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Motorola Solutions Schaumburg Reviews

Updated February 7, 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. 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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    "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.


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  5. "Great work, not the best HR."

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Tons of opportunity for complete Project Ownership as an Intern
    - Very interesting projects in most teams
    - Fair work/life balance
    - Supportive management all the way up to VP levels.

    Cons

    - As a Junior, HR gave me until August 25th to respond to a return offer.
    - HR did not care that I was a returning intern. I was looking to come back, but in a different position and they did not transfer my return offer. I was then forced to turn it down and hope that I would get another position, but after a 15 min phone screen where all they asked was "are you interesting in this position," i was declined without feedback.

    Advice to Management

    - If you want interns to stay for more than one summer, attempt to accommodate their interests in other parts of the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management does not value their employees. Not allowed to work from home unless there is a critical situation or special occasion.

    Cons

    Friendly people around you who are always happy to help. A lot of learning opportunities.


  7. "Good place to wrok"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with good benefits and competitive salaries

    Cons

    Need to use better tools for project mgmt and not so much Excel.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "If you're a woman in the technology field, skip this company altogether."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good labs and knowledgeable people, good mission statement and this is a social responsible company that makes cities safer with the use of technology.

    Cons

    If you're a woman in the industry, the "bro" culture or the "Matthew Effect" is very strong here, especially with older engineers and managers. Your career growth opportunities will be non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Include more women on your workforce, all activities outside of the workplace should not be gatherings at bars or to play male only team sports.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It pays the bills"

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

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

    Pros

    Steady income with good benefits.

    Cons

    Not the same as when the Galvin's owned it. Layoffs are a evil pattern.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Staff Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. Lots of workload to keep you busy. You will get good experience in processes which change about every 2 years

    Cons

    Narrow focus, Constant downsizing, Management that changes methods every few years.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Technical Project Lead/Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Software Technical Project Lead/Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been working in Motorola family for over a decade. Really depends on your manager, the work can be really fun and challenge.

    Cons

    Bonus is relatively lower than many of the other tech companies



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