are some really great Engineers here and you'll make great contacts for the future. The work schedule is flexible, benefits are great, the building/location is awesome, and they pay is absurdly high.

    Cons

    There is no real long-term vision - everything seems guided towards the next earnings release. Still operates as if there are tens of thousands of people here. The process overhead can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, just give up; its a losing battle. Nobody working that's left has any faith in what you say or sense of loyalty at this point. I also don't even know who management is these days, you change every 6-months and there are so many layers I stopped caring.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, no reason to look here as it will soon die

    Cons

    No future, no matter how hard you work to make a product it will never sell since the company is not trying to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to sell perfectly engineered devices


  11. "Good Company - Lost its direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Not hyper competitive. Good work life balance.
    Decent benefits - not industry leading, but ok

    Cons

    Salaries on the lower end. You get to see people of all types of caliber here.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to invest aggressively in hiring good candidates from better tech companies and drive a cultural of accountability.