Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
1,517 Reviews
3.4
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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    Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Libertyville, IL (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Place for Start up ,there is a wealth of knowledge and you can Learn a lot, Co workers and managers are easy. Good Salary hikes and promotions

    Cons

    New Technology , Late working hours. Work life balance is ok, Less Products in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start make new design phone with good battery life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No clear direction

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people dedicated to doing the right thing and willing to make personal sacrifices based on making that happen.

    Cons

    The is a severe lack of direction, decisions change without obvious thought. Direction seems dependent on what other think rather than what we think is right. There are too many people looking to fight a political game and grow power for themselves rather that figuring out what is required to be successful. Instead they build strategy based on what the analysts say and then spend their time infighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have as much faith in what your employees say as what the analysts say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like big companies on the fast track to become a small company... this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive here.

    Cons

    The old guard are really the only ones growing in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Smart Phone Facility

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Roanoke, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Roanoke, TX (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Producing Moto X Customized Phones. First Smart Phone assembly center in USA. Lots of Issues that needs attention and Creative solutions. Opportunities to make a difference and create a good Career .

    Cons

    Have to Work with Key supplier (Flextronics) at their facility . They are not Very Fond of Motorola folks on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the issues , Recognize your talent and bench Strength. Stop Micromanaging Flex and Dvelop a Plan of action.that will allow you to manage and hold them accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Production Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In its day was a great place to work

    Cons

    Has moved much production off shore, poor job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Too slow to react to market to ruin the legendary name

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    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ODM job only HQ direction, good for entry level people to learn big company culture

    Cons

    lack creativity and advancement opportuinty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat Taiwan employee better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    organization needs more stability

  9.  

    Smart people with Lousy 80's management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Horsham, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Super Smart people.
    Good work Life balance

    Cons

    Very laid Back and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things need to get done fast and that needs less politics and more streamlined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning environment

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

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    A 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best people, best company... ever

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highest caliber of people (competency and character) imaginable!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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