Motorola Mobility Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
1,515 Reviews
3.4
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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 retains high degree of control on most decisions (in 95 reviews)

  • Work life balance has become a challenge amid tough industry challenges (in 27 reviews)

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    Senior Firmware engineer

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    Such 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, such good pedigree, others can only mimic in envy.

  2.  

    Good Company overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    lots of opportunities, I stayed 12 years!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    like 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England

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

    Pros

    Good team spirit, great working conditions

    Cons

    sometimes concentrates on technical excellence rather that business requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great times and sad times

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Has 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stand by decisions and ensure all business activity has clear line of sight to revenue

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    More the division's fault than the company's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Build Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Build Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Basingstoke, England
    Former Employee - Director in Basingstoke, England

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

    Technology and the global reach of the company

    Cons

    Bureaucratically and the politically charged work conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work smarter and in a simple way without politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working with the Account Managers was a nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Old 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 ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN TO YOUR AREA SALES REPS! THE O/S NEEDS CHANGING IN THE UK!! BRING IT INLINE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Engineers, Management Inept

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    They 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too Big

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motorola Mobility

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    carry on with the reforms

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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