Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 26 October 2014
Updated 26 October 2014
1,519 Reviews
3.4
1,519 Reviews
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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 125 reviews)

  • Good place to work, good work environment, with alot of good people to work with (in 104 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. 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
  2.  

    Excellent workplace

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    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Schaumburg, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture at the SJC team

    Cons

    Google and sale with retention of patents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Engineering and technology driven company. Product Management drives strategy not Product Marketing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great incubator for technologists and engineering talent. Good people who are smart and hardworking.

    Cons

    Hyper competitive mobile category requires one clear focused strategy. Lack of business planning. Too many products chasing too few opportunities to breakthrough the clutter. Lack of focus on delivering products that meet unmet or unarticulated consumer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place fewer bets on bigger opportunities to deliver huge leap in utility and value for consumers.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits but lots of layoffs

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Horsham, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Horsham, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, bonuses and stock options/RSUs were great.

    Cons

    When I worked for them there were several rounds of layoffs with the run up to the Google Acquisition, then the spinoff of Home to ARRIS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing good benefits and financial incentives to the staff to keep everyone focused and motivated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Too much uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people who want to get Motorola back to a leader in the market. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much change and uncertainty with the acquisition by Google then by Lenovo to get long-term strategic work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your talented people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome Work Culture

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning, Employee Friendly Environment, Free to take responsibilities and decisions, Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Though I have heard some teams have hectic work schedules but did not notice myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue the good job! and few managers should allow room for employees to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are individuals within the company who know their job and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as a work life balance with this company. The work will consume your entire life. Be prepared to work from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep.
     The Senior Leadership is poor. Motorola seriously lacks organization and time management. Everything is done at an expedited rate and at the very last minute possible, which leads to errors and a lot of escalations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic!..Until things started going bad

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven co-workers, fast paced and always changing.

    Cons

    Lay-offs are common since technology and competition has passed Motorola by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box. Advertise Motorola's products.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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