Motorola Mobility
3.1 of 5 1,430 reviews
www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

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Pros:
  • "For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California"
    in 116 reviews
  • "Very flexible work hours as long as things get done"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions"
    in 95 reviews
  • "Also, the work-life balance can be difficult, because it's a fast-paced industry"
    in 22 reviews
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Have had very good time at one point

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGrowth opportunities. Diverse and dynamic environment. Great people (in some teams).

ConsNot able to continue to innovate once it reached to a high point of success

Advice to Senior ManagementThink out of the box. Better marketing/effort outside of US.

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stressful from both the manager or the company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

Prosbig name on the resume?

ConsVery poor work life balance

Advice to Senior Managementplease learn to respect and appreciate your staff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What was once a great company!

Former Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

Pros. great and hard working employees
. good salary

Cons. average benefits...but on a decline
. lack of innovation in products
. lack of career planning

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was once a great company

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWas a great team to work with

ConsSlowly lost market and competitiveness

Advice to Senior Managementhopefully Google will turn it around and not just have it live on in it's patents

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Employees are treated well however with management making poor business decisions there is hardly any job security.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at Motorola Mobility

ProsMotorola is a great technology company albeit it has languished somewhat due to bad management decisions. The company offers its employees a reasonable working environment and good project opportunities. Its a good place for people wanting to have a diverse technical career as there is the option for well performing employees to switch projects/ technology domain and work for another design/development center without having leaving the company and losing their history and seniority.

The company is fair in recognizing performance. Good performers are rewarded both financially as well as with growth opportunities. The annual review process which incorporates a dialog with one's manager each quarter allows for plenty of opportunity for feedback as well as expression of professional interest. Motorola supports employees pursuing higher education it pays for fees and course materials this may have changed recently due to the cost cuts.

ConsWith all the layoffs there is hardly any job security, additionally the salary is mediocre.

There are too many layers of management. At some of the sites there were too many managers not sufficiently technically focused and not performing any useful function. The company focuses too much on irrelevant processes such as digital six sigma.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut layers of middle management not engineers, focus on what you've be good at i.e. innovating. Don't follow bad share holder advice, spinning off Freescale and the making a series of useless small company acquisitions was a blunder. Be more strategic in you thinking.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work

Supply Chain Consultant (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Motorola Mobility

ProsMotorola offers flex hours and mobile work ability.. A positive

ConsLong hours.. Jugling more than one role

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work

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Feel like we are in the final straight

Director (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong leadership team, very collaborative environment, great products that are really starting to get momentum.
Industry leading software team and getting Motorola first to market with Android plus adding new features that are really useful vs. gimmicks.

ConsLots of change - mostly in the right direction, but it's not for the faint hearted.
It's sometimes hard to get things done, as some processes no longer work, having been built by people no longer with the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great to learn more about Lenovo's plans for the future.
Keep shipping great products and everything else will fall into place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent Work Culture. Flexible life

ConsPublication is tough. Work load.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

Principal Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

ConsStaff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good atmosphere

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good atmosphere to work , clear vision

Conslayoff , company downsizing and no personel growth

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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