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Motorola Solutions Schaumburg Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Gregory Q. Brown
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  • Best people and best work-life balance (in 166 reviews)

  • Not allowed to work from home unless there is a critical situation or special occasion (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked here for 18 years and only left to take advantage of a voluntary severance package. The best part was that there were so many opportunities / groups that you could move among every few years (though this has changed a bit as the company has gotten smaller). I also found it to be very family friendly. Yes, you could work your tail off but if you set boundaries and got results, it was a great work / life balance. The majority of employees are smart and respectful making it a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    As with any place, your experience was very manager specific. I happen to work for excellent managers -- and when I didn't, I sought out different positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping working hard to bring in the brightest people. Make sure priorities are super clear.


  2. "Pretty good outline for career progression"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -as stated in the title
    -very laid back culture

    Cons

    -I had a pretty terrible mentor (will update review with more details when it's safe for me to do so)
    -not as many intern events as I had hoped for

    Advice to Management

    Try and screen for mentors that actually want to do it. Host more intern events

  3. "MSI"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning multiple responsibilities and ability to change roles

    Cons

    Job stability due to outsourcing North American jobs off-shore

    Advice to Management

    Come down and work in the trenches once in awhile and see it from the bulk of the company's employees point of view.


  4. "Senior Manager IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great job experiences and people.

    Cons

    - Continual chaos due to massive divestiture activity and lack of company direction.

    Advice to Management

    - Hurry up and get it over with already.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "What Happened?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company in the late 90's early 2000's

    Cons

    Not nearly nimble enough in a fast moving technological world

    Advice to Management

    Rather than placing emphasis on getting the stock price up, focus on innovation, focus on technology, focus on the future, and focus on your employees...without them, your dead in the water


  6. "Great global corporation"

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

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

    Pros

    Liders in telecommunications. Opportunities to grow and learn new technologies

    Cons

    Massive burocracy. Any decision could take months to make it effective, even laboral ones.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on regional goals more than local ones. It is needed for visibility


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great people bad management"

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    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.

  8. "Technical Staff Engineer"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, No Direction"

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    • 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


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