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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. "A fast paced environment with leading edge technology and no micro-management."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are #1 on the market.

    Cons

    There is not a varied career path for sales people.

    Advice to Management

    More risk please....


  2. "Manager of Business Solutions and Process Design"

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

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work as a Manager of Business Solutions and Process Design

    Cons

    none observed as Fantastic place to work as a Manager of Business Solutions and Process Design


  3. "Excellent, growing company with wide variety of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent front-line management focused on career development and application. Strong committment to consistent evaluation in a company that has become more focused since the Solutions/Mobility separation

    Cons

    No major downsides, only comment is that while pay is competitive with other companies for engineers, if you really want money at MSI, get a sales job.

    Advice to Management

    Recent changes to management and structure seem to be helping. As MSI is a more focused enterprise, continue to consider the impact of changes to all aspects of the business, including the frontline personnel. Accelerate (if possible) conversion from legacy IT systems.


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  5. "Field Tech"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good Company too work for

    Cons

    None so far. Becoming a solutions company.


  6. "Great corporate culture, great benefits."

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

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

    Pros

    Strong sense of corporate ethics.
    Great emphasis on product quality.
    Positive impact in the markets served. A leader in its field.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow moving in the marketplace.
    Personal connectedness has been diminished due to downsizing and outsourcing.
    There is a reduced commitment to training.


  7. "Friendly and collaborative environment."

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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

    Get awarded and recognized for your contributions. The position is what you make of it and there is lots of room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Cost based management may sometimes hinder productivity

    Advice to Management

    Collaboration between the business development and technology departments are key to continued success.


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    "Great company that makes you excited to make life-saving products and have solid job security."

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

    Pros

    My role involved a tremendous amount of incredible, international travel. Our design team was so close it was my second family. I stayed a good 4 years longer than I expected because it was fun going to work everyday and felt purpose in the products I was helping create.

    Cons

    It's still an engineering company at heart - makes it tough sometimes to drive innovation when the company still cares more about time and cost. They're coming around, though. Good place to gain tremendous hands-on experience with product development. Sometimes tough to grow/be promoted due to the senior management lifers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more innovation. Stand behind the designers as much as Marketing and Engineering. Many of us do not see eye to eye on your promotion choices for Director and Senior level managers. Those individuals should exude intelligence, ingenuity, and respect.


  9. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -great pay
    -Great people
    -great products
    -great atmosphere

    Cons

    -surprisingly, not allot of opportunity to advance or lateral move. Everyone is just sitting put due to the ages of the upper levels. A bit top heavy.
    -Not the Motorola people think about. Not as much focus on employees as in the Galvin days.

    Advice to Management

    -do more shuffling of people laterally to give them experience.


  10. "Top notch company with great products"

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    Current Employee - Wireless LAN Sales Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Wireless LAN Sales Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong management with realistic expectations, generous training... Products are top notch and well priced to beat competitors

    Cons

    Marketing is the WORST... Almost like we are trying to keep our products a secret!

    Advice to Management

    Realize that marketing would really amplify results!


  11. "Big Corp, but they treat their employees like family"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, flexibility, lots of opportunity, great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much restructuring within IT. Unclear IT roadmap. No funding for IT projects.



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