Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 1,474 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(19 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California(in 122 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)

  • Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

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    Have had very good time at one point

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Wonderful place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Flexibility to work from home. Talented & diverse group of people. The new office location is great.

    ConsI cannot think of many cons. I think there needs to be more opportunities for growth. There are too many organizational changes within the company.

    Advice to Senior Managementorganization needs more stability

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    Best people, best company... ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsHighest caliber of people (competency and character) imaginable!

    ConsDefocused organization, overlead by finance. Playing not to lose, rather than playing to win.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on few products and high-value markets only. Couple that with the true innovation that originally built Motorola as one of the greatest companies ever.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsVery open environment, as long as you are self-motivated, and what to learn new technologies and skills, the company won't block u from learning it.

    ConsA lot of snacks, water and soda. Lunch is not provided, you are on your own. It would be great if there is a gym inside the company.

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

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    Too much uncertainty

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat, smart people who want to get Motorola back to a leader in the market. Great benefits.

    ConsToo much change and uncertainty with the acquisition by Google then by Lenovo to get long-term strategic work done

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace your talented people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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