Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
1,512 Reviews
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Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 125 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 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)

    Pros

    Open, fair, mature in processing

    Cons

    Over-processing; too long development cycle;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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 an year)

    Pros

    big name on the resume?

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please learn to respect and appreciate your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Pros

    . great and hard working employees
    . good salary

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours.. Jugling more than one role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    They have really Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    There can be Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice manager and team, flexible work time, neat work environment

    Cons

    Can't think too much of a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can lay your hands on some real leading stuffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Distinguish member of technical staff

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    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Distinguish Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work culture which allows you to schedule your own work, some amount of innovation, solid products releases.

    Cons

    Hard to grow in engineering role, some manager do politics, pay is not one of the best in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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