Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
1,564 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For same reason work-life balance better in Illinois than California (in 128 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has high turnover in last few years which forces business changes (in 96 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Director of Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Awesome Workplace, Great Culture, Best Place to Work.

    Cons

    No Complaints on Workplace, Culture, Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    QA senior engineer in Motorola Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

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    Current Employee - QA Senior Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - QA Senior Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good perspectives to migrate to US (L-1 visa).
    Human resource departments do care employees.
    In teams using Agile methodology there is a quite good adjusted and flexible work process.

    Cons

    In teams using Waterfall model there is a too heavy work process with long management vertical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less process, more product and people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    easy going culture
    good pay
    good management

    Cons

    Upper management got chaotic ,did not relay expectations to employees well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    software engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    management team is rather postive and like to communicate with engineers

    Cons

    hope to have more training..

  6.  

    Wonderful place to work ! The ambience and the culture is definitely awesome !

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Compensation based on the delivery.
    Great set of people.
    Work Culture is nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets all political. However thats common anywhere in the corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Maybe too many irons in the fire, too many groups developing code for multiple phone carriers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there was some way to streamline the processes so multiple groups aren't inventing the same things at the same time...more knowledge sharing to save time and duplication of effort!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Cutting off the nose to save the face

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    -Work Life Balance is usually good, some peaks and valleys like many other competitors
    -Easy communication between different work groups/functions
    -Great benefits (from Google) - not sure how long they will last now, with Lenovo
    -Some good ideas from new SLT group seem to be making day to day work better - more social, more fun events, creates better cross function relationships
    - Really good products, both hardware and software

    Cons

    -Still a lot of old blood, doing things the old way - boys club
    - No career growth, the middle managers don't leave, so new blood hits a ceiling and then moves on
    - budgets continue to get cut, teams get smaller and smaller but more work is required of each individual
    - They say they value candid feedback or ideas but that is not really the case

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Really take a look at some of the people that have been around for 25-30+ years in the same position, are they really effective?
    -Review your "open door" policy and teach middle management to be more accepting of both positive and negative feedback and new ideas.
    -Also, back fill some of the positions that have left over the past 5 years, we do not have enough people, things are falling through the cracks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good technology, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good people, good vacation policy, good technology

    Cons

    Challenging industry, hard to come back its glory times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company after 35..Not for youngsters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    -Latest technologies
    -Decent Salary
    -Relaxed environment
    - Flexible Work hours

    Cons

    - No targets or deadlines followed strictly
    - No proper appraisal and promotion policy. You are totally dependent on your manager.
    -Lazy people

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