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Motorola Mobility Software Engineer Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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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. "Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer/Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of talented people, and a lot of good technology.
    Salary and bonus' are good - but it's important you start out on a good salary,
    as you won't be brought in line with peers if you start out on a low amount.

    Cons

    The company is now much changed and in different ownership.
    The main challenge when I worked there - was the direction the company as a whole was going stragegically.
    Company had a lot of good people and good technology but had challanges getting all products aligned to it's strategy.
    The company would too often buy smaller companies rather than develop in house.
    Getting these collection of small companies aligned on the Motorola ship then became challanging for the company................hence a lot of waste, and not necessarily because some of
    the product lines were not good enough - but rather because the company had too many products, and had difficulty aligning in one direction - or a number of directions.

    Advice to Management

    Do a more blended combination of acquisations and in house development for product development.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees. Company lost direction"

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great location at the top of Merchandise Mart. People I work with are among the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Company keeps being bought (Google and then Lenovo) and keeps cutting costs, which naturally translates to low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs strong leadership.

  3. "Was a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motorola was dedicated to keeping their employees educated and provided classes and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of things changed after acquisition.


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Pros

    Interesting android work and device work. Resources to get stuff done. Fun people to wok with.

    Cons

    Interesting Android work. To constrained by standard device strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Split up the organization to allow decentralized, empowered teams, with full P&L ownership.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.