Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
1,496 Reviews

3.4
1,496 Reviews
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
Rick Osterloh
24 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rotting from the inside out...bleeding competent people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Lots of parking, capable employees are quitting every day

    Cons

    -Old Motorola culture is well and alive
    -No confidence in most of the new leadership, new is supposed to be better (old motorola is just waiting to take over again)
    -Policy for everything
    -Lots of talk about change, but no action whatsoever
    -You'll create slides everyday but you aren't going to be able to ask why, you just execute
    -No innovation whatsoever
    -You are on a need to know basis
    -Culture of No
    -Has taken everything from Google and implemented poorly
    -Cafe is terrible and expensive
    -Lenovo is the new parent company - enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should quit too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company losing money does not present the best opportunities for advancement

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Tradition of company, culture and values are worth trying to restore

    Cons

    Revolving door. Thousands of layoffs over and over again. New people were put in positions without any training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between the employees and the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to get your foot in the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has many resources to utilize

    Cons

    Continues to be bought out by competitors

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company keeps getting smaller.

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    Former Employee - Product Test
    Former Employee - Product Test

    Pros

    My Coworkers were really nice to work with. Working on Prototype phones and tablets before it comes out in market. Access to free snacks.

    Cons

    too many different types of phones which means overloaded with work. Sometimes I have to work nights and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employees to full potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company.... Constant Change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Cool products, latest technologies, talented people

    Cons

    Constant change, in ownership and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the concerns about Lenovo transition with more clarity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Multi-National Conglommarate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learn a lot if you're resourceful

    Cons

    More politically driven then most other firms

  8.  

    Instability!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Great Benefits, Very exciting business to be in.

    Cons

    Career growth is directly tied to relationships, not performance or contributions. Senior Leadership is very disconnected from the day to day operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Far too many managers/directors are decent individual contributors, but terrible managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great American company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Libertyville, IL (US)

    Pros

    Used to have great training programs

    Cons

    After a few wrong choices for top-managements, lost all initiatives and Google doesn't care about the company itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manufacturing business is different from Software business...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company - Technology focused

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    Former Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer  in  Horsham, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Systems Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)

    Pros

    Great technology, perfect atmosphere to innovate and try new things, freedom to conduct research, great work-life balance, excellent employer in terms of employee relations

    Cons

    Not for those who want to climb the career ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can provide better opportunities for advancement, career oriented people will enjoy more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work with high skilled design, mechanical electrical and software engineers plus project managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Plantation, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Plantation, FL (US)

    Pros

    benefits, flexibility, wellness center team members were willing to help.

    Cons

    long hours and never ending conference calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be forward thinkers and return Motorola Mobility to its rightful place in the mobile arena

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