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Motorola Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Communications Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company heritage

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations without proper justification


  2. "Inside sales and support"

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

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

    Pros

    Only pro is free snacks

    Cons

    You're not really a sales person. Depending on the territory they give you you will meet your quota. Most sales come from run rate making some people look good and others looking bad. Management likes to make promises that they have no intention on following through with. If this is your first job out of college go for it but if not stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and learn how to do your employees jobs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "What Happened?"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company in the late 90's early 2000's

    Cons

    Not nearly nimble enough in a fast moving technological world

    Advice to Management

    Rather than placing emphasis on getting the stock price up, focus on innovation, focus on technology, focus on the future, and focus on your employees...without them, your dead in the water


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, everyone is treated with respect whether you are a contractor or employee. The culture is great! They are very flexible and forward-thinking with mobility/flexibility in your work schedule and location.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any at this time! I don't see this as a con but some people would, a lot of areas have very few or no admins. Everyone is expected to do their own calendars, get supplies, and other miscellaneous items. New people that are used to an admin take a little extra time to adjust to this but it seems to work well in the type of environment they have created. Not to worry, everyone is pretty self-sufficient!


  5. "Great global corporation"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liders in telecommunications. Opportunities to grow and learn new technologies

    Cons

    Massive burocracy. Any decision could take months to make it effective, even laboral ones.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on regional goals more than local ones. It is needed for visibility


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people bad management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good teammates, challenging work.

    Cons

    Management lies to employees constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell people that layoffs are done and then initiate a new round only days later.


  7. "Technical Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Takes care of employees with good benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing efforts have impacted current workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Need to in-source more qualified engineers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.


  9. "Innovation and Creativity Shine"

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    Current Employee - Marketing and Business Development Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing and Business Development Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization whose culture is built on growth, innovation and partnership. Focus on products that preserve safety.

    Cons

    Large mature organization so there are some challenges in communication and process speed.

    Advice to Management

    Let ideas continue to be shared, grow in the technology space and be open to product evolution.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with healthy stock price. Good portfolio of equipment and serivces

    Cons

    Senior Leadership has lost connection with the average worker. There is no longer a clear direction for the company as it seems the CEO is only interested in sizing the company for sale to get a significant bonus. The older workers, those with 10 plus years of service, are few and far between now

    Advice to Management

    Get to know ALL of your employees and not just the "best and brightest" that you apparently do not believe you employ currently. You are overlooking a significant opportunity with employees that have spent most of their working lives at your company


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