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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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  • Work life balance is a bit hard to find because the better you manage your projects, you will be rewarded with more projects (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management are too focused on short term profits (wooing the shareholders and bean-counters) (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    company culture, investigation direction, salary

    Cons

    personal growth slowly, too relax


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    People are good to work with

    Cons

    They have a history of letting go people over 50 and replacing them with younger cheaper labor.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are assets too, stop letting all that knowledge go out the door.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture and pay. Flexible working hrs and overall good benefits

    Cons

    Health benefits and merit increases are not so great as it used to be including career advancement.

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Nerve Wrecking Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Motorola used to be a big company with many sector, it was fun to move from one sector to other sectors. The education benefits were good too. But none left now.

    Working for Motorola was actually very relaxing.

    Cons

    1. People were not nice people in general. When I moved to my current company, I thought that my current co-workers are just not real. I was wondering why these people were very nice. Motorolans, in general, are not nice people, there are some nice ones, but not common.
    2. When I was there, quarterly lay off is a normal thing.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to be said, most are gone anyway.....


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Best people and best work-life balance. Good culture. Managers and executives treat you like peers.

    Cons

    Below market salaries and bonuses and layoffs every quarter for the past 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs and stock buybacks are not authentic ways to raise your stock price. Investors may like it but it is a short-term solution with major consequences in morale and loyalty.


  7. "Overall a great company"

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    Former Employee - Creative Services
    Former Employee - Creative Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made many good friends, like family. Benefits, Insurance great. Paid education.

    Cons

    I wish work was closer to my home.


  8. "Stop moving jobs off shore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, still some talent left

    Cons

    Most software development teams are now based outside US, if you work in the US you always have the axe hanging over your head. For technical roles, very hard to move up. Outdated technology.


  9. "Distinguished Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a part of creating mission critical products for first responders.

    Cons

    Focus seems to be on figuring out how to reduce operating costs as opposed to how to grow the business

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your employees as they are your greatest asset


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, generous compensations, and good life/work balance.

    Cons

    The company is lacking innovation. The management does not have vision to start new market/business.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to grow organically.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Distinguished Member of Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is a very friendly culture

    Cons

    continuous fear of lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Value people and their contributions



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