Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Manager, System verification

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Open, fair, mature in processing

    Cons

    Over-processing; too long development cycle;

  2. stressful from both the manager or the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big name on the resume?

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    please learn to respect and appreciate your staff

  3. Have had very good time at one point

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not able to continue to innovate once it reached to a high point of success

    Advice to Management

    Think out of the box. Better marketing/effort outside of US.

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  5. What was once a great company!

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    Former Employee - Former Employee
    Former Employee - Former Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    . great and hard working employees
    . good salary

    Cons

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Was once a great company

    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Was a great team to work with

    Cons

    Slowly lost market and competitiveness

    Advice to Management

    hopefully Google will turn it around and not just have it live on in it's patents

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Motorola 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.

    Cons

    With 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 Management

    Cut 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.

  8. Too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours.. Jugling more than one role

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work

  9. Helpful (1)

    Innovative, Iconic Company. Smart Engineers. Mixed Leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with smart, dedicated engineers on products with real impact. Playing with cutting-edge hardware and devices (some of which never saw release). Lots of encouragement to explore new ideas, innovate outside existing product roadmaps and showcase them at internal and external events.

    Cons

    Revolving leadership and mixed messages from management in later years created an uncertain environment with changing goals and unclear priorities. Sometimes caused knee-jerk reactions and political wrangling with irreversible consequences.

    Having said that, this is a company that I absolutely believe in. I want to see reclaim its legacy as an iconic and innovative American brand and hope that some of these issues have been addressed in recent years.

  10. Great design culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Design Visibility
    Good Pay
    I've heard it has great benefits, but I don't get them

    Cons

    Contractors sometimes don't get full-time

  11. Nice experience

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte C H, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte C H, VA (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for and very innovative

    Cons

    NO cons as such for me. Happy working here

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