Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
1,503 Reviews

3.4
1,503 Reviews
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Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh
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25 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.  

    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)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than 8 years

    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
  2.  

    Great place to get your foot in the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has many resources to utilize

    Cons

    Continues to be bought out by competitors

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company keeps getting smaller.

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    Former Employee - Product Test
    Former Employee - Product Test

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor for more than a year

    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
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  5.  

    Good Company.... Constant Change

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

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

    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
  6.  

    Multi-National Conglommarate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Learn a lot if you're resourceful

    Cons

    More politically driven then most other firms

  7.  

    The happiness in MOTOROLA is always in my mind.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain NPI Engineer  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain NPI Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Very good company culture and environment.

    Cons

    Big chanllenges of new product design

  8. 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)

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

    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
  9.  

    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)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, good benefits overall from an employee perspective...

    Cons

    limited opportunity for job rotating and personal growth is very slow especially in engineering jobs,

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