Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,503 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    My team at MMI was great, but the company as a whole lost its way years ago.

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    Former Employee - Performance Optimization Engineer  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Performance Optimization Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people and had a great manager who set goals but left you alone to achieve them. As an electrical engineer, I worked with very competent, dedicated colleagues. MMI has come up with technically excellent handsets like the X and Droid MAXX, but Apple and Samsung have vastly greater marketing budgets.

    Cons

    The once- or twice-yearly layoffs since 2007 got to me after a while - they're energy- and morale-sapping. So did the lack of a successful winning strategy on the part of the senior leadership team. I hope that Lenovo can end the endless downsizing, but I doubt that it can and suspect Lenovo will end up just slapping the Motorola brand on made-in-china products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm afraid it's probably too late to turn the company around, at least in its current form.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Recommended!

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Tanggu, Tianjin (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Tanggu, Tianjin (China)

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

    Pros

    Great place for a young professional with two or three years experience. Clear and formal process. Good reputation

    Cons

    With the formal process there, people in finance department cannot expect many challenges,nor the chances to growth from solving problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More rotation opportunities may bring challenges and dynamics many longed for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, but morale had been decreasing

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Libertyville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Libertyville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot as a new hire from college
    Culture and morale was at the highest when I first started in 2006
    Opportunity to travel to many countries to support product launch
    Co-workers were cool and fun

    Cons

    2008 company started to have multiple rounds of lay-offs and morale decreased
    Multiple reorganizations within the company every 2 months or so

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have worked for Motorola for about 4 yrs from 2005~2009

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good process and quality control

    Cons

    As most of the employees from different country so need to consider office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enhance leadership

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good experience and good people

    Cons

    long commute, not enough compensation

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excilent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Good work environment. No hard work at all

    Cons

    Over time every week but less paying job

  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Star

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Libertyville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Libertyville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    - Work with potentially cutting edge products;
    - Good salary;
    - Good benefits;
    - Good new location;
    - Many, many hard-working teams, many talented engineers;
    - Ability to test out some great products;

    Cons

    - Leadership is completely self-centered, doesn't want to look outside and see what others are doing;
    - Criticism is completely out of question, even the most obviously stupid management decisions are met with ovation;
    - There is no life-work balance as a principle 24/7 is expected of everyone, and anything else is considered as a bad work ethics;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rotting from the inside out...bleeding competent people

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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

    Pros

    Lots of parking, capable employees are quitting every day

    Cons

    -Old Motorola culture is well and alive
    -No confidence in most of the new leadership, new is supposed to be better (old motorola is just waiting to take over again)
    -Policy for everything
    -Lots of talk about change, but no action whatsoever
    -You'll create slides everyday but you aren't going to be able to ask why, you just execute
    -No innovation whatsoever
    -You are on a need to know basis
    -Culture of No
    -Has taken everything from Google and implemented poorly
    -Cafe is terrible and expensive
    -Lenovo is the new parent company - enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should quit too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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