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Motorola Mobility Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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Pros
  • 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. "Great company, really cares about employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefit, a lot of training opportunities, transparent company policy and product details, nice office environment and flexible work environment

    Cons

    Not stable management team and strategy after the acquisition, tedious and unnecessary processes for a lot of departments

    Advice to Management

    Improve process, make it easier, change product design strategy and marketing/ sales strategy


  2. "Business analytics manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Analytics Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analytics Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    chocolates for free
    some times free phones

    Cons

    un talented and professional management and employees
    false reviews
    extreme hardwork
    create new ways to make employees work more
    not respectful

    Advice to Management

    shut down


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Frenetic pace"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid well, interesting products and applications, good people.

    Cons

    Focused on the device features and not the experience with the device. Business model of selling to telcos caused features that no user wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Get the user experience right and devices would be successful.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Change is in the air"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in Sunnyvale are wonderful. Close knit, intelligent, innovative. They share knowledge, and make you welcome.

    Cons

    Things are different with the acquisition by Lenovo. Still up in the air about how it will work out. It's not the same as it was before.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that US employees are treated fairly by Lenovo. It's been difficult at times.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "The mighty has fallen, and can't seem to get up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were amazing and the products were the best in the business.

    Cons

    Sadly they laid off so many good people and many others left because it's a sinking ship. Marketing was never affective on a National scale in the US, customers didn't know anything about our amazing products.

    Advice to Management

    It's obvious at this time that Motorola as we know it, is gone. The brand is in a tail spin. Push back on Lenovo's demands to cut, cut, cut. Either double down or fold.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Looking back"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company name well known, which should empower a much leaner team/culture after Google cleaned house.

    Cons

    Poor Senior IT leadership, protected because of illness? Lack of Care? What?

    Advice to Management

    Fire abusive leaders instead of "coaching". You knew who they were, we know you did because you sought our input and claimed concern.


  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open communication and great transperancy

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "50-50"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be given with lots of responsible roles to play.

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring hurts the morale of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Company is headed in the right direction. Continue to produce the right phones, results will be good.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of executive vision, poorly managed, revolving door"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ambitious design vision, competitive pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Poorly organized, poor work/life balance, lack of executive vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get your ducks in a row and provide a cohesive business vision and strategy so the rest of us can contribute in a smart, innovative way.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Losing the Google-y Mojo"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people trying to do the right thing and innovate in mobile & wearable devices. Still an opportunity out there.

    Cons

    After Google sold us to Lenovo, the company has rebounded a bit back into 'too many products' problem, and rather quickly dropped the emphasis on software and cloud. Too bad as this was starting to get traction under Google ownership and support.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, slim the portfolio!


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