Motorola Mobility
3.1 of 5 1,431 reviews
www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

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Pros:
  • "For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California"
    in 116 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
  • "Also, the work-life balance can be difficult, because it's a fast-paced industry"
    in 22 reviews
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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Libertyville, IL (US)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for less than a year

ProsGood management. Did not work at the company long enough time to add more.

ConsHard to follow company direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosteams members are very focused on getting job done

Constoo many internal reviews is not necessary effective

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice team with an uncertain future

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for less than a year

ProsSome people are friendly, free snacks and drinks, nice decor, massage chairs near breakrooms.

ConsLots of email, everyone gets copied in emails, political, backstabbing practices, soon to be acquired by Lenovo

Advice to Senior ManagementVery sad to see that you are selling Motorola to Lenovo. The new phones Moto X and Moto G could have been the beginning of a new renaissance at Motorola. Now, Motorola will just become another maker of cheap Chinese phones.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor

ProsGreat people to work with, Strong management

ConsNot knowing if your great environment will change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Never a dull moment

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

I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people who are very strong technically. Great products. Good benefits (medical, vacation, etc). Flexible working conditions (work from home, flexible hours).

ConsDespite significant downsizing, organization remains siloed. Senior management retains high degree of control on most decisions. Too many of the mid and high level managers lack interest in resource management, making career development truly the employee's responsibility

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more big risks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I'd work there again

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Libertyville, IL (US)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAlways worked on cutting edge technology

ConsManagement was not effective in analyzing trends

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Motorola - great company, at least in the past

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

Pros- Big company;
- Very experienced and professional staff;
- Very good benefits;
- Inherent and constant improvement movement;
- Friendly atmosphere and environment.

Cons- Not stable recently;
- Permanent downsize and re-organizations;
- Less people oriented without any visible business grow;
- Clan's culture

Advice to Senior Management- Transform very right declarations to real actions and behaviors;
- Invest more in Research and Development to create high innovation products.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoying work while making an impact

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVisibility on company direction, Chance to work on a round breaking technology in the mobile space

ConsAmbiguity of a major company change

Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization of priorities

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

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Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Libertyville, IL (US)

I have been working at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than a year

Proswork closely with developers. easy to communicate.

Conscafeteria is bad, no PTO for contractors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's always a bumpy ride but it comes with the excitement of working on cool products.

Director (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros- Legacy Motorola team is great to work with.
- Benefits and Pay
- Great industry exposure
- Empowered to your career

Cons- Too many leadership changes.

Advice to Senior Management- Drive accountability
- Drive decisions based on data
- Be independent thinkers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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