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Motorola Solutions Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Lack of team culture and work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management are too focused on short term profits (wooing the shareholders and bean-counters) (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Westminster CO site review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time

    Pros

    An always challenging and personally rewarding job where you have the opportunity to contribute to an important industry - software to help First Responders.
    The team is friendly and the office is a nice, flexible place to work.
    The software teams (agile/scrum) are highly responsible and have a lot of ownership for both the development process and the code they produce.

    Cons

    Customers can be very demanding.
    Sometimes the flexible environment can take away from the team feeling strongly co-located and partnered together.

    Advice to Management

    HR process generally have the feeling of a very large company, not the smaller more dynamic company MSI has become. Put more control in the hands of managers and leaders of the organizations.

  3. "Technical Staff Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "mechanical engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Plantation, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide lots of training....mainly in the Six Sigma methodologies.

    Cons

    participation in mandatory side projects that are not relevant to the day to day work


  5. "Innovation and Creativity Shine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, No Direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and working environment

    Cons

    Continuous lay-offs, lack of a clear strategy, short term thinking,

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the same"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Life Work Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great life work balance, competitive PTO, benefits, and salaries. Work on projects that make a difference in this world. Good communication from management. Smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of HR orientation the beginning.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "system test engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very friendly staff flexible hours

    Cons

    have not found any cons yet


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