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Updated February 21, 2018
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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Pros
  • Managers I worked with respected the work / life balance (in 174 reviews)

  • Not allowed to work from home unless there is a critical situation or special occasion (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of team culture and work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management content to use stock price and analyst opinions as primary indication of business health (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "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!


  2. "Good Company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Room for Growth, Good Co-workers, friendly environment

    Cons

    None at the current moment

  3. "Sr Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good management and Work Culture. Everyone has an opportunity to learn things.

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the ladder.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I’ve worked for"

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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

    Growing company, lots of internal opportunities, great management and leadership team, good benefits and fair salaries. Best of all, MSI has a flexible work environment!

    Cons

    Big organization and it can be hard to stand out. Best advice is getting involved in work streams and volunteer projects to make a difference

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and reevaluate perks to make sure they’re relevant and competitive in the industry


  5. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Open door culture in finance. No one is above rolling their sleeves up to get the job done. High performers are rewarded. Rotation opportunities every 18 months

    Cons

    Human Resources could be revamped

    Advice to Management

    See above


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Emerald Isle, NC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Emerald Isle, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture -- generally, everyone operated in a very professional and respectful manner. Great benefits and competitive pay. Continuous learning opportunities. Got to work with a lot of very bright, motivated people.

    Cons

    Due to parts of the business being sold off over the years and the overall company size being reduced, there were limited opportunities for advancement, though they attempted to compensate for this by enabling job rotations which enabled people to broaden their skills.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value and invest in your employees as your founders, the Galvins, did.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to work with some very smart and amazing people. I had a good manager, but after my manager moved on to a different position, it was not so great. I was able to learn and gain some good experience.

    Cons

    Long hours, doing same thing everyday, sometime no clear direction is given.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to provide clear direction and specific format before give work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Motorola Solutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Pay was decent; benefits were also good.

    Cons

    cut-throat; one division pitted against another; did not work together for the overall betterment of the company. Management seemed to actively push this

    Advice to Management

    Doubt many (or any) of those people are still there but cohesiveness is a big part (in my opinion) of a company's success


  9. "My experience with Motorola"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Motorola has very good benefits. The company presents a professional and diverse environment. They are flexible and allow telecommuting from home.

    Cons

    They reorganize too much...then they go back. Too many layoffs. Work is slowly moving to Poland. Not all mid-level managers are management material.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Barely a Heartbeat"

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

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

    Pros

    Best in class products. Excellent mission statement to help customers do their best in moments that matter.

    Cons

    Despite positive earnings quarter over quarter and year after year, this company continues to make poor decisions regarding infrastructure and rewarding employees.

    They use earnings to buy up redundant companies and then they off their talent to pay for it. If you have gray hair, for get about actually seeing a graceful retirement.

    Medical insurance costs are twice what my spouse pays at a smaller company. PTO is only good if you are there for more than 15 years.

    Employees are often asked to take pay downgrades or upgrade to management with no training or incentive, so you can have a whole team making more than you do. No more stock options offered. I could go on and on about how this company is not compensating employees fairly. But the bottom line is once you leave MSI, you won't miss the BS at all.

    Advice to Management

    Your only true asset is the talent. Nurture and reward loyalty when you find it in employees. Stop offshoring the development of mission critical products to millenials in Krakow, Poland and Penang, Malaysia. Cheap labor will be the downfall of this company.


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