Motorola Mobility

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Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.1 1,478 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Motorola Mobility President Rick Osterloh

Rick Osterloh

(20 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Senior Firmware engineer

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsSuch a great company to work for, stock options were generous, holidays bonuses twice a year and annual reviews routine. The work was interesting and varied and had a great collection of dedicated engineering staff.

    The office environment was relaxed and friendly but efficient and focused. Management allowed the engineers to do what they do best, engineering with little interruption.

    ConsThe only thing I would say I did not like was free phones had a low limit for personal calls.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, such good pedigree, others can only mimic in envy.

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    Good Company overall

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Basingstoke, England

    ProsGood salary and benefits package. Nice friendly colleagues. Good flexibility.

    ConsSeemingly constant changes, to the point that change was the only constant. Lots of redundancies in recent years, which although necessary still difficult foe everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    lots of opportunities, I stayed 12 years!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Basingstoke, England

    Prosopportunities to work with many different people and get involved on different projects. Internal movement and retraining encouraged.

    Conslike other tech companies, they look for the lowest cost centres so it's no unheard of to see whole departments and job functions be moved overseas to outsource companies, whether or not it achieves the same level of results as keeping it internal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Basingstoke, England

    ProsGood team spirit, great working conditions

    Conssometimes concentrates on technical excellence rather that business requirements

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great times and sad times

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

    ProsGreat employment package
    - competitive salary
    - good health plan
    - pensions plan was good, but goverment have screwed this for everyone, now it's average
    - if you are flexible then you can do well in Moto

    ConsHas suffered from weak CEO leadership in recent years
    Did not maximise on some great opportunities
    Lost a lot of money not seeing ventures through to revenue

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand by decisions and ensure all business activity has clear line of sight to revenue

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    More the division's fault than the company's

    Senior Build Engineer (Former Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsThe main Motorola business provided much training and opportunity for career development.
    Chance to work with other, less broken, divisions.

    ConsBad and cliquey management,
    No opportunity for advancement in product group.
    Management more concerned with own careers than their reports.
    Byzantine and overly complex internal systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to enforce some of Tom Peters' ideas.
    Management as stewardship.
    Needs to be an internal tribunal for complaints against bad managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Technical Services

    Director (Former Employee) Basingstoke, England

    ProsTechnology and the global reach of the company

    ConsBureaucratically and the politically charged work conditions

    Advice to Senior Managementwork smarter and in a simple way without politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working with the Account Managers was a nightmare

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsProfessional, Respectful, Integrity, Loyalty, Great IT support.

    ConsOld management attitude
    Stuck in past glory
    Marketing team stuck also on past glory
    Do not listen to the front line managers
    Terrible at pushing forward low management idea

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN TO YOUR AREA SALES REPS! THE O/S NEEDS CHANGING IN THE UK!! BRING IT INLINE.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Engineers, Management Inept

    Engineer (Current Employee) Glasgow, Scotland

    ProsGood engineering variety and well respected in the engineering community. Good rewards and very competitive package overall with excellent conditions and surroundings.

    ConsThe industry is very cyclical and the whole work force depend on the r&d and npi teams doing a good job, which doesn't always happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey tended to adopt a dictatorial approach to mgmt and they were top heavy with managers. Having production managers then lead engineering teams was a very bad move.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too Big

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood structure in place
    Some great employees
    Tries hard to make it a good company to work for

    ConsThere is a culture of fear - nobody wants to make a decision in fear of being repremanded if it turned out to be a wrong decision. Thus decision making is stiffled & pushed up to people who shouldn't be making such decisions.

    Advice to Senior Managementcarry on with the reforms

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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