Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
1,529 Reviews
3.5
1,529 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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Employee Reviews

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    Software engineer

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

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, facilities and personal growth

    Cons

    Business leadership can do more communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont diversity the portfolio too much.

  2.  

    Motorola Mobility - A good place to work, if you leave aside the uncertainilty

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The culture is good and there is new a push to innovate things apart from the regular day to day work. Frequency of communication from the SLT has increased of late, that helps everyone to be in sync with the overall plans. Very satisfied with the work life balance and the facilities available

    Cons

    Regular change of hands do affect the morale and the organization is not open as it claims to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tech Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Work culture is very very good. Very very flexible timings. The best place to work for software engineer.

    Cons

    Process oriented. Lot of documentation. Lot of reviews and meetings.

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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    No clear direction

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people dedicated to doing the right thing and willing to make personal sacrifices based on making that happen.

    Cons

    The is a severe lack of direction, decisions change without obvious thought. Direction seems dependent on what other think rather than what we think is right. There are too many people looking to fight a political game and grow power for themselves rather that figuring out what is required to be successful. Instead they build strategy based on what the analysts say and then spend their time infighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have as much faith in what your employees say as what the analysts say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The Smart Phone Facility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Roanoke, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Quality in Roanoke, TX (US)

    I worked at Motorola Mobility full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Producing Moto X Customized Phones. First Smart Phone assembly center in USA. Lots of Issues that needs attention and Creative solutions. Opportunities to make a difference and create a good Career .

    Cons

    Have to Work with Key supplier (Flextronics) at their facility . They are not Very Fond of Motorola folks on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the issues , Recognize your talent and bench Strength. Stop Micromanaging Flex and Dvelop a Plan of action.that will allow you to manage and hold them accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Production Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    In its day was a great place to work

    Cons

    Has moved much production off shore, poor job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like big companies on the fast track to become a small company... this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive here.

    Cons

    The old guard are really the only ones growing in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Too slow to react to market to ruin the legendary name

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    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineering Team Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    ODM job only HQ direction, good for entry level people to learn big company culture

    Cons

    lack creativity and advancement opportuinty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat Taiwan employee better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexibility to work from home. Talented & diverse group of people. The new office location is great.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons. I think there needs to be more opportunities for growth. There are too many organizational changes within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organization needs more stability

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