Motorola Mobility
3.1 of 5 1,429 reviews
www.motorola.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There can be (depending on your manager) a strong sense of work/life balance"
    in 111 reviews
  • "Very flexible work hours as long as things get done"
    in 55 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 20 reviews
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Feel like we are in the final straight

Director (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsStrong leadership team, very collaborative environment, great products that are really starting to get momentum.
Industry leading software team and getting Motorola first to market with Android plus adding new features that are really useful vs. gimmicks.

ConsLots of change - mostly in the right direction, but it's not for the faint hearted.
It's sometimes hard to get things done, as some processes no longer work, having been built by people no longer with the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great to learn more about Lenovo's plans for the future.
Keep shipping great products and everything else will fall into place.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent Work Culture. Flexible life

ConsPublication is tough. Work load.

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

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Still a good company despite uncertainty in the looming Lenovo acquisition

Principal Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsSmart people, interesting projects and cutting edge technology if you pick the right group. Good work-life balance, flexible work schedule. Convenient access to VTA light rail (public tram) and CalTrain. Motorola products are on the upswing and the company has a promising future.

ConsStaff are anxious about the Lenovo buyout and what it will be like post-Google. Some people abuse the work from home perk, and still plenty of dead weight. Managers have their favorites and you would be disadvantaged in performance reviews if you're not on their list.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around and know your ground troops instead of always relying on your direct reports. They filter the truth you know. Also, the flexible work schedule is a valued benefit and employees with families highly prize it. Don't drop it otherwise you'll lose folks like me.

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

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Very good atmosphere

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good atmosphere to work , clear vision

Conslayoff , company downsizing and no personel growth

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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Excellent

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsVery good Work culture and excellent workforce

Consuncertainity
periodic layoffs
periodic aquisitions
management changes

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

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

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

Prosgood culture, career advancement opportunity

Conswork schedule is often tight

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company, good people, not so tired of working overtime

Media Designer (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than a year

Prosbig company, good salary, not so busy all the time, great opportunity to contribute

Conspeople are not that passionate, more like a big, pride company with lots of people not so creative

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It was a great company

Senior Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWork Life balance is very good
Team
salary

ConsSo many separations ,No Job security or stability .
Better to avoid joining at this point of time

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

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I had a great experience working for Motorola.

Key Account Manager (Former Employee)
Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

ProsGreat growth opportunities. Great team work.

ConsUnstable because it was acquired first by Google, now by Lenovo. You never know what will happen

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Cork, NY (US)

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

Pros1) Interesting work
2) Excellent training available.
3) Competitive salaries

ConsNone. Was an excellent role and the hours were perfect for getting a good work/life balance.

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

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